AWS Developer Blog

Category: .NET

Overriding Endpoints in the AWS SDK for .NET

Sometimes, when sending requests using the AWS SDK for .NET, you are required to explicitly specify an endpoint URL for a service. One such scenario is when you use an older version of the SDK to send requests to a particular service and that service is introduced in a new region. To access the service […]

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Response Logging in AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell

As described in an earlier post, the AWS SDK for .NET has support for logging service responses, error responses, and metrics for AWS API calls. For the SDK, this is enabled through the App.config or Web.config file. The AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell supports a shell variable, named $AWSHistory, that records what cmdlets have been […]

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Tagging Amazon EC2 Instances at Launch

In this guest post (by James Saull from the AWS Solutions Architects team), we will show how to launch EC2 instances, retrieve the new instances’ IDs, and apply tags to them. Tagging EC2 instances allows you to assign metadata to instances to facilitate management – especially at scale. Canonical examples include tagging instances to identify […]

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Requesting feedback on the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio provides extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio that make it easier to develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications using Amazon Web Services. We’re constantly working to improve these extensions and provide developers what they need to develop and manage their applications. To better guide the future of the AWS Toolkit […]

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Using Amazon SQS Dead Letter Queues

After Jason Fulghum recently posted a blog entry about using Amazon SQS dead letter queues with the AWS SDK for Java, I thought his post would be interesting for .NET developers as well. Here is Jason’s post with the code replaced with the C# equivalent. Amazon SQS recently introduced support for dead letter queues. This […]

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IAM Credential Rotation (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 3)

In the previous post in this series, we talked about using IAM users instead of using the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll talk about another security best practice, regularly rotating your credentials. Instead of rotating credentials only when keys are compromised, you should regularly rotate your credentials. If you […]

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New Sample Simple Workflow

When you install the SDK from our website, many samples are installed inside Visual Studio, including the Express editions of Visual Studio. Look in the New Project Wizard, where you’ll find samples showing off many of the AWS services.   We recently added a new sample that shows off using Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) […]

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