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

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. As I am installing from online, I tried the Download Packages from Internet option, but it was not working. After searching...


How to reverse engineer .NET applications - A quick guide

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...


Skype plugin for updating Skype online status based on outlook appointments

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...


How to upload a file without page refresh

This is an old ASP.Net hack to upload file without page refresh in ASP.Net web pages. Implementation You couldn’t upload a file without post back using normal file upload control. (Yes I agree with Ajax Toolkit or using HTML5 it is possible). To achieve the no refresh or no postback,...


K-MUG Usergroup Meeting on 3rd August Kochi

Kerala Microsoft User Group (K-MUG) is conducting monthly UG meeting on 3rd of August at Infopark, Kochi. Agenda 09:30 - 09:40 Community updates 09:40 - 10:40 “ASP.NET Web API” by Dileep C.D. 10:40 - 11:40 Using PowerShell as DSL in .Net applications by Joy George 11:40 - 11:50 Tea Break...


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

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. As you may know, Facebook does support OAuth2.0 for authentication. Unlike web applications, for desktop applications can directly...


How to implement text to speech in WP7 using BING API

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...