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codingoutloud / ByteArraySerializer.cs
Created Jul 16, 2012
Serialize/Deserialize an object for passing through Windows Azure Queue
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using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
// Alternative (not related to this code, but in case you want to serialize to XML
// instead): http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/csharplanguage/thread/5d08bc28-5b61-4c5a-8c4b-4665b1c929ea/
// Usage example
// NOTE: The Windows Azure CloudQueueMessage constructor accepts either a string
// or a byte array. If a byte array is passed in, it is Base64 encoded.
// Base64 encoding results in approx a 1/3 payload size penalty (so the
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codingoutloud / PatientlyCreateBlobContainer.cs
Created Jul 16, 2012
Patiently create blob container; useful when container of same name was recently deleted (and full deletion may take a little time)
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using Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient;
/// <summary>
/// Ensure that blobContainer exists before this method returns.
/// There is no timeout or maximum time for which this method can run.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="blobContainer">The (possibly not-yet-created) blob container.</param>
/// <param name="options">Required options for blob creation.</param>
/// <param name="retryDelay">Optional. Control how long to sleep between creation attempts.</param>
/// <returns>If success, just returns. Otherwise, exception is thrown.</returns>
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codingoutloud / blob-frame.html
Created Jul 26, 2012
Display a Public Blob in another HTML Page with an IFRAME
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<html>
<body>
<iframe
width="100%"
src="http://pop.blob.core.windows.net/popstats/last-github-commit.txt"
frameborder="0"
scrolling="no"
name="lastGithubCommit"
title="Last Github commit."/>
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codingoutloud / github-webhook.cs
Created Jul 26, 2012
Handle HTTP Post for WebHook
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// POST /api/githubpushes
// FAILS: Content-Type: application/json
// WORKS: Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
public HttpResponseMessage<string> Post(
// not needed, but might be if more complex: [FromBody]
SimpleFormData webHookData)
{
var pushManifestJson = webHookData.Payload;
var pushManifest = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<GithubPushManifest>(pushManifestJson);
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codingoutloud / .gitignore
Last active Oct 9, 2016
Git Ignore for ASP.NET MVC / Windows Azure development
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# .gitignore for ASP.NET MVC / Windows Azure development
# Original file: https://gist.github.com/3318347 by @codingoutloud
## Github doc on ignoring files: https://help.github.com/articles/ignoring-files
## The man page for .gitignore (referenced by github): http://man.cx/gitignore
## Of possible interest (can be complex): https://github.com/github/gitignore
# Troubleshooting
# 1. If you add a .gitignore file to an existing repo (or significantly change one), you may want
# to force it to act as though the new/updated .gitignore was in force the whole time.
## http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1139762/gitignore-file-not-ignoring
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codingoutloud / make-waz-mgmt-cert.bat
Created Sep 22, 2012
Create a Windows Azure Management certificate for use with the Service Management API. This is also useful for using the "Publish" option from Visual Studio. A -private option can be used to also create a .pvk. You will need the private key (.pvk) if you
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@echo off
rem - Generate a self-signed certificate useful for use with the Windows Azure Service Management API
if .%1.==.. goto USAGE
if .%2.==.. goto USAGE
if "%3"=="-private" goto PRIVATE
makecert.exe -r -pe -n %1 -ss My -sky exchange -sp "Microsoft Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider" -sy 24 %2.cer
goto END
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codingoutloud / WebRoleSimpleWAD.cs
Created Sep 23, 2012
Turning on Windows Azure Diagnostics
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// Simple approach, usually done in RoleEntryPoint::OnStart - though could be otherwise (even done remotely)
// See full working project at https://github.com/codingoutloud/SimpleWAD
public override bool OnStart()
{
Trace.Listeners.Add(new DiagnosticMonitorTraceListener());
Trace.AutoFlush = true;
Trace.TraceInformation("Error");
// Set up to transfer to blob storage
DiagnosticMonitorConfiguration diagnosticConfiguration = DiagnosticMonitor.GetDefaultInitialConfiguration();
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codingoutloud / azure-mvc-about.cshtml
Created Oct 3, 2012
Windows Azure Web About Box snippet
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<!--
The beginnings of some useful context to display so one might understand some simple things about a
Windows Azure deployment without a lot of effort
Source: https://gist.github.com/3829053
-->
<!--
As might be included in an About page:
Note: only useful when run within a custom assembly; if run from within default.cshtml on, say, trivial
Windows Azure Web Sites site, it would show the About info for mscorlib, such as:
Last compiled: Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 5:40:04 PM UTC, File version: 4.0.0.0)
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codingoutloud / Web.Release.config
Created Oct 3, 2012
Web.Release.config transform to apply a real Windows Azure SQL Database connection string
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- Source: https://gist.github.com/3829717 -->
<configuration xmlns:xdt="http://schemas.microsoft.com/XML-Document-Transform">
<connectionStrings>
<add name="NameOfConnectionStringNeedsToMatchWhatsInRegularWebConfig"
connectionString=
"Server=tcp:abcd12hdj.database.windows.net,1433;Database=pop-tart;User ID=hopefullynonadminuser@abcd12bhdj;Password=TopSecretPassw0rd;Trusted_Connection=False;Encrypt=True;Connection Timeout=30;"
xdt:Transform="SetAttributes" xdt:Locator="Match(name)"/>
</connectionStrings>
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codingoutloud / make-waz-certs.bat
Created Oct 24, 2012
Generate a self-signed certificate (*.cer) useful for use with the Windows Azure Service Management API. Optionally create Private Key (*pvk) and Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx) files.
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@echo off
rem - Generate a self-signed certificate (*.cer) useful for use with the Windows Azure Service Management API.
rem - Optionally create Private Key (*pvk) and Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx) files.
rem - A more advanced version of https://gist.github.com/3767941
rem - Assumes the makecert.exe and pvk2pfx.exe are available in your path on Windows.
rem - SOURCE: https://gist.github.com/3948621
if .%1.==.. goto USAGE
if .%2.==.. goto USAGE
if "%3"=="-private" goto PRIVATE
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