Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Powershell - starting and stopping multiple app pools

The following powershell script defines some functions in Powershell that can start up or stop all iis app pools on a server. It can be handy when you want to test out concurrency issues and switch off all IIS app pools and start up again.

Function fnStartApplicationPool([string]$appPoolName){
Import-Module WebAdministration 
 if ((Get-WebAppPoolState $appPoolName).Value -ne 'Started') {
  Write-Host 'IIS app pool ' $appPoolName ' is not started. Starting.' 
  Start-WebAppPool -Name $appPoolName 
  Write-Host 'IIS app pool ' $appPoolName 'started' 
 }
}

Function fnStartAllApplicationPools() {
Import-Module WebAdministration  
 Write-Host "Starting all app pools" 
 $appPools = (Get-ChildItem IIS:\AppPools)

foreach ($appPool in $appPools) { 
  & fnStartApplicationPool -appPoolName $appPool.Name
}
}

#fnStartAllApplicationPools #start all applications pools


Function fnStopApplicationPool([string]$poolname) {
Import-Module WebAdministration 
 if ((Get-WebAppPoolState $appPoolName).Value -ne 'Stopped') {
  Stop-WebAppPool -Name $appPoolName 
 }
}

Function fnStopAllApplicationPools(){
Import-Module WebAdministration  
 Write-Host "Starting all app pools" 
 $appPools = (Get-ChildItem IIS:\AppPools)

foreach ($appPool in $appPools) { 
  & fnStopApplicationPool-appPoolName $appPool.Name
}  

}

#fnStopAllApplicationPools #start all applications pools


Friday, 22 February 2019

Serializing a data contract with xml declaration and indented formatting

This code will serialize your object graph and also do xml indentation and adding an xml declaration at the top, using DataContractSerializer.



public static string SerializeObjectIndented(T dataContract, bool omitXmlDeclaration = false) where T : class
{
 using (var output = new StringWriter())
 {
  using (var writer = new XmlTextWriter(output) { Formatting = Formatting.Indented })
  {
   if (!omitXmlDeclaration)
    writer.WriteStartDocument();
   var serializer = new System.Runtime.Serialization.DataContractSerializer(typeof(T));
   serializer.WriteObject(writer, dataContract);
   
   return output.GetStringBuilder().ToString();
  }
 }
}

To use it, just pass in your object and get an xml back!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Debugging Create React App javascript and tests in Visual Studio Code

This is a handy collection of configurations for debugging your Create React App javscript code (launching Chrome) and also tests generated with Create React App (CRA). Note that the last one does not work probably if you have ejected the CRA. Here is the .vscode/launch.json file:

{
 // Use IntelliSense to learn about possible attributes.
 // Hover to view descriptions of existing attributes.
 // For more information, visit: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=830387
 "version": "0.2.0",
 "configurations": [
  {
   "name": "Chrome debug 3000",
   "type": "chrome",
   "request": "launch",
   "url": "https://localhost:3000",
   "webRoot": "${workspaceRoot}/src"
  },
  {
   "name": "Debug CRA Tests",
   "type": "node",
   "request": "launch",
   "runtimeExecutable": "${workspaceRoot}/node_modules/.bin/react-scripts",
   "args": [
    "test",
    "--runInBand",
    "--no-cache"
   ],
   "cwd": "${workspaceRoot}",
   "protocol": "inspector",
   "console": "integratedTerminal",
   "internalConsoleOptions": "neverOpen"
  }
 ]
}