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Creating prototype projects with SketchFlow for Visual Studio 2012

SketchFlow is a tool which you can use to create prototypes for interactive applications. Prototype can be used to workflow of your application or it can be a complex graph. SketchFlow is available in Blend Studio and it can be downloaded from here for Visual Studio 2012. This post discusses the SketchFlow features and then […]

Microsoft Big Data Solution

What is Big Data? It is a popular term used to describe growth of structured and unstructured information. This post discusses the Trends driving the “Big Data” and Microsoft Big Data Solution. There are vendors in market which provide Hadoop deployments but most operate outside central IT operations. Microsoft Big Data solution can analyze over […]

Asynchronous Lambda Expressions in C#5

Asynchronous functions make asynchronous programming similar to synchronous programming. You can read my previous post on C# 5.0 features. Normal methods can written as asynchronous as shown below

1: async Task Demo()

2: {

3: await Task.Delay(10000);

4: Console.WriteLine(“Hello World!!”);

5: }

You can call the […]

What is new in C# and Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2012


This post discusses the new language features that is introduced in Visual Studio 2012. One of the main things that language team introduced is the idea of producing windows 8 App. These APPs are talking to new API called windows runtime. Small new feature Caller Info Attributes is also added in this release. More about […]

Caller Info Attributes in C# 5.0

Caller Info Attributes is a new feature in C# 5.0, Caller Info Attributes instructs the compiler to obtain and feed information into the parameter’s default value. You can tag optional parameters using Caller Info Attributes.

Three Caller Info Attributes are

[CallerMemberName]  – It applies the caller’s member name
[CallerFilePath] –  It applies the path to the caller’s source […]

Application Lifecycle Management in Visual Studio 11

This post discusses about new Application Lifecycle Management features in Visual Studio 11. Application Lifecycle Management represents how do you prioritize your requirement, how do you breakdown them into tasks and how do you implement those tasks.
Start with the Requirements, Visual Studio 11 coming up with new tool PowerPoint Storyboarding which you can use […]

Comparing Two Generic Lists in C#

Today I come across the problem while comparing two different lists. The basic requirement is finding the records which are present in one list but not in other and vise versa. I thought of sharing this piece of code which might  help for you to do the same task.
Let us take the two Generic lists […]

Displaying Custom HTML message in SharePoint 2010

This post explains about displaying a custom HTML message in Visio Web access web part on a SharePoint web part page. We are using two web parts content editor webpart and Visio Web access webpart as shown below

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Accessing Web Services from Sandboxed Silverlight application in SharePoint 2010


This post discuss about accessing public web services from sandboxed Silverlight application in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 introduced the concept of sandboxed solution where the application runs in separate process outside the w3p process where SharePoint is running. Sandboxed solutions having the restriction to make a call to external resources like database and web services. […]