Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

How to use NuGet without adding packages to TFS

October 02, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net Team Foundation Server Version Control Visual Studio

In the recent project I was using few nuget packages. And I was using TFS. Committing these packages into TFS was increasing the size of the repository. Later I found a solution using Enable NuGet Package Restore option. You can enable this option by right clicking on the solution file or from Project > Enable NuGet Package Restore option.

How to configure WebAPI always return JSON

September 28, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 Web API

WebAPI will return JSON or XML based on the request accept header. But some times you may need to return JSON only, without considering the accept header.

How to return anonymous types from WebAPI

September 25, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 Web API

Sometimes you may required to return anonymous types from your WebAPI functions; I found a situation like this today, where I need to return list of values with a count, which was using to plot some graphs. Initially I thought of creating an class for this purpose with a count property, but later I found a simple solution using anonymous types.

Entity Framework Error - The underlying provider failed on Open

September 24, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net ASP.Net MVC Entity Framework

Yesterday while working on an ASP.Net MVC application, I got an error like this from Entity Framework Data Context. The problem started when I deployed the application in IIS server, while in the development server (IIS Express) it was working fine. In the connection string, I was using Windows Authentication.

How to enable Windows Authentication in IIS Express

September 12, 2013 by Anuraj

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC Visual Studio

Unlike IIS Server, IIS Express doesn’t support Windows Authentication by default. You can enable the Windows Authentication in IIS Express by modifying the applicationhost.config under the “C:\Users[username]\Documents\IISExpress\config” directory. You need to find the windowsAuthentication element under authentication, and change the value of attribute enabled to true.

Copyright © 2024 Anuraj. Blog content licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY 2.5 | Unless otherwise stated or granted, code samples licensed under the MIT license. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Powered by Jekyll. Hosted with ❤ by GitHub