IIS Express 8 – Cannot write configuration file

Issue I am trying to use IIS Express 8 for a Web site in VS2013. I am getting the following error whenever I attempt to create the website site. Filename: \?\C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\IISExpress\config\applicationHost.config Error: Cannot write configuration file Solution Go to the IISExpress directory C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\IISExpress\ Remove encryption from the directory. ie. Right click …

ASP.NET 5 First look

I’m excited today to read the post about a new release of ASP.NET Version 5. since this new release is one of the most significant architectural updates we’ve done to ASP.NET. ASP.NET 5 is an open source web framework for building modern web applications that can be developed and run on …

Seamless HTTP and HTTPS Websites monitoring – Use HTTPWatch

HttpWatch is an integrated HTTP sniffer for IE and Firefox that provides new insights into how your website loads and performs Trouble shooting Performance tuning  Verifying that a site is secure and does not expose sensitive information  Benefits Seamless HTTP and HTTPS monitoring without changing network settings or adding proxies …

Array vs List vs ArrayList: When to use which?

Arrays An array allows a collection of values of the same type to be stored and accessed via a single variable. Each item is accessed in the array variable through the use of an index value into the array. A C# array may be created in a number of different …

Best Practices for ASP.Net Application Production deployment

1.    Use trusted SQL connections with integrated authentication  To make the production environment more secure, one of the things we looked into was securing the database connection information between the web server and SQL server. 2.    Use the Aspnet_setreg.exe utility to encrypt the connection string and store it in the …

Deployment Element – force the ‘debug’ flag in the web.config to be false

To disables ASP.NET certain configuration settings such as trace output, custom errors, and debug capabilities. Set retail=”true” in your machine.config in the production server <configuration> <system.web> <deployment retail=”true”/> </system.web> </configuration> It will force the ‘debug’ flag in the web.config to be false, disable page output tracing, and� also force the custom …

WIF – Windows Identity Foundation

Identity Challenges Most developers are not security experts and many feel uncomfortable being given the job of authenticating, authorizing, and personalizing experiences for users. It’s not a subject that has been traditionally taught in computer science curriculum, and these features tend to be ignored until late in the software development …

SharePoint 2010 Public Beta now available for Download

Sharepoint 2010 Beta – [REF MSDN] Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise and the Web that enables you to connect and empower people through an integrated set of rich features. Whether deployed on-premise or as a hosted service, SharePoint Server 2010 helps you …