Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

Unit test ASP.NET Core Applications with MSTest

June 07, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Unit Testing MS Test

This post is about running aspnet core unit tests with MS Test. Few days back Microsoft announced support of MS Test for ASP.NET Core RC2 applications. And MS released two nuget packages to support the development as well as tooling. Similar to XUnit, MS Test also require reference of MS Test Framework and tool to run the unit tests aka Test Runner. So in the project.json file add reference of “dotnet-test-mstest”, which the test runner and “MSTest.TestFramework” is the framework.

Using ASP.NET Core RC2 in Appveyor

June 07, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASP.NET ASP.NET Core Appveyor Continuous Integration

This post is about using ASP.NET Core RC2 in Appveyor for Continuous Integration. Recently Microsoft released RC2 version of ASP.NET Core. But for Windows OS, there is an installer exe available.(Unlike DNX there is not commandline / powershell install options.) In this post I am downloading the binaries and extracting to the location.

UI Automation for your Universal(UWP) apps with Appium

June 03, 2016 by Anuraj

C# XUnit UWP Appium Testing UI Automation

This post is about how to implement UI Automation for your Universal(UWP) apps with Appium. Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. To start first you need to download the WinAppDriver.exe, you can download it from the GitHub repository. Download it and install it. Once installation completed, run the WinAppDriver.exe from the install location, by default it will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Application Driver. When running WinAppDriver.exe a console window is opened which logs the JSON Wire Protocol HTTP requests, like this.

Using Kudu with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

June 02, 2016 by Anuraj

Kudu Azure WebApps Azure WebApps

This post is about Kudu. Kudu is the central nervous system of a Microsoft Azure Web Site; it handles the Git integration to a Web Site as well as provides an API endpoint for programmatic access to app settings, deployment information, files, active processes, runtime versions, source control information, web hooks and web jobs. It can also run outside of Azure.

How to Send Emails from ASP.NET Core

May 09, 2016 by Anuraj

C# ASPNET5 ASPNET Core Email MailKit

This post is about sending emails from ASP.NET Core using MailKit nuget package. In ASP.NET Github repository, there was one issue (1006) for Add SmtpClient support in ASPNET Core. And there was some implementation, which uses TcpClient to send email from ASP.NET Core. But this implementation is using MailKit nuget package. It is from Jeffrey Stedfast, and licensed under MIT.

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