Download .NET Architecture Universe Poster - 2014

.NET Universe Poster (2014) showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.) You can download it from here


No more annual renewal fee for Windows developer accounts

Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with no annual renewal fee. And this is applicable for the existing developers as well. You can find more details about it from Account...


CreateObject equivalent for C#

In current project, I had to use some 3rd party APIs, which is exposed via COM Interop. I found some VB.Net code to consume, but I couldn’t find in C# implementation for the same. Here is the code snippet which is equivalent VB.Net CreateObject method. var txt = "HelloWorld"; var...


Serializing .NET dictionary

Recently I had to implement XML Serialization in one of my class, it was deriving from base class, which has a dictionary property and XML Serialization was failing due to that. And here is the code snippet which will help you to serialize a .Net dictionary. It is implemented using...


OpenXML and opening a file in Read only mode

In one of my project, I am using OpenXML SDK for opening Excel files. Recently I got an issue like SpreadsheetDocument.Open() method was throwing an IOException, if the Excel file is opened by MS Excel, even if I set the isEditable parameter false. I fixed this problem by passing a...


Generate HTML file from XML using XSLT

Recently I had to work on FxCop, for static code analysis. For those who don’t know what is FxCop, check this link. But one issue I faced was, the report can be saved / exported from FxCop is only in XML format. I searched for tool which help me to...


"Remove and Sort" namespaces using shortcut in Visual Studio

If you are using StyleCop for maintaining C# coding standards and conventions, we used to do Remove and Sort namespaces feature from Visual Studio. The Organize Usings options in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) provide an easy way to sort and remove using and extern declarations without changing...