IconHandler 2.0: file icons in your ASP.NET applications

Since its release, IconHandler has been a pretty popular module (on its own and with the custom DirectoryListingModule).  Today, I am releasing v2.0 of IconHandler, which contains some much-requested functionality and fixes a few issues that people have reported with the original version. (I don’t RTFM, take me to download) Here are the notable changes … [Read more…]

IIS 7.0 Bit-rate throttling module

Last week, the IIS team released bit-rate throttling module to the web. As the self-proclaimed daddy of the project (I designed and wrote the initial prototype in early 2007), I am very thrilled to see it out. The new IIS media team folks have done a great job getting it production ready and rounding out the feature-set, … [Read more…]

IISSCHEMA.EXE – A tool to register IIS7 configuration sections

Download: iisschema.zip A very cool aspect of IIS7’s end-to-end extensibility is the ability to define your own configuration sections for your custom web server modules and handlers, that reside in the standard IIS configuration files side by side with IIS configuration.  These configuration sections can then be read/written with all the standard IIS configuration APIs and … [Read more…]

Redirect requests to your application with the HttpRedirection module

Download: HttpRedirection_v1_source.zip The HttpRedirection module allows you to configure regular expression-based rules that redirect clients from url A to url B using http redirection. When clients make a request to your server, and the url matches one of the redirection rules you have configured, the server will respond with a redirection response, telling the client to … [Read more…]

Redirect clients in your application with HttpRedirection module

Download: HttpRedirection_v1_sampleapp.zip In a web application, it’s often necessary to redirect clients requesting one url to another url.  Here are some reasons why your application may need to do it: ·         A part of your site should only be accessed over HTTPS to protect private data, so you want to redirect requests made over HTTP to … [Read more…]

WCAT 6.3 web performance and scalability test tool released

Download: wcat.doc The NT Performance team just publically released the latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool), the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET. ****************************** UPDATE 1/24/2008: Updated WCAT 6.3 build is available that fixes the “NULL … [Read more…]

Get nice looking directory listings for your IIS website with DirectoryListingModule

*************************************************(NEW) Update – 2/1/09:Clarified installation instructions (see post).Fixed bugs: – Occasional icons missing / icons missing during heavy load due to MTA problems with SHGetFileInfo (http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=337530) – Directory listing template has broken icons in some configurations *************************************************Update – 4/26/08:IconHandler 2.0 released. Use IconHandler to build your own directory listing, or any other app that needs file icons. **************************************************  Do you … [Read more…]