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Extracting text with iTextSharp throws an InvalidCastException

If you are using 'iTextSharp' library to read/write PDF files in your application and faced an InvalidCastException with the message "Unable to cast object of type 'iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfLiteral' to type 'iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfString'", this post will help you to know the root cause of the issue. Continue reading to learn more about it.



Windows 10 to add Grouped Processes and GPU Performance in Task Manager

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to get some new changes in Task Manager. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16226, Microsoft added grouped processes and GPU performance to the Task Manager window.

 

In this post, we are going to see the new changes that's going to come in Task Manager. Continue reading to know more.


Windows 10 now lets you easily delete your older version of Windows

Microsoft has updated the Storage Sense UI, which is targeted to release with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Along with insiders preview build 16266, it now allows you to easily delete the old version of Windows 10.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, and in the fast ring, you can now check this feature ahead of the general availability. Let's see it in action!


Windows 10 build 16226 released to PCs in Fast ring, with a bunch of new improvements

Good news for Insiders! A new Windows 10 PC build (16266) is now available to the fast ring insiders, after the last build released two weeks ago. This build includes a no. of new changes and improvements, along with many fixes.

 

Don't forget to read the 'Known Issues' before downloading this build. Sharing here the key improvements, that you can see after installing it.


Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates

Microsoft has started showing a red warning message "Your device is at risk because it's out of date and missing important security and quality updates" to the users, who have not updated their Windows 10 system for a while.

 

This warning message can be found in the Windows Update settings page. If you are one of them, read further to know more about it.


How to attach a DVD to a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10?

In the last blog post on Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager, we have learnt 'How to create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 10'. As the virtual machine has been already created, we will now need to install an Operating System to it and for this, we will need to attach a DVD/ISO image.

 

In this article, we will learn how to create a SCSI Controller to add a DVD drive to it and then we will proceed to attach a DVD/ISO image to the virtual DVD drive.



Microsoft Edge to support adding all tabs to favorites in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The latest build of Windows 10 Insiders Preview brought a set of new features and announcements. Among them, Microsoft Edge got a bunch of new changes that includes ability to add all open tabs to favorites from a single context menu.

 

In this short post, we will learn how to add all the open tabs to it's favorites list. Continue reading to know more.


OneDrive to get Files-On-Demand feature in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Yes, you heard it right! As announced in //BUILD/2017 event, OneDrive to get 'Files on Demand' feature in 'Windows 10 Fall Creators Update' expected to release this September. If you are a Windows Insider, "Good News", you can now experience it ahead of time.

 

In this blog post, we will see what has been changed and how to use the on demand files in new OneDrive application. You should be on latest Windows 10 insiders build.


Microsoft to add a new handwriting panel in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215 is there for couple of days now and if you are a insider in the fast ring, you might have already explored the new features added to this new build. If you haven't done it already, don't miss this build.

 

Along with other improvements, Microsoft has added a new XAML based handwriting panel which contains more gestures, easier editing, emoji and more.


Cortana to get Vision Intelligence in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 Preview Build 16215 for the Windows Insiders in the fast ring, having a bunch of new improvements targeted to release in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

 

This build gets a set of new additions to Cortana experience, called as 'Vision Intelligence'. In this post, we are going to learn more about the changes part of it.


Microsoft Edge to get site pinning, annotation, full screen support in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 16215, released to Fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft added many new features for Edge browser which will be available in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.

 

Before the features are ready for final release, let's discuss what's new improvements are being added to this insiders build.


 
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