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Member of GOF joins Microsoft Visual Studio team

July 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Erich Gamma is probably best known as co-author of Design Patterns the book from the Gang of Four (GOF) which promoted the idea of using objects in more sophisticated but regular ways.

Together with another well known software engineer, Kent Beck, he developed the JUnit unit test framework and was also one of the key technical leads of the Eclipse project and has led the Eclipse Java Development tools. From 1998 has was a Distinguished Engineer for Rational Software and then for IBM after they acquired Rational.

The news was announced in Jason Zander’s blog where he also the explains that Microsoft is opening a new Visual Studio Lab in Zurich, Switzerland where Erich will continue to live and work.

Developers who are interested in applying for positions with the new Zurich lab are invited to obtain details.





Hyderabad Techies Session -5 Data templates in silverlight

May 24, 2011 1 comment


Please find below link for downloading the Silver light data templates Presentation. Presentation exemplify, how to induce data templates in Silverlight. Data templates are key factor for WPF and Silverlight . Following video session explains on Data templates


Sample Application Out of Browser

May 17, 2011 Leave a comment


Previous day i was demonstrating the developing of Out of browser application. I thought of sharing code over the blog , so naive user can download code and start tweaking /learn silverlight application.

Download docx file and rename .docxto .zipx file and unzip the file


Please get the source from Here

How to know from which directory user has invoked msi and pass directory to custom action

February 27, 2010 2 comments
Hi ,
Recently i came across with one of requirement , to pass sourcedirectory to msi custom actions.Here source directory refers to location from which msi has been invoked.Initially It was very tuff for me to look for Directory in which msi is present.
So i used the help of log file , which is generated during msi installation,There i came across with keyword used by MSI.These keywords hold values same during installation of msi. I saw property named as "SourceDir"
I just passed SourceDir has one of the custom paramter to custom action .Here is customactiondata value "/SourceDirectory=[SourceDir]" , u can also any other MSI paramter to custom action fi you need like ProductCode,verison number of product

How to know MSI Installer version on thw system

February 5, 2009 Leave a comment


How to know version of installer running on System.
Go to C:\WINDOWS\system. and check the version msi.dll .

Or installer object version property to get installer version @ runtime.

Surface in Future

October 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Recently i came know that Microsoft is planning for future of personal health concepts. For this Surface is used a Tool .Microsoft was insightful to learn about the vision, thoughts and research that went into designing Surface. Please check this video in youtube

Blend 2.5 Intellisense

October 17, 2008 Leave a comment
Hi ,

Recently i started learning WPF.I felt tuff in learning WPF in VS2008.Then i started Googling ,i Understand Expression Blend is useful tool for developer to understand wpf especially XAML.

So i started wokring on Expression Blend 2.Im surprise to see intellisense support for Blend2 .

Then i started again Googling,I could found a link for intellisense support in Blend

Now iam Happy with intellisense facilty in Blend 2.5 Preview version.

Only problem is Blend 2 doesnot support intellisense.But blend 2.5 support intellisense support

With Regards,

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