Few noticeable changes in Amber update for Nokia Lumia (WP8)

Everyone wants to update their phone’s operating system whenever a new update comes up with new features and applications etc., isn’t it? Recently Nokia started rolling out an Amber update with new features and applications to it’s entire set of Lumia series and will be available to all users by end of September.

 

Yesterday I received the update and at a first glance, it was just amazing. In this post, I will share you some noticeable changes in Amber update for Nokia Lumia.



Do you know that you can easily shift code lines in #VisualStudio 2013?

As a developer working inside Visual Studio IDE, there comes many scenarios when we need to position our code few lines above or below the other. Sometime such kind of refactoring of code is quite obvious to execute the code properly.

 

Considering this case, Microsoft came up with a new enhancement in Visual Studio 2013 where you will be able to position your code easily just using shortcuts. Let’s see what it can do.


Do you know about Peek Definition Window in #VisualStudio 2013?

Here I continue the series of “What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013?” and today I will be covering an ultimate tip that a developer working with Visual Studio must know. This will not only help you but will improve your productivity while coding.

 

In this post, we are going to talk about “Peek Definition Window” that comes with Visual Studio 2013. What does it do? Let’s check out it.


Do you know about Reference Counter in #VisualStudio 2013?

If you have already installed and used Visual Studio 2013, you might already noticed that every class and method has “x references” marked on top of it, where ‘x’ is a counter. These are called as “Reference Counter” and provides you information about the uses.

 

It’s a new feature in Microsoft Visual Studio and will definitely help the developers to find out the referenced count easily. In this blog post, we will discuss about this in detail. Keep reading.


“Tripura - State of India” - Download the app in your Windows Phone

Tripura is a small hilly state in Northeast India, occupying an area of approx. 4,051 sq. mi (10,490 sq. km). The state is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south and west border. The Indian states of Assam and Mizoram lie to its east. The state capital is Agartala.

 

Those who want to know about the state, it's districts, culture, tourist places and hotels can download this app which will provide you more details about the state. Get the free downloadable links in this post.


Guest post @Telerik.com - How to export RadRichTextBox content?

Recently I got a chance to write a guest blog post on Telerik’s official site and the topic was “How to Export content from RadRichTextBox to a variety of formats in WPF or Silverlight”. Thanks to the Telerik XAML Team who gave me this opportunity.

 

The article covers the simple steps to export the rich text content of the Telerik RadRichTextBox control. This could be an additional benefit to the end users who are using Silverlight or WPF app.


Do you know, #VisualStudio 2013 can sync all settings across Devices?

Visual Studio 2013 Preview is already available for download and probably the RTM version will come up soon later this year (no expected date yet). Microsoft came up with a set of new features in this release of Visual Studio IDE.

 

Among them, the first feature that you will notice in VS2013 is the synchronization of appearance, settings, keyboard shortcuts etc. across all devices that you use. Let’s have a first glance to it.


Recap of #CSCJBPChapter monthly meet (August 2013)

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We had a great event on 10th August on Windows Phone application development in our C# Corner Chapter meet. We had a no. of enthusiastic attendees this time in our event and everyone enjoyed the sessions a lot. Thanks to everyone who attended. Looking forward for your participation in the coming days.

 

In this post I am going to share the agenda, pictures and slides. Also, I am announcing the date of the next monthly meet. Don’t forget to register for the event and join us in September.


How to Start, Stop, Recycle IIS application pool programmatically?

IIS application pool defines a set of web applications and their corresponding worker processes to provide a convenient way to administer a set of web sites and applications. Sometime developers need to programmatically start, stop or recycle the IIS application pool.

 

In this post, we will learn how to programmatically call the directory service to invoke the start, stop and recycle operation on IIS server.


How to set focus to TextBox once Telerik RadBusyIndicator stops?

Most of you have already used BusyIndicator control in your Silverlight or WPF application while communicating with server or processing a huge data. Sometime developers want to focus to a particular control like TextBox once the busyIndicator stops.

 

I noticed in various forums that developers really suffer a lot focusing to a TextBox at the end of the processing and when the busy indication stops. Let’s read the trick to resolve this.


How to Build a RSS Feed Reader using Windows Phone App Studio?

Everyone wants to build their apps, whether you are a geek or not. And when you have a website or blog with RSS, it’s by nature to build a RSS phone of your blog. A developer who has knowledge of programming can easily start with that. But what about non-techie?

 

Microsoft has recently launched a tool called “App Studio” which will allow you to build a Windows Phone app without any programming skill. Today we will discuss how to use this tool.


Windows Phone App Studio - Build your WP app in 4 easy steps

It’s time for developers to easily build Windows Phone applications and host them in the Windows Phone Store (Marketplace). Microsoft came with a great online tool which will guide you to build WP apps in four easy steps. Though the app is currently in beta stage but you can create professional apps with it.

 

Not only that, Microsoft also came with some offers for the WPDevs which will encourage you to get started with building apps for Windows Phone community.


Bluetooth in rescue to your Windows 8.1 Surface RT battery level

It does not sound good but this is the real fact. If you have a Microsoft Surface RT device with Windows 8.1 Preview installed and facing issue with battery consumption while in standby mode, it’s time for you to turn ON the Bluetooth of your device.

 

Microsoft support team answered in a forum thread that it is a bug and the current solution to resolve the quick draining of battery is to turn on the Bluetooth.


How to create a modal InsertSymbolDialog for Telerik RadRichTextBox?

If you are a Silverlight application developer and working with Telerik’s RadRichTextBox control, you might have already used the InsertSymbolDialog that comes in-built with the control. This dialog provides you a direct API to insert symbols in your rich text box.

 

By default the said dialog opens in non-modal dialog and there are no easy way to make it modal. In this blog post, we will learn how to customize it to make a modal window for that.


Download WP SDK 8.0 Update for Windows Phone 8.0.10322

Microsoft released Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update for Windows Phone 8.0.10322 with four new emulator images to an existing installation of WP SDK 8.0. The new SDK version no is: 8.0.10322. You must have an existing WP8 SDK installed before installing this latest bit.

 

If you are a WPDev, don’t forget to download the latest SDK to test your apps. Find herewith the link to download the WP 8.0.10322 SDK update.


Missing [RoundtripOriginal()] in RIA Service auto-generated code

Recently after upgrading to latest Telerik binaries in my Silverlight RIA Service application, I noticed a different behavior in the auto generated code. After searching a lot on the issue, came to know that the RoundtripOriginalAttribute was missing in the entity set.

 

As we can not add the attribute explicitly in a auto generated file, I had a tough time to find out the solution of this issue. Lately, got the solution which I am going to document it here for you.


Visual Studio Intellisense Stops Working. How to reactivate?

Sometime it happens with most of us when Visual Studio stops showing the intellisense menu. Most of the time it happens when the license of some Visual Studio plugin expires or when you uninstall any productivity plugins like ReSharper. It makes you annoyed to think what is the root cause here.

 

If you faced similar issue in your Visual Studio IDE and unable to bring back the beloved intellisense menu, here is the solution for you.

 
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