Step by step – Upload files to Azure Blob storage

Here we will be creating a storage account of type blob storage and a container inside it. Then we will create a console application, add required nuget packages and upload a file to the container.

Log in to Azure Portal

https://portal.azure.com

Click on Add to add a new storage account.

Create a new container in it to store the blob files

Now we’d write a console app to connect to this container and upload a file.

Create a new console application and add references to below Nuget Packages.

  • Windows.Azure.Storage
  • Windows.Azure.ConfigurationManager

In Azure Portal – Storage Account, go to Access Keys and copy the connection strings for the storage account.

Inside console application add an appSettings section and add a key and paste the above copied connection string there.

The source code to upload the Blob file

// Retrieve storage account from connection string.
CloudStorageAccount storageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.Parse(
CloudConfigurationManager.GetSetting("StorageConnectionString"));

// Create the blob client.
CloudBlobClient blobClient = storageAccount.CreateCloudBlobClient();

// Retrieve a reference to a container.
CloudBlobContainer container = blobClient.GetContainerReference("myblogcontainer");

// Retrieve reference to a blob named "myblob".
CloudBlockBlob blockBlob = container.GetBlockBlobReference("WeekendChamps.jpg");

// Create or overwrite the "myblob" blob with contents from a local file.
using (var fileStream = System.IO.File.OpenRead(@"C:\Users\Bliss\Downloads\WeekendChamps.jpg"))
{
blockBlob.UploadFromStream(fileStream);
}

The file uploaded in the container

Hope it helps..

Plugin Registration Tool and screen resolution issue

Plugin Registration Tool Resolution Issue

Nirman Doshi and his Dynamics Lab

If you are a CRM developer or consultant, you can’t live without Plugin Registration Tool. The tool provided with CRM SDK is MUST in order to register/ uninstall any plugin to a CRM instance, be it online or on-premises.

However, there is one weird issue with the tool (atleast the one provided in SDK 2013, and SDK 2016). That is, except for a few specific screen resolutions, the tool doesn’t show buttons to allow users to complete the actions.

Notice the screenshot below, where are the buttons to “Update Selected Plugins”? There is no scrollbar either.

PluginRegTool-Issue

There are few workarounds to get rid of this issue. For example, hitting TAB key for 2 times from the Step 2 control. Or hitting a shortcut key. But, for me the preferred method is to rotate the screen to left or right, this is because at least you can see what button you are hitting.

How…

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