Author Archives: Obi Oberoi

About Obi Oberoi

I am Technology Aficionado who has a passion for learning, speaking, blogging and hanging out with geeks and like minded people!

How to Call a UDF using ADO.NET

Let’s face it, most of us typically work with Stored Procedures with modest complexity using JOINS and such. Some of us embed Common Table Expressions (CTE) in the stored procs. If you are already using Entity Framework 2.2, you would … Continue reading

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How to Enable .NET Core 3.0 Preview in VS2019

If you are in the process of creating a Blazor app in Visual Studio 2019 that you installed right after its launch (around April 2019 timeframe), chances are you’ll find the checkbox titled “Use previews of the .NET Core SDK” … Continue reading

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Migrate SQL data to Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB Azure Cosmos DB is a planet scale, JSON based schema free, No SQL database with multi-API support. Microsoft defines it as a globally distributed, multi-model database service that supports document, key-value, wide-column and graph databases. In this … Continue reading

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Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 4

Diego Vega, the Program Manager of the Entity Framework team recently announced on his blog some of the breaking changes in ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4. Some of these changes include the following: LINQ queries are no longer evaluated on … Continue reading

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Cannot connect to runtime process, timeout after 10000 ms

If you are a web developer, it’s given that you also write JavaScript code. I am building an ASP.NET Core app in VS 2017 and I needed to install a feature that I chose to write in JavaScript. While everything … Continue reading

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Query Types in EF Core

If you have been using Entity Framework 6.x or EF Core, then you are already familiar with Entities and its usage. Query Types is a new addition to EF Core 2.1 which you can refer to Entities as its cousin. … Continue reading

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Data Seeding in EF Core

Data seeding is a process where you populate the initial set of data into the database. I’ll explain some of the rudimentary steps needed for creating seed data in your app. Prior to EF Core 2.1, seeding data was not … Continue reading

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Import CSV into SQL Server using VBA

You have heard the famous clichΓ©, “there are many ways to skin a cat”. That said, there are many ways to import a flat file into SQL Server. Some of them include the following: SSMS – Select Database -> Right … Continue reading

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How to create an .EXE using .NET Core Console App

In the previous exercise, we learnt how to publish and execute a .NET Core Console App! In case you want to review that exercise, you can access it from here. In this exercise, we’ll look at a quick way to … Continue reading

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How to Publish and Execute a .NET Core Console App!

Publishing a .NET Core app is as easy as 1,2,3. Here’s how: After you have created the console app, make sure you select Release from the Solution Configurations drop-down menu. Β  Now right-click on the project node inside Solution Explorer … Continue reading

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