Dirk Strauss

C# ASP.NET Developer and Author

Johannesburg (GT, South Africa)

I have been writing software for more than 13 years and have always tried to stay ahead of the pack by keeping up with the latest in technology. Apart from a passion for technology, I am passionate about imparting whatever it is that I learn. I have authored two books on C# and have written numerous blog posts and contributed to various guest articles on other sites such as BitRebels. I started my career at a small privately owned company, developing ASP.NET Web Applications using VB.NET and C#. Later I moved to a national company where I did SYSPRO integration and customization using C# as my main language. After 8 years doing SYSPRO integration, I decided that it was time to move on. I am currently employed by a company in Cape Town, South Africa where I can live out my creativity developing responsive web applications. 

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Articles by Dirk

  1. Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects

    The one thing that frustrates me a bit is how often the Visual Studio installer projects change from version to version. In fact, as of this writing there is no project template for Visual Studio 2017. It just so happened that the project that I was working on, was originally developed in Visual Studio 2015. It included a setup project that was now no longer available in Visual Studio 2017. It simply displayed the setup project as (incompatible).Some might argue that I should just go back to using...
  2. Operation Not Legal in the Current State - Debugging ASP.NET Core Web Applications

    The other evening I was playing around with an ASP.NET Core application. When I started debugging it, I immediately saw an error message pop up that said It was a bit of a head scratcher, so I decided to restart the debug session and see if the problem resolved itself. This didn't help and I saw the same error again.I also saw that my Chrome browser had started up, but it wasn't showing my web page. It was stuck on a notification page telling me that JavaScript debugging is now enabled in Visual...
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