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Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC

Dona Sarkar, the chief of Windows Insiders, in a blog post announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC with a bunch of new features and enhancements. It's a step towards releasing the 'Windows 10 Creative Update' in the month of April.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the fast ring PC build, checkout this big update to experience it before the final public release. Make sure to checkout the bugs list before installing.



Here’s how to detect whether an assembly is digitally signed (using C#)

Digital signatures are the public-key primitives of message authentication. In common words, hand written signatures are defined to put authenticity of a file. In digital word, it’s the digital signature binds a person/entity to the digital data.

 

In this blog post, we will learn how to detect whether an assembly (.dll or .exe) is digitally signed. We will use .NET/C# to identify the same. Continue reading to know more on this topic.


Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017

Life is a journey which never ends until we stop breathing. During the journey, we are learning something new forgetting the older ones. Year comes and goes… never waits and that’s the nature. We are now at the eve of saying ‘Bye’ to 2016 and welcome the new year.

 

We did many things in 2016 with a hope to do more in the coming year and deliver our best to our work. Thanks you everyone for all your support and feedback to my articles.


How to set a specific row color of a WPF ListView/GridView control?

Continuing the series of blog posts on WPF ListView/GridView control, today we will learn how to set the background color (more precisely, ‘the Style’) of a WPF ListView/GridView control’s row based on some specific parameter passed as the data.

 

You may want to give your user a proper visual by providing a different style to that specific row. Let’s discuss with a simple example.


How to align the column header in a WPF ListView/GridView control?

In general case, the header/title of a WPF ListView/GridView columns are aligned in the center and hence in many cases you will need to align the column header/title to left or right (based as per your business requirement).

 

Today we will learn how to do this in the XAML itself by creating a proper style for the column header. Continue reading to know the trick.


Which antivirus software should I install on #Windows system?

Sometime it's a question asked by people "What's the best antivirus product?" or "Do I need to install any 3rd party antivirus product on Windows 10?" etc. Ok, to answer this query, you must understand how much security you actually need.

 

In this post, I am going to answer this. Also, sharing some Microsoft recommended 3rd party good products which you can run (not mandatorily) as a primary antivirus software.



How to sort records in a WPF ListView/GridView control?

As we learnt, the 'ListView' control provides you the base to display a set of data items or records in a WPF application. In last blog post, we learnt how to group the records in WPF ListView/GridView controls and design the UI to group using the Expander control.

 

Today in this small blog post, we will learn how to sort the records easily. You can either choose to sort from XAML or code, but here we will discuss how to do it from code.


How to create Toggle Panel using HTML and CSS (No JavaScript)?

If you want to display more information in a small space of a webpage, you want to use 'Toggle panel'. This way user only have to click on a link or a tab (based on your design) to display the information within that less space. The other pane will collapse automatically to give a toggle effect.

 

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create the effect in a HTML web page using only CSS. We will not use any JavaScript for this. Continue reading to learn more.


How to group records in a WPF ListView control?

Many time we need to show a set of records grouped by a specific field. If you are building Windows app using WPF control, it is very simple to implement using the List View control that we already discussed in the last blog post.

 

Today we are going to discuss how easy it is to add support for grouping in the list. Continue to know about it and implement the same with a simple example.


How to get started with WPF ListView control?

The 'ListView' control provides you the base to display a set of data items in a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application in different layouts or views. In case you are working to show a dataset in your WPF app, this post will help you to get started with it.

 

In this blog post, we will learn about the ListView control with a basic layout followed by advance layout with a GridView. Continue reading further.


Here's how to detect installed 'Antivirus' software name (using C#)

In the last blog post, we discussed the C# code to detect whether any antivirus product is already installed in the system. In today's blog post we will learn how to retrieve the installed antivirus software name from the Security Center.

 

Continue reading to grab the source code and discuss more on the API set exposed by the Framework. If you have any queries, do let me know.


 
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