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Fixing unexpected Microsoft.AspNetCore package errors after a dependency update

This was a fun one! Suddenly, while running or debugging my ASP.NET Core 3.1 application, I started getting errors about missing assemblies, along the lines of “FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Forms”. These DLL files were not required a minute earlier – nor did requiring them really make much sense in my mind – but there was a nonsensical, easy fix, so in the end, it was all…Continue reading Fixing unexpected Microsoft.AspNetCore package errors after a dependency update

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How to disable “Register” action in ASP.NET Core?

Sometimes you’ll need the default identity for your ASP.NET Core application, but want to disable the registration of new users. Sounds pretty basic, right? However, there’s actually no easy switch you can just flip to enable or disable said functionality. I went through a lot of different articles and ideas by other people. Most of them involved fiddling with IdentityController, creating new scaffolded pages, adding new Actions with redirection code,…Continue reading How to disable “Register” action in ASP.NET Core?

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Adding Debug listeners to your console application fails in .NET Core

Every now and then comes the need to write your console output to a log file. There’s a simple way to do this in .NET Framework, and quite a few online articles detailing a borderline one-liner on how to do achieve it: Adding a log file listener(s) by calling Debug.Listeners – something like this: (Source) However, this doesn’t work in .NET Core anymore. Problem: Everything changes in .NET Core Using…Continue reading Adding Debug listeners to your console application fails in .NET Core

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How to solve ‘DbContextOptionsBuilder’ does not contain a definition for ‘UseSqlServer’ error in .NET Core?

This is another, kind of a classic and simple solution to a fairly simple problem: How to fix it, when your DbContextOptionsBuilder fails to take in your connection string and complains about UseSqlServer missing or whatever? Okay – let’s take a step back. How did we end up here? So, let’s set the scene. You’re building your DbContext (called ApplicationDbContext in the example below) in a .NET Core application of…Continue reading How to solve ‘DbContextOptionsBuilder’ does not contain a definition for ‘UseSqlServer’ error in .NET Core?

Internet Explorer working like Internet Explorer usually does - not working. But this time it's Blazor's fault!

IE11 fails to load a (server-side) Blazor web app

Welp – this was not a fun issue to run into! While nobody in this day and age should use Internet Explorer for any normal usage (occasional legacy scenarios aside), there are still some luddites who do (or whose IT department makes them to). This means it’s still useful, and sometimes even required, for a web application to work even in Internet Explorer. Description of the issue So, as shown…Continue reading IE11 fails to load a (server-side) Blazor web app

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How to create a DbContext from just a connection string?

When you’re in your .NET Core project, it’s always easy: you just register your DbContext in ConfigureServices, and then inject it into whichever Page, View or Controller you might need it in. However, when you have another project or solution you’re working on and you’d still like to use the same DbContext and your entity classes in it, you have to find another way to do it! What should we…Continue reading How to create a DbContext from just a connection string?

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How to fix “The type or namespace name ‘Services’ does not exist in the namespace ‘Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components’ (are you missing an assembly reference?)”

I have just resolved a random issue that’s difficult enough to google so I thought it would be worth documenting! These seem to be popping up whenever you work with anything that’s fairly fresh out of the oven… This particular case revolves around Visual Studio being incredibly obnoxious and starting to throw a ton of errors on code that worked five minutes prior. In my case, the error happened after…Continue reading How to fix “The type or namespace name ‘Services’ does not exist in the namespace ‘Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components’ (are you missing an assembly reference?)”

.NET Core fundamentals in one picture.

How to use UriHelper or NavigationManager in .NET Core 3.0 & Blazor?

Just a quick piece of documentation, as this piece of code has changed in different versions of .NET Core 3.0 so far a few times. Need to have things like this written down somewhere! UriHelper / NavigationManager with .NET Core 3.0 Both of these helper libraries do essentially the same thing: navigate/browse/redirect the user to a different address, component, page or view in or by your web app. What you…Continue reading How to use UriHelper or NavigationManager in .NET Core 3.0 & Blazor?

A simple graphical explanation of Blazor's effect on the web development landscape.

HttpClient in Blazor

Blazor is a new (ish) framework for building web UIs with C#. It either uses SignalR to manage connections between your client-side and server-side code, or even compiles directly to WebAssembly, in both cases cutting out the need to write any pesky JavaScript yourself – pretty neat, if you ask me! However, developing your web apps with Blazor is a bit different from using ASP.NET MVC, for example. Other people…Continue reading HttpClient in Blazor

SOLVE ALL THE ERRORS!

‘__generated__Index.OnInitAsync()’: no suitable method found to override

Welp – just ran into this one, and as I expect others to encounter the same issue, better document in right away! So in Blazor, I was crafting a simple component that’d display some data in a nice way. Being lazy and crafty, I thought I’d copy-paste some similar code from an earlier POC I had built, since I knew it worked. The component was overriding a method called “OnInitAsync”,…Continue reading ‘__generated__Index.OnInitAsync()’: no suitable method found to override