Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

No more annual renewal fee for Windows developer accounts

September 29, 2014 by Anuraj

Windows Phone

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.

CreateObject equivalent for C#

September 17, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC Windows Forms

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.

Serializing .NET dictionary

September 16, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC Unit Testing

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 IXmlSerializable interface

OpenXML and opening a file in Read only mode

September 09, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net Windows Forms

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.

Generate HTML file from XML using XSLT

August 25, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net CodeProject Windows Forms

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 convert this XML to any other formats like HTML or doc, but I couldn’t find anything. :( Then I found FxCop comes with some XSL file, which help you to convert the FxCop generated XML to HTML. You can find these XSL files under - “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Fxcop 10.0\Xml” folder. And here is the code which helps to generate HTML using XML and XSLT.

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