How to use the Outlook Object Library to send an email

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...


How to handle hardware back button in 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,...


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...