How to detect MS Excel installed on the system

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, July 1, 2013

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0

Today I faced an issue, I want to open an excel file from a Windows application; before opening the file, I want to verify that MS Excel installed on the system. I found a solution using registry from MSDN.

How to generate and read QR code in

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, June 24, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Visual Studio Windows Forms Windows Phone

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan; a barcode is an optically machine-readable label that is attached to an item and that records information related to that item: The information encoded by a QR code may be made up of four standardized types (“modes”) of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, Kanji) or, through supported extensions, virtually any type of data. - Wikipedia.

IIS Express Webserver Here - Shell Extension

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, June 24, 2013

.Net Miscellaneous Windows 7

If you have installed mono, mono comes with a web server called XSP. One of my favorite feature of XSP (or mono) is you can right click on any folder and start a website with that folder as the physical path. And if you are downloading lot of sample code and application; every time hosting the application in IIS is a tedious job. Here is a simple Windows Explorer shell extension, which will help you to right click on a folder and Start IIS express (IIS Express, a lightweight version of IIS, is available as a standalone freeware server and may be installed on Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and subsequent versions of Microsoft Windows. IIS 7.5 Express supports only the HTTP and HTTPS protocols. IIS Express can be downloaded separately or as a part of Microsoft WebMatrix.).

How to fix error The target "GatherAllFilesToPublish" does not exist in the project

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, June 24, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Visual Studio

Today while publishing a web application I got a strange error like this from Visual Web Developer express.

How to pause / resume a thread in C#

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, June 16, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Windows Forms

Here is the code snippet which will help you to pause / resume a thread using ManualResetEvent class. Both Suspend() and Resume() methods are deprecated in .Net Framework. So both of these methods not recommended to use.

Unexpected error encountered opening Visual Studio project

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 Version Control Visual Studio Windows Forms

Today while opening a win-form project, I got an exception message like this from Visual Studio.

Unit Testing Windows Phone Applications

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, May 6, 2013

.Net CodeProject Unit Testing Visual Studio Windows Phone

Recently Microsoft released Update 2 for Visual Studio 2012. If you installed the Update 2, you will get a new project template, under Windows Phone, Windows Phone Unit Test App.

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