How to reverse engineer .NET applications - A quick guide

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, August 16, 2013 Reading time :2 minutes

.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 Reading time :1 minute

.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 Reading time :1 minute

.Net ASP.Net

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

K-MUG Usergroup Meeting on 3rd August Kochi

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Reading time :1 minute

Miscellaneous User Group Activities

How to upload image on Facebook using graph API and C#

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, July 22, 2013 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC Windows Forms

Long back I wrote a post about uploading files to Sky Drive from C# Winform application. This post is about uploading an image to Facebook using C# without any 3rd party library.

How to implement text to speech in WP7 using BING API

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, July 19, 2013 Reading time :2 minutes

.Net Windows Forms Windows Phone

In WP8, Microsoft introduced libraries for both Text to Speech and Speech to Text without an active internet connection. But this feature is not available in WP7. I found some article implementing Text to Speech using BING API, but seems it is no more working. Here is one implementation using BING REST API, which helps to integrate text to speech in in you WP7 applications.

"The file you are trying to open, [filename], is in a different format than specified by the file extension" error opening Excel file

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, July 1, 2013 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 Windows Forms

Today I got another problem with Excel file opening. One of the my colleague wrote code to generate XLS / XLSX file using OleDb object. And it was working perfectly. Only problem, while opening the XLS / XLSX file, MS Excel was displaying an error like this.
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