December 2008 Entries

Learning .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Video Podcast
If you are interested in learning on the upcoming .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, here is an excellent resource for you. Channel 9 is going to host a weekly podcast on the different capabilities of .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 at http://channel9.msdn.com/sh... While I am currently playing with the VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 build, I am more than keen to tune into these podcasts to hear what others have to say about the new features. If you aren’t aware, we released ......

Posted On Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:08 PM | Comments (5)

Always run WPF App in Maximized View
I have been playing around with WPF Applications and one of the annoying things about WPF as well as Windows Forms is that they always open up in a Normal View (which is like a Restored View) and you have to maximize it to have a full view of your application. I know this is a simple setting right from the VB Days and was wondering where to set it up in case of WPF. The solution was to just to add the following line of code under the “InitializeComponent()” call in your Window1.xaml.cs or whatever ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 17, 2008 6:16 PM | Comments (4)

Getting Started with ASP.NET
I just had the privilege (trauma?) of setting up my new machine and had to install everything from the scratch. I will save the rest of my experiences, for another post, but for now I thought of sharing, what I had to install to work with the latest stuff for Web Development in ASP.NET. These are pretty quick to install and helps you build cutting edge websites. 1. Install Visual Studio 2008 (you can get a trial version from http://msdn.microsoft.com/h... or the free ......

Posted On Friday, December 5, 2008 10:56 PM | Comments (4)

Charting in ASP.NET, ASP.NET Chart Controls for .NET 3.5 SP1
Here is a HelloWorld sample on the new ASP.NET Charting control. To begin with, install the free Microsoft Chart Controls and the "Tools for VS 2008 for Chart Controls" from here and here Note that if you don’t install the Tools for VS 2008 for Chart controls, the Chart Server Control doesnt show up in the Toolbox Once you are done with the installation, restart Visual Studio if you are already running the same (of course, save your work) 1. Start Visual Studio 2008 and create a File – New – ASP.NET ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 6:36 PM | Comments (30)

Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008
The Windows Live Team put up a neat bunch of controls that can be used in your ASP.NET Websites. In fact once you install the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008 from http://dev.live.com/tools/ you get a few server controls in the toolbox as well as website templates for Visual Studio 2008 project/website. I wanted to demonstrate how you can quickly add a video to your website that is being streamed from the Silverlight Streaming Service, all within 5 minutes. Pre-requisites 1. Visual Studio ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 4:16 PM | Comments (15)