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Microsoft is going to release Internet Explorer 9 RTM on Monday, 14th March 2011. Currently it is in Release Candidate and if you want to try it out, can download the RC version from net. Internet Explorer 9 has lots of new features and enhancements which will give you much faster and secure web experience.

 

In this post, we will discuss about the history of Internet Explorer which will include various Internet Explorer versions and their features.

Published by on under CodeProject | IE

DevComponents.comRecently I explored DotNetBar for Silverlight which is a 3rd Party library by DevComponents. I wrote two articles explaining Ribbon Controls for Silverlight from the DotNetBar library. It's amazing and simple to use. I have my own license of that Library. Thought to give some licenses to my Blog readers and Twitter followers.

 

Read this post to know more about DotNetBar and if you feel that you want it, try to Win the license for FREE. This time I am going to give 4 Silverlight Licenses of the same. So, more chances to Win. Hurry!!! The free registration process will end on 28th February 2011.

Published by on under DevComponent | Silverlight

In my previous article "Exploring Ribbon Control for Silverlight (Part - 1)", we discussed about the Ribbon control Library provided by Devcomponents. We created a small demo application, where we integrated the Ribbon control bar in the XAML.

 

 

In this article, we will discuss more on the Ribbon control items. It will be helpful for you to understand them in depth and use it in your application. Read the complete post and at the end, let me know your feedbacks.

Published by on under DevComponent | Silverlight

Microsoft Office 2010 has a cool new Ribbon Control bar which looks pretty rich and it is very easy to use with compare to the old Menu bar. Probably you may know that, we can create such Ribbon bar using WPF but did anyone think whether we can do it using Silverlight too, very easily?

 

DotNetBar Ribbon Silverlight Control with Office styling

 

Yes, we can create such Ribbon UI for our Silverlight application. So, if you want it for your Silverlight application, you can implement it very easily after reading these series of articles on Ribbon control.

Published by on under DevComponent | Silverlight

Do you work with Child Window in Silverlight and want to customize the look & feel to match with your application UI? Then this post will help you to understand the process. I am going to discuss with you the customization steps in detail, so that, next time when you want to modify your Child Window UI, you will find it very useful.

 

In this article, I will guide you through the steps of customization with the help of a sample application. We will need Microsoft Expression Blend for the full customization. Read the complete article to learn about it.

Published by on under ExpressionBlend | Silverlight

imageVisual Studio LightSwitch is a new tool for building data-driven Silverlight Application using Visual Studio IDE. It automatically generates the User Interface for a DataSource without writing any code. You can write a small amount of code also to meet your requirement.

 

In my previous chapter “Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part – 4)” I guided you step-by-step process to create a List and Details screen. There I demonstrated you, how to integrate two or more tables inside a single screen.

 

In this chapter, I am going to demonstrate you of doing custom validation using Visual Studio LightSwitch. This time we will jump into writing some code to extend the functionalities.

Published by on under LightSwitch | LightSwitchTutorial

On 11th November, I declared a Contest to giveaway a Developer License of Telerik RadControls for Silverlight which costs around $799. The contest ended on 25th December 2010 and as mentioned, I am going to announce the Winner of this contest in this post today.

 

I got a huge response in this contest and it was very difficult for me to chose the Winner but finally the Winner’s name is in my hand. Read to know who among of you will receive the $799 of Telerik RadControls License.

Published by on under ExpressionBlend | Silverlight

Microsoft Virtual Techdays is the India’s Premier online Technical Event. This was the 10th edition of the series, started on 22nd November 2010 and continued for 3 days. On 23rd November 2010, I delivered my session on “Building Visual Studio LightSwitch Application” and the session video is online now.

 

If you missed to attend the session, you can view it online or download it from the given link.

 

Published by on under .Net | Events

It was a nice time to present myself to the audience to deliver my presentation on Visual Studio LightSwitch for Silverlight application development in Pune Developer Conference (DevCon) event organized by Pune User Group. Today my session was from 2:45pm. Though the count of attendees was low than the expected count but they really enjoyed to know about LightSwitch.

