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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


HTML5 kills off flash; HTML5 kills off Silverlight; HTML5 makes the dinner and does the ironing too. HTML5 is going to save the (tech) world...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta to developers

Apple has released a new build, referred to as 9B5117b, has been seeded for developers. This update is not available over-the-air as past ...
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

3D basics using Silverlight-5 and XNA

This article presents the simplest possible Silverlight/XNA program: a basic spinning triangle, albeit with full 3d lighting effects. It i...
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Silverlight Best Practices

Silverlight Best Practices (Part 1 of 4) Silverlight Best Practices (Part 2 of 4) Silverlight Best Practices (Part 3 of 4) Silverlig...
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Silverlight Best Practices (Part 2 of 4)

This is in continuation to my previous post Silverlight Best Practices – I, where I talked about Design Considerations. These design consi...
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Silverlight Best Practices (Part 3 of 4)

This is in continuation to my previous post Silverlight Best Practices – II, where I talked about Business Layer Design Considerations. Th...
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Silverlight Best Practices (Part 4 of 4)

This is in continuation to my previous post Silverlight Best Practices – III, where the focus was what should be and what should not be do...
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Silverlight Best Practices (Part 1 of 4)

I have been working on Designing and Development of Rich UI applications on Silverlight, and Windows Phone platforms and high performing a...
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First look at Windows Simulator

Many friends of mine have been asking me what my team is working on these days. I finally have an opportunity to share with all of you the...
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AWESOME WP7 Power Tool

This is an awesome tool for side-loading apps to the emulator/device. You absolutely will love it. It offers a lot more functionality than...
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Microsoft Windows Simulator Rotation and Resolution Emulation

The Windows Simulator is a tool provided in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview that helps debugging Metro style applications. Its main pur...
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Using ASP.NET PageMethods With Silverlight

Most developers are by now familiar with the PageMethod. This is a static method in the codebehind class of an ASP.NET page which is deco...
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Debugging Contracts using Windows Simulator

All of you might be pretty busy discovering what Windows 8 has to offer. Today I will introduce you to debugging Contracts, one of the coo...
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Using the DatePicker control in Silverlight 5

This article introduces the DatePicker control present in the Silverlight Toolkit and shows how to use it in Silverlight applications. T...
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How to use PlaySoundAction Behavior in WP7 Application?

Behaviors are most demanded feature to include in Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and/or WPF applications to implement proper MVVM pattern to...
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How can you Add Network Connection Settings Page in your WP7 Application?

Do you want to integrate the network connection settings page (like: Airplane, Bluetooth, Cellular and/or WiFi) in your Windows Phone 7 ap...
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

How to perform Asynchronous Processing in .Net

Introduction Hi, today we will demonstrate asynchronous processing using delegates and events. One might think what the need of doing work  ...
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Accessing Controls from DataGrid ColumnHeader – Silverlight

Accessing Controls from DataGrid ColumnHeader – Silverlight If you have ever worked with DataGrid and columnHeader template then you might h...
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

What are "Delegates" in C#

Delegates, a word that frequently pops up in the Interviews and many candidates gets confused and nervous when they hear this word. In thi...
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

User Control vs Custom Control in Silverlight for WP7

In this article I am going to discuss the difference between User Controls and Custom Controls in Silverlight for  Windows Phone 7. Before...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Microsoft WPF - Silverlight Comparision

  Microsoft WPF - Silverlight Comparision   Features/ Support WPF Silverlight Platform Support WPF is a Windows deskto...
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Common Validation Rules in LightSwitch Business Applications

Checking the validity of data input is a common requirement for any application that interacts with humans (and other systems), particular...
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The Death of Flash and Silverlight

This week there has been news that Silverlight 5 might just be the last version of the technology that never really seemed to get any real...
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App to Restart WP7

Sometimes I have felt rebooting my Windows Phone because I messed things up deploying an app or just too many apps running and I just need...
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Lighting up your C# Metro apps by being a Share Source

If you have been paying attention to any of the Windows 8/Metro stuff that has come out sense BUILD you may have noticed that with Windows...
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Why Adobe had to Kill Flash Player for Mobile; Silverlight, Flex, HTML5

You may have caught some of the headlines that Adobe has killed Flash Player for Mobile devices. A lengthy article was recently publishe...
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Rating control for WP7.5

Long evenings at hotels can be strangely productive time, and last night I started to think that there is no simple and lightweight star r...
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