How to Capture a Screenshot as File in Windows 8?


Today in this small post we will learn how to capture a screenshot of your installed applications in Windows 8 RTM. Whether it is desktop app or a Windows 8 app, you will be able to take screenshot by just pressing a key combination without installing any other software.

 

Not only that, the captured screenshot will be saved to your hard drive as an image file, so that you can directly access them. Continue to read more about it.




Register for Windows 8 AppFest at Bengaluru (September 2012)


Microsoft India presents Windows 8 AppFest, the world’s largest coding marathon for building great apps for Windows 8. It is going to happen on 21st and 22nd September 2012 at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

If you have the passion to learn and build a quality app for Windows 8 with the help of Microsoft Engineers and trainers, don’t forget to register for it to attend.



How to Share Internet Connection from WP7 Device?


Do you know that, you can easily share the internet connection of your Windows Phone 7 device to your Laptop? Yes, you can share the phone’s data connection to other devices using the Wi-Fi broadcasting.

 

In this blog post, I will share you the steps which will be helpful for you to faster connect to the net in your Laptop and share the data connection from your mobile device.



Targeted .NET Framework in Visual Studio 2012


Did you install Visual Studio 2012 in a fresh new environment and willing to target your project for .NET Framework prior to Framework 4 but could not see the option to change to the older framework version? This post will help you in details.

 

Continue reading more to know about the default .NET Targeted Framework of Visual Studio 2012 and the steps to install additional framework version.



Free .NET Decompiler “JustDecompile” from Telerik is now Extensible


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JustDecompile is a free tool from Telerik for .NET assembly browsing and decompiling. It lets you take an existing compiled assembly and then decompile the assembly language back to readable C#, VB and IL code.

 

This free .NET decompiler is now extensible and the first plugins are now available for download. Continue reading to know more about it.



Register for Windows Phone Webcast Series


Are you waiting for the big turning point in your professional life? This is the age of Apps and an idea is all it takes. So hone your skills by getting the latest training on Windows Phone Application Development.

 

Microsoft is organizing a 5 days webcast on Windows Phone Series for 2 hours daily. Take part of it and learn more on Windows Phone application development.



How to Fix Windows 8 RTM Activation Issue?


After installing Windows 8 RTM, I was facing an issue that says "Windows can't activate right now. Try activating Windows later". I tried it multiple times but couldn't figure out what was the actual issue here.


Later @LBugnion shared me the trick to resolve this issue which I am going to share here in my blog, so that you can find it useful.



Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now Available for Download


Along with Windows 8 RTM for MSDN/TechNet Subscribers, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 to the MSDN/TechNet Subscribers and all other developers. This is the latest version of the popular Software development tool in Microsoft platform.

 

In a blog post today, Somasegar announced the availability of Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 and Blend. Continue reading to find out the links and other important information about this releases.



Download Windows 8 RTM (MSDN Subscribers) and a 90days Trial for others


Recently Microsoft released Windows 8 RTM (build version: #9200) to the OEM Manufacturer and mentioned that the product will be available to the MSDN/TechNet Subscribers on 15th August 2012 and will be available for general public use on 26th October 2012.

 

As per their commencement, the product is now available for download. Find out the links to download the new OS from Microsoft. Also there is a link to download the 90 days Trial version.



Windows Store and Windows Phone Developer accounts for MSDN Subscribers


Microsoft now announced new benefits that will help you get your apps out to millions of people to see, try and buy! As an MSDN subscriber, you’ll now receive one-time 12 month Windows Store and
Windows Phone Developer accounts!

 

After reimagined Windows Phone Store from Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft announced this to the MSDN subscribers. To know more about the benefits and to get the links, check out the post.



Windows Phone Dev (#WPDev) Center now in a new look


Yesterday the Windows Phone Dev Center was down for quite a long time. The main reason behind that was probably Microsoft team was deploying the new version of the site.

 

When we visited the site today, we noticed a new version of the whole site. That’s not only a fresh, new UI experience but you’ll also find everything you need to create great apps for your customers with new features.



Beginners Guide to Windows Phone Development (#WPDev) Tutorials


On popular demand, I came up with this blog post. In this page, I composed all the articles, tips & tricks, problem & solutions that a Windows Phone Developer should know.

 

This list is not a complete list and I will add more links to this page once I complete more articles and tips on WPDev. So, bookmark it for your future reference and to get all the latest updates on Windows Phone 7 Application Development.



How to Fetch Twitter Profile Information using jQuery?


Do you want to show your Twitter profile information (like no. of followers count, status count, location, website URL etc.) in your webpage? Then this post will help you to fetch your profile details from Twitter.

 

In order to implement it, we will use jQuery to fetch the JSON object from Twitter API and populate all the necessary information. Continue reading to know further about the implementation.



How to detect whether Music is playing in WP Background


If your Windows Phone application needs to play some sort of music but you don’t know whether the device is already playing it in the background, what will you do?

 

Today in this small Tips & Tricks we will learn how to detect whether music is playing in your Windows Phone 7 device. When the player is playing media files in the background, you can easily detect it by following some simple steps.



A Collection of ReSharper 7 Keyboard Shortcuts


Today in this blog post, I will cover all the Keyboard Shortcuts of ReSharper 7 in default Visual Studio scheme. JetBrains recently released their new version of ReSharper with lots of new features and enhancements which generally improve application development productivity.

 

If you are new to ReSharper or just upgraded to ReSharper 7, this post will definitely help you to bookmark the keyboard shortcuts in front of your desk.



Visual Studio 2012 is releasing on 15th August 2012


Yes, you read the title right. Just after the announcement of Windows 8 RTM, Microsoft announced the release date of Visual Studio 2012. The final product will be available to MSDN subscribers and general public on 15th August 2012.

 

Visual Studio 2012 virtual launch event will be organize by S. Somasegar and Jason Zander on 12th September 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch it live.



Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing (RTM)


Microsoft announced that, today they released the new Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8 OEM and manufacturing partners. Side-by-side they also announced the general availability of Windows Store today for the MSDN Subscribers.

 

This is the first step towards the general availability of Windows 8 to the consumer and everyone is now looking for the date (26th October 2012) when it will be available for general public.


 
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