Author: Reza Aghaei

I’ve been a .NET developer since 2004. During these years, as a developer, technical lead and architect, I’ve helped organizations and development teams in design and development of different kind of applications including LOB applications, Web and Windows application frameworks and RAD tools. As a teacher and mentor, I’ve trained tens of developers in C#, ASP.NET MVC and Windows Forms. As an interviewer I’ve helped organizations to assess and hire tens of qualified developers. I really enjoy learning new things, problem solving, knowledge sharing and helping other developers. I'm usually active in .NET related tags in stackoverflow to answer community questions. I also share technical blog posts in my blog as well as sharing sample codes in GitHub.

Auto-hide menu in Windows Forms

Some times you need to make the menu of the form auto hide to provide more space for other controls on the form. To show and hide the menu, it’s enough to set its Visible property. But to…

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How to get rid of BOM when downloading text from azure blob

When you download a text content using CloudBlockBlob.DownloadText() if the blob contains the BOM or byte order mark, then the returned text will contain some additional characters. For example in case of having UTF8 with BOM, you will…

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Default json formatter settings for HttpClient

When using Web API, after getting the response, to convert the response to a typed result, you can use ReadAsAsync<T> method of Content property of the response. Sometimes you need to deserialize the json result based on some…

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Open executable application on client using URL or Link

Sometimes you need a solution to open an application on client machine when user clicks on a link. It’s a common scenario in some cases. For example, you probably have seen mailto: url scheme. When you click on…

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Add custom menu item to IE context menu

You can add custom menu item to IE standard context menu to do some custom actions. For example you may want to add an item to open an executable program and do something based on selected text. As…

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Export SSL Certificate from Azure Web App

You can upload a pfx certificate into your Azure Web App. After you uploaded the certificate, if you open the context menu of the imported certificate, you will see the only available option is Delete. But how you…

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How to determine if a parameter is passed to a Powershell Cmdlet

Sometimes in a PowerShell function you need to know which parameters are passed to the method. For example you may have an optional parameter and you want to know if the optional parameter is passed to method or…

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Find Process Id of an IIS Site by Site Name

To find process Id of the worker process which is serving an IIS application, you can simply use Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager console. To do so, first make sure the worker process of the application is running…

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Prevent raising of Validating event of focused control when Closing the form

When you have an event handler for Validating event of a control, if the value of AutoValidate property of the form is set to anything different from Disabled, then Validating event will fire when you try to close…

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Make a Property Read-Only in PropertyGrid

Sometimes you want to make a property read-only in PropertyGrid based on some criteria at run-time. For example, let’s suppose you have a SampleClass containing two properties, Editable and StringProperty and you want to make StringProperty read-only if…

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