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    How to create a Nuget Package of your .NET code and host it in a private Azure DevOps Feed

    In this tutorial we are going to see how to set up your .NET code as a Nuget Package and host this package on an private Azure DevOps Feed. You can then use the Package on other .NET projects.

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    How to create an image gallery with Grid and only two CSS classes

    For my latest article I wanted to create a matrix of photos and the grid layout option of CSS came into the rescue. With only two CSS classes, one for the grid itself and one for the grid cells you can create a beautiful image gallery for your website.

    We are also going to see how to apply the grid on Markdown code and how to change the way the grid is presented on mobile devices.

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    How to map a property of a parent object to a property inside a list of objects with AutoMapper

    Mapping objects with AutoMapper can save you a lot of time and repeated code. However, some mappings are more tricky than others. Consider the example where we want to map two lists of objects and moreover, a specific property of each of these list-objects should contain the value of a property from a parent object.

    Let us see this scenario with a concrete example:

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    Map one C# Record to another with AutoMapper

    Records were introduced in C# 9.0 and are a handy way of holding data, instead of using properties of classes. I recently came along the task of mapping one record of one type to one of another type by using AutoMapper. At first I thought I will map them exactly as I would map the properties of two different classes. However, it was trickier than that :)

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    Parse your XML with XPATH and find a value of an element based on the value of another element

    When parsing and reading XML files in your C# code, you can use the XDocument or XElement objects to access it with LINQ and the Descendants or Elements properties. However, there is another option; you can use XPATH for traversing the XML. In this example we are going to see how you access a value of an XML-element, by matching the value of another element with a value given from the user.

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