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Vinz' Blog (ProudMonkey) "Code, Beer and Music ~ my way of being a programmer"
I've been actively blogging here since 2008 and I've witnessed a lot of great improvements and features in the site. Being a part of GWB is awesome and things has been great. It's been months since i thought of having my own blog, getting a new domain, hosting it myself,getting a new look and a more modern feel. GWB offers most of the things you need ......

I can't believed I will reach this boundary. Despite all the busy stuff that's going on in my life and at work, I still manage to contribute to the ASP.NET community and helped thousands of people resolving issues and guiding them to the right path of ASP.NET world. I am really honored to achieved this milestone and it feels great. If time permits, ......

This article talks about the different scenarios regarding filtering distinct values from the List<T>. One practical example is if you have a list of products and wanted to get the distinct values from the list. To make it more clear let’s take an example. Consider that we have this model below that houses the following properties: public class ......

It’s been years (8 years to be exact as of this writing) since I am involved in various forums such as (forums.asp.net), (codeasp.net/forums), (aspsnippets.com/forums), (msforums.ph), (aspforums.net/forums), (forums.xamarin.com) and most recently at C# corner forums. I’ve helped resolved hundreds or maybe thousands of questions from simple to very complex ......

Few years back I wrote a series of blog posts demonstrating how to add dynamic TextBox, dynamic DropDownList and a combination of both controls in GridView control. I’ve posted another couple of posts about how to delete rows for dynamically created rows and how to save them all at once. You can find the series of blog posts here: ASP.NET and Dynamic ......

I’ve decided to put the demo project on github in case someone would want to see and run the demo project I’ve created about syncing data between wearable and handheld device. Here’s the link: https://github.com/proudmon... If you are new to Android development and would like to explore it using Xamarin and Visual Studio then you ......

Yes I am one of the MVB now! I am honored and feel awesome about it. :D What is MVB? "DZone's Most Valuable Blogger program brings together a group of highly talented bloggers, authors, and technologists actively writing about topics of interest to the developer community. These people are recognized in the industry for their contributions and deep ......

In my previous post we talked about how to create app in Wearable and Handheld devices and created a simple implementation of sending/syncing data. In this post I'm going to demonstrate how to deploy and test apps in real device. First of all I am using Nexus 9 and LG G Watch as my test devices. Before we start make sure that USB Driver for Android ......

In my previous posts I've talked about setting up your development environment to get started with Android development using Xamarin and Visual Studio and also talked about a brief introduction about wearable. In this post I'm going to demonstrate how sync data in your android application. Creating the Wear App Project To get started let's fire up Visual ......

This book will cover the following topics: Conceptual Overview MVC Says Hello World The World Says Hello Back Don’t Trust Everything the World Says MVC Meets jQuery MVC Scaffolding The ASP.NET MVC Succinctly was written by Nick Harrison. This concise overview will teach you how to build robust web apps without having to worry about view states, page ......

I was working with Wearable applications using Xamarin.Android. It was working great and I was able to run the application on the emulator and on the actual wearable device itself. The problem started when I was updating the Xamarin.Android.Support and installed the Xamarin.Android.Support.V4 from Nuget. I was able to successfully installed that lib ......

What are Wearable Devices? The terms “wearable devices“, and “wearables” all refer to electronic technologies or computers that are incorporated into items of clothing and accessories which can comfortably be worn on the body. Examples are Google Glass and Smart Watches. I had the opportunity to explore on android wearable devices, particularly smart ......

CodePen is an HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code editor in your browser with instant previews of the code you see and write. You can use it to build and show off interesting things you've built, build reduced test cases to troubleshoot with, or collaborate with other front end developers. For more information, check out the official website at: http://codepen.io/ ......

Wow! I just noticed that this blog reaches 1,000,000+ page views within 2 and a half years. I'd like to thank all readers and to the people out there who followed my blog. Stay tuned for more articles to come :)

I got this mail today from Microsoft: “Dear Vincent Maverick Durano,Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in ASP.NET/IIS technical ......

I had a review copy of Jose Luis Latorre Millas's Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook. This book was given to me by Packt Publishing few months ago but didn't got a chance during that time to give an insight about the book. While i am very much eager to sit down and read them, I was not able to do it right away because of the projects that ......

Soon I’ll be releasing a new version of my open source control – ProudMonkey MessageBox to cater .NET 4.5 version. If you are using it before or would wanted to use it in the future, I would like to know what features that you’d like to add so I can evaluate it and may apply it to the new version. Following are list of the possible changes: refactor ......

Wanted to buy interesting books about web development and other related technologies in good deals? Well you must hurry because Packt Publishing are launching an exciting campaign to coincide with the release of our 2000th title. During this offer Packt is giving its reader a chance to dive into their comprehensive catalog and Buy One, Get One Free ......

Introduction SignalR is a pretty new and very exciting feature in ASP.NET. It offers a simple and clean API that allows you to create real time web applications where the server needs to continuously push data to clients. Common applications are chat, news feeds, notifications and multi-player games. For this exercise we’re going to build a simple chat ......

Working with client-side technologies like JavaScript's and Ajax can sometimes be a pain in the butt. One practical example is if you’d like to display a message to the end user or do something else after all Ajax calls within the loop are completed. In this post I’m going to show how to make it work. Suppose that we have this JavaScript block below ......

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