Differed Execution (vs) Immediate execution in LINQ

Recently while understanding LINQ, many things unfurled from MSDN. The main theme of .NET is lazy binding (or) lazy loading. And it is evolving in all the ways within the .net Framework. I recollect in one of my previous posts about the mainly concentrated theme for every version that is released. I could be wrong from the insider perspective, but what I’ve observed is what I’ve written. Anyhow, coming back to the main purpose of this post, which is all about the lazy loading and the point behind various execution mechanisms that are available within LINQ. Before I proceed further, … Continue reading Differed Execution (vs) Immediate execution in LINQ

ASP.NET 70-515 Exam Preparation points

I’ve written the mentioned exam and completed this in the second attempt. I’ve failed in my first attempt, but passed in the second attempt. The second attempt for all the Microsoft exams is free. One of my friend asked me about the highlight points that helped me to attend the exam. This post arrived while preparation of the bulleted points that I recollect from the exam. The whole exam pattern can be divided into 3 + 2 = 5 sections. The first 3 sections are more concentrate on the enhancements in v4.0 along with the traditional questions from v3.0 based. … Continue reading ASP.NET 70-515 Exam Preparation points

Sending SMS from .NET Application

Today, when visiting the MSDN forums, came across of a request about the subject of this post. While replying, thought of writing a post with visual aids. So that it would be more meaningful. But unfortunate that MSDN forum doesn’t support to upload the Images. Hence is the blog post. Before we talk about .NET application, it is required to understand how SMS works and the integration with some application. Thus, let’s see what happens when some one sends SMS. Am not going to talk about SMS sent to any phone with 10 digits unique number, but am talking about … Continue reading Sending SMS from .NET Application

CheckBoxList validation

Within our current project, we faced a requirement such that there are multiple checkboxes and the user is required to select any one of them (at least one of them). So as there are multiple checkboxes, decided to go with CheckBoxList control. Now the problem is that, we need to show a error message if the user is not selected any one of them. The problem also extends not just there, but the display text should be culture specific. So the story started long after I’ve written this post. But editing this entire post due to a simple non supportive … Continue reading CheckBoxList validation

Silverlight Podcasts

Sparkling client is a podcast about Silverlight and other RIA technologies. If you’re interested in learning how to write great websites that use Silverlight, ASP.NET AJAX, and others, give us a listen. If you would like professional advice in these areas, see the company we founded at www.silverbaylabs.org The above is the definition from Sparkling Client website. I personally liked all of the podcasts. Must for every Siliverlight developer.   Did you?

IE 8 Beta1 and SL2.0 – Today

Today, I’ve downloaded IE8 beta 1 as well as Silverlight 2.0 installed on my laptop. This day have seen many products released at Mix 08 by great personalities like Scott Guthrie,  Bob Familiar, Guy Burstein, IEBlog, etc. According to Jane Kim at an interview for Mix08, Activities and WebSlices are two of the most exciting new features in IE8. Apart of IE8.0 and SL2.0, there are other products such as Expression Blend 2.5 March CTP Expression Web 2 Beta Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for VS2008 I’ve downloaded all these .. and am trying out one by one .. what about … Continue reading IE 8 Beta1 and SL2.0 – Today

VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management. I’ve downloaded this, if any one require this, you can drop me a mail or can collect from me.

Microsoft Products at No Cost – Free

Who says that Microsoft manufactures products only to sell ?? Microsoft has many products that are free to download. As am into .NET and specially with Visual Studio, am aware that Visual Studio is free to download from Microsoft’s website. Yes, that’s true.. Microsoft give Visual studio 2008 Express Editions, MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 as well as the Runtime for the latest .NET framework 3.5. Here is the link to learn more towards free products as well as priced products. To know more about the product information about Visual Studio 2008, click here.

Laptop under $100

That’s true, you read the title correct. BBC recently wrote about this on 6th Dec 08. Microsoft is working out towards the XP operating system to be a reality on the co called $100 laptop or XO. If things go as scheduled, $100 Laptop or XO will be a reality by the mid 2008. James Utzschneider, GM for Marketing and Communications from Microsoft, wrote about this at his blog. According to him, about 40 engineers are working towards mid 2008 to come out with a production-quality release. The XO laptop works with 1GB Flash memory, when compared with traditional Hard … Continue reading Laptop under $100

Servers at Home

Servers, no more belong to Office. All these days, wife’s worry that their husband not only work wholly with LapTop, on top of this, Microsoft is coming out with one more product titling as “Stay at Home Servers“. Don’t you believe this .. pay a visit to their product page. Microsoft addresses this as “WindowsHomeServer“. The advantages explained in nice video. This video has all the possible places that every home can have and what every one can do from every location of common home. Where are we going .. and where is the infrastructure is moving to ?? anyhow, … Continue reading Servers at Home