Thursday, November 03, 2011

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Developer Program for India

At the recent Mobile Developer Summit which took place on November 2, 2011 at Bangalore Microsoft announced the details of the developer programme for Windows Mobile in India with ‘I unlock Joy’, a unique Application Development and Submission Program, where technology professionals and students get an opportunity to develop applications and showcase creativity.
‘I unlock Joy’ programme for developers has started from November 1, 2011 and will continue till June 30, 2012 whereas the program for students will begin on December 18, 2011 and conclude on March 30 next year.

Developer competitive categories:
“SUBMIT & WIN” CATEGORY: A registered participant submits THREE qualified Windows Phone Application in the Marketplace and gets a chance to win a Windows Phone. In this category, the Applications must be distinct and of non-trivial utility value for the Application User. A “Spam” or close replicas of existing Windows Phone Applications are disqualified.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

HTML 5 and CSS3 Support in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Microsoft released an update for visual studio 2010 to support HTML 5, CSS3. The update is known as Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1and it is available to download as a Free update from Visual studio gallery. According to VS web developer Team blog this updates the HTML5 intellisense and validation to reflect the latest W3C specifications and fixes some bugs in the current SP1 support for HTML5. Also JavaScript intellisense it updated to reflect many of the new browser capabilities such as Geolocation and DOM storage. Finally, this update adds comprehensive CSS3 intellisense and validation based on the latest specifications from W3C.
This Update provides you intellisense and validation for most common HTML 5 features like:
  • Video & related tags
  • Audio & related tag
  • New input types like email, url, date etc.
  • Drag & Drop support
  • Accessibility standard WAI-ARIA
  • Microdata
  • & more SEO friendly goodness

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Multi line ToolTip in Silverlight App

2 days back I came across a requirement in my Silverlight 4 project where I need to display a multiline tooltip on my control… if it is just a tooltip then its very simple requirement. we can just use

ToolTipService.ToolTip="tool tip text”.

or we can also bind it to some object and set the tool tip text to that object. e.g.

ToolTipService.ToolTip="{Binding ActivityToolTip}"

but what if I want to display a tool tip which contains more than 1 line ?

one can simply say user “\n” in text, but there is problem. if you going to assign tooltip text in your XAML then you can not use “\n” in your XAML code. it will give you error. if you binding it and going to assign tool tip form your C# code then you can use “\n” but not in XAML code.

while searching I got a nice solution on MSDN forum which worked for me and now I can add multiline tooltip from my XAML code itself.

you can use 
 to define the new line character. so code will be like this

ToolTipService.ToolTip = “ ToolTip Line 1 
 ToolTip Line 2 
 ToolTip Line 3”

and the out for above will be tooltip like -

ToolTip Line 1

ToolTip Line 2

ToolTip Line 3

Monday, January 31, 2011

Free In-depth Windows Azure Training Videos

Windows Azure Jump Start Training Videos!

Microsoft hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event, this time covering the Windows Azure Platform.

“Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” was tailored for application architects and developers interested in leveraging the cloud.

Who is the target audience for this training?

  • Application Architects and Developers
  • Customers and partners already building a Windows Azure pilot project or planning to migrate an application to the Windows Azure Platform
  • Companies searching for real-world answers as they consider whether or not the Windows Azure Platform fits their needs.