Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ASP.NET MVC 5 User Admin

AKA (for google-fu):
asp.net mvc 5 web site administration tool
asp.net mvc 5 web configuration tool
asp.net mvc 5 identity
asp.net mvc 5 membership

I have missed the asp.net Web Site Administration Tool that used to be included with Visual Studio. I created an alternative for asp.net mvc 4 you can find here.

For asp.net mvc 5, I created an Azure Site Extension to provide the same functionality. It can be run from VS on your local machine as well as installed as a site extension on Azure.

Links:
extension: https://www.siteextensions.net/packages/AspNetUserMaintenanceAzureSiteExtension/
github repo: https://github.com/Stonefinch/AspNetUserMaintenanceAzureSiteExtension


Hope this helps,
Aaron

Gather Metadata For Each Column of SQL Table

Often when working with a new data set I'll run these queries to learn more about each column of data.

https://gist.github.com/aaronhoffman/eb30805ee2f5cafc64152dd1def800bd

For example, you can run a single query to union together aggregate data on each numeric column. Result looks something like this:



Hope this helps,
Aaron

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Get Line Numbers In Exception Stack Trace

If you want to ensure you get line numbers in your Exception Stack Trace, you need to make sure your project is set up to provide "full" debug info on build. By default, for "Release" configuration, this is set to "pdb-only".

Steps to enable:

In Visual Studio...

1. Ensure your project is set to "Release" Solution Configuration (or whichever config you use for deployments)

2. Go to Project > Properties > Build

3. Click the Advanced Button in the bottom right.

4. Under Output > "Debug Info", choose "full" from the dropdown.

5. Save all settings and build your project. You will now see line numbers in Exception Stack Traces.


Hope this helps,
Aaron