Introduction to Web API

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, August 30, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Web API

Web API is a brand new platform for developing REST services using Microsoft technology stack. It is a framework based on HTTP services, which helps client applications to communicate with services in an object-oriented way. Web API is highly customizable, scalable framework on top of .net framework. If you are using VS 2012, Web API framework project template will be included, if you are using VS 2010, you need to install it via nuget.

How to use the Outlook Object Library to send an email

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

.Net Office Interoperability Windows Forms

Sometimes we required to send email messages using Outlook Object Library instead of the conventional System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class. While developing an desktop application, where I couldn’t hard code the SMTP server details and credentials. I found a solution using Outlook Object library, which will help to send email, with the current user context and credentials.

How to handle hardware back button in Windows Phone

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

.Net Windows Phone

If you want to display an exit confirmation from your Windows Phone app, if user press the hardware back button, here is the code snippet. (It is not a recommended practice, as per Windows Phone market place certification requirements, if user pressing the back button from the application’s first page, application should exit)

Error Unable to locate package source while installing Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, August 22, 2013

.Net Visual Studio

Recently I tried to update VS 2012, with Update 3. I was not using the offline installer. In the middle of the installation I got a screen like this.

How to reverse engineer .NET applications - A quick guide

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, August 16, 2013

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 Windows Forms

In .NET world, all the assemblies are compilied in to MSIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language). The MSIL is converted to machine code by a just-in-time (JIT) compiler when it is executed. MSIL includes metadata that provides a wealth of information on the code. .NET Framework comes with various tools which will help you to view / modify MSIL code.(Checkout my post - Exploring IL Assembler). But problem with this approach is you need to be a guru in MSIL.

Skype plugin for updating Skype online status based on outlook appointments

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

.Net .Net 4.0 Windows Forms

In our organization, we are using both MS Lync and Skype for communications. One of the main problem I faced with Skype, unlike other IMs like Lync or WebEx, Skype will not change the online status, based on outlook appointments, we need to do it manually. So here is an Skype plugin, which helps to change the online status based on your outlook appointments.

How to upload a file without page refresh

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, July 25, 2013

.Net ASP.Net

This is an old ASP.Net hack to upload file without page refresh in ASP.Net web pages.

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