Corey Roth and Friends Blogs

Group site for developer blogs dealing with (usually) Ionic, .NET, SharePoint, Office 365, Mobile Development, and other Microsoft products, as well as some discussion of general programming related concepts.


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  • Announcing the deprecation of

    My blog site has been around for quite a long time.  It started as a conversation at a bar by Kyle Kelin, the Dot Net Mafia's original purpose was to provide a site to rank and review recruiters known for being shady and lying to both candidates and clients.  That concept never took off but we decided to use the name ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 03-26-2019
  • Using Ionic Framework with SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

    For those that know me, you might have heard about my extensive use of Ionic Framework, a mobile app platform, to build various side projects including BrewZap and HappenZap. If you arent familiar with Ionic Framework, its a node.js based development framework for mobile apps. Ionic was originally built using AngularJS and then modern versions ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 03-26-2019
  • SPFx 1.8 now supports Office Fabric React 6.156.0

    If you have ever used Office Fabric with SPFx, you may have found yourselves struggling.  You quickly learned than previous version of SPFx did not work with version 6+ of Office.  Instead you had to use the LTS version of Office Fabric which varies significantly from version 6.  What make this such a pain point is that there ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 03-14-2019
  • Moderating content for profanity in your Ionic Framework app using Azure Content Moderator

    On any consumer-facing platform where users can submit content that will be seen by the public, it's a good idea to have some level of content moderation.  Manual content moderation using humans is tedious and labor-intensive.  Luckily, Azure Content Moderator, part of Azure Cognitive Services, provides us with some AI capability to ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 03-04-2019
  • How to properly add an Application Customizer to an existing SPFx Web Part Project

    The yo tools make it rather easy now to add additional web parts and extensions to your SPFx projects.  However, I recently ran across this issue which caused me weeks of pain.  The scenario starts with this. You create a new SPFx project with a web part and deploy it.  Everything works great.  Now, you go and create an ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 01-08-2019
  • Mail could not be received error in Outlook for Mac OS X

    If you are still connecting to an on-premises Exchange Server in Outlook for Mac OS X, you may receive the following error even though your password is correct: Mail could not be received at this time. The server for account "" returned the error "Login failure: unknown user name or bad password."  Your username/password ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 12-19-2018
  • Use the new IE11 Polyfill package with PnPJS 1.2.4

    Recently, I posted about the error (TypeError: Object doesn't support property or method 'from') you received in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) when you didn't include the necessary polyfills for PnP JS to work.  To resolve the error, previously you had to include the following Polyfills to provide support for things like proxy, ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 11-08-2018
  • Become a beta tester for the Office Apps on iOS

    Apple recently gave developers the ability to sign up testers using just a URL in TestFlight.  Previously, it required the developer to manage a list of E-mail addresses which quickly becomes unwieldy.  If you are interested in testing pre-release versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and more then check out the links below.  You first ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 11-07-2018
  • Building with Ionic 4.0 Beta? Be sure and update to Node v10

    We were discussing build times in #ionic-questions Slack channel today and Mike noted that you should be on Node v10.  Apparently, the @LTS has some bugs that are affecting performance.  If you haven't upgraded and plan to do any work with Ionic v4.0, I recommend it.  It significantly improves build and refresh tine.  ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 10-16-2018
  • Fixing horizontal scrolling in your DetailsList using ScrollablePane and Sticky

    The  Fabric React DetailsList component is a great way to display your tabular data when building an SPFx web part.  It's nice, but if you have a lot of rows in your list, you might need a sticky header so that you can see which column you are looking at.  As a developer building out this scenario for the first time, you might ...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 10-03-2018
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