 

Thanks to all who attended my session. Those who were unable to attend it for any reason, can view the PPT online. You can also download it for your future reference.

Published by on under .Net | Events

DevCon is a technical event to communicate, collaborate and connect with like-minded technology enthusiasts. The event comprises technology presentations, scenario showcases on the latest and most upcoming Microsoft Technologies.

 

Speakers focus on providing technical solutions for line of business applications allowing professionals to get insight into their structured learning experiences.

 

It is going to happen on 18th and 19th December 2010 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. I am going to speak on 19th December. Read the full post to know more about the session agenda and schedule. Don’t forget to register for the event.

Published by on under .Net | Events

imageDo you have a huge collection of data inside your DataGrid and want to integrate Pagination to show records page by page and don’t know how to do? Then this article will help you to understand the same.

 

After reading this article, you will be able to integrate pagination to your DataGrid to do the paging automatically by using a simple trick. Read the complete article to know about it. Feedback/Suggestions are always appreciated.

Published by on under DataGrid | Silverlight

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In my last article, we discussed about “Grouping Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView” where we grouped our data records by column name using the PagedCollectionView.

 

In this article, we will see how this PagedCollectionView will help us to filter out the records based on the search keyword. Not much code but the trick done with the same class will do everything for us in some easy way. We will learn about this here in this article. Not only this, we will also see the filtering on top of the grouped records too. Read the complete article to see it in action.

Published by on under DataGrid | Silverlight

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Do you work with Silverlight DataGrid and want to group your records inside the DataGrid in a proper manner? If so, this article is for you. Here we will learn about data grouping inside a DataGrid.

 

In this article, we will learn how to group data inside a Grid. We will discuss all these steps-by-step and with proper images, so that, you can understand it very easily.

 

The full source code has been attached. You can freely download it and that will be more helpful for you to understand. Read the complete article to learn it.

Published by on under DataGrid | Silverlight

Today is the 2nd December 2010, when ScottGu gave a Keynote on the future of Silverlight. There he spoke about the next version of Silverlight, yes, Silverlight 5 Beta. He gave a brief overview of the new & improved features which are coming in Silverlight 5.

 

 

Read the full post to know more about the features of Silverlight 5. Silverlight 5 Beta is not yet launched. This is just the preview of the features which are going to come in this new version.

Published by on under CodeProject | News

image110Visual Studio LightSwitch is a new tool for building data-driven Silverlight Application using Visual Studio IDE. It automatically generates the User Interface for a DataSource without writing any code. You can write a small amount of code also to meet your requirement.

 

In my previous chapter “Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part – 3)”, I described you how to create a DataGrid of records to insert/update/delete records.

 

In this chapter, I will guide you to create a List and Details screen using LightSwitch. This will show you how to integrate two or more tables into a single screen. Also, we will discuss on some custom validation. These all steps are without writing any code. We will use just the tool to improve our existing application. Read to Learn more about it.

Published by on under LightSwitch | LightSwitchTutorial

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Today I delivered the 1 hour session on “Building Visual Studio LightSwitch Application” in Microsoft Virtual Techdays from 1:45PM – 2:45PM (Indian Standard Time). It was my first public session and due to this, I was little nervous when I started my presentation. But when I jumped into the demo, I got some confidence on that.

 

Here, I am going to share the whole presentation for those who wasn’t able to join. Thanks to all my attendees for joining the session.

 

Don’t forget to give your feedback (online/offline) about the session. It will give me more confidence on my next session and from your feedback I will be able to improve my presentation skill.

Published by on under .Net | Events

Sometime we need to reset the position of the Silverlight Child Window at the center of the screen. This generally require when you have a static instance of the ChildWindow and you want to use the same instance to show various messages in the screen. When you loads the ChildWindow for the first time, by default it loads at the screen center. But think when your user reposition that ChildWindow to a different location in the screen, closes and reopens it, what will happen?

 

What will you see is, the ChildWindow opens at the same location where the user closes it last time. So, how can we reset it to the center of the screen? This small tip will help you to achieve the functionality. Read it to know more details. Code is available for use.

Published by on under CodeProject | Silverlight