George Kosmidis

Microsoft MVP | Cloud Solutions Architect | .NET Software Engineer | Organizer of Munich .NET Meetup | Speaker

ASP.NET MVC 5 with Razor Kendo UI: Dynamic Grid Creation – Columns, Ordering, Grouping and Paging

The requirements were simple! A grid that will load a whatever query, grouped by whatever columns, with filters enabled, paging and everything. Easy task with ASP.NET Telerik grids but not easy at all with Kendo UI!

Since we can’t have a ViewModel or Model for the grid (we don’t know what columns a whatever query has!), I came up with a rather different ViewModel that holds descriptions for columns, groups etc…:

Modified 2 years and 2 months ago

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ASP.NET MVC 5: Custom authentication with OnActionExecuting

Although I prefer the AuthorizeAttribute approach, there is another simpler way with a base Controller and OnActionExecuting:

Let’s assume the following Controller:

Modified 3 years and 1 month ago

ASP.NET MVC 5: Custom AuthorizeAttribute for custom authentication

In a previous post I wrote about how you can should protect your web app from human errors by enforcing authentication by default.

Modified 1 year ago

ASP.NET MVC 5: “Authorization” by default for your web app

Securing your MVC app is a tricky business! Although security is a huge topic, one of the problems that you might encounter is that unauthenticated users are allowed by default to execute every action in your web app. This behaviour is potentially unsafe because you have to remember to decorate your actions with the authorize attribute each and every time, and humans are of course prone to errors!

Modified 1 year ago

C#: Basic Combinatorics

Basic combinatorics in C# is a straight forward task for relatively small numbers like (100!). This is a helper class I wrote when I was asked to write an online lottery system.

Keep in mind though, that for bigger numbers (above 100!) you will need Arbitrary-precision arithmetic.

Here is the code and please, if someone knows a faster way or has some suggestions let me now!

Modified 2 years and 2 months ago

Visual Studio 2012.4, “Run As Administrator” -> “The application cannot start” error

After a good 2 hours of searching what the **** happened and Visual Studio stopped working, I finally found a working solution..!

Modified 1 year ago

Export MS SQL Database schema with C#

A few days ago I was searching for a way to export MS SQL schema of all databases of a server for backup and migration purposes. Although I found some tools, what I needed was a way to get stored procedures, functions, views, triggers and everything even if it was encrypted.

Modified 1 year ago