What’s the SynchronizationContext used for?

Creating Windows applications, UI controls are bound to the UI thread. .NET made it to different iterations with different patterns dealing with asynchronous programming. .NET 4.0 introduced the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and C# 5 added the async and await keywords. Together with these enhancements of .NET, and the synchronization context, invoking methods that make use of different threads has becoming a lot easier. Continue reading What’s the SynchronizationContext used for?

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Upgrading an ASP.NET Core 5 application to .NET 6, all what needs to be done is to change the project file for .NET 6, and update the NuGet packages to the new versions, and you’re done and can build and run the application. However, to take advantage of new features, and reduce the number of source code lines, some things can be changed – as shown in this article. Continue reading Upgrading an ASP.NET Core Web API Project to .NET 6

Temporal Tables with EF Core 6

Temporal Tables with EF Core 6

Temporal tables keep changes of updates and deletes with specific tables. This is a feature of SQL Server since SQL Server 2016. Without using this feature from SQL Server, with EF Core often the behavior when saving objects was overridden to keep the data in the database. With updates from EF Core 6 and using SQL Server (including SQL Azure), just a few lines of code are required to enable temporal tables and use this feature as shown with this article. Continue reading Temporal Tables with EF Core 6

Professional C# and .NET – 2021 Edition

Professional C# and .NET – 2021 Edition

The new edition of my book is available – covering .NET, C#, WinUI, ASP.NET Core, EF Core, and more! Compared to the previous edition, it not only covers the newest editions of C# and .NET, you don’t have to carry a book with 1500 pages – the number of pages have been reduced – but I made sure that all the important topics are covered, you shouldn’t miss anything important topics needed to develop applications with .NET, C#, and Microsoft Azure. Continue reading Professional C# and .NET – 2021 Edition