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How to load WF workflows dynamically

July 01, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC WF Windows Forms WPF

This is post is about loading and running Workflow foundation (WF) XAML files. It is a powerful technique which can be used to change Workflows on the fly, without re-compiling the application. All this functionalities can be achieved via single line of code.

Share on facebook - chrome extension

June 25, 2014 by Anuraj

CodeProject HTML5 Javascript

Long back I wrote a post about how to create a chrome extension. This post is about creating an extension which will help you to share current page URL on facebook. You can follow the same steps in the previous post except few changes in the background.js file. And facebook uses a URL like this to accept URL - http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=[URL to share].

Returning Multiple Files from MVC Action

June 24, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC CodeProject

Today I faced an issue with ASP.Net MVC, I have to download multiple files as a compressed (zip) file. Initially I thought of using third party component like DotNetZip. Later I used ZipArchive class, which comes with .Net Framework 4.5.

Generate your database entities using T4 templates

June 15, 2014 by Anuraj

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC EF Code First Entity Framework SQL Server WPF

This post is about generating database entities using T4 templates. This code is pretty straight forward, you are reading the app.config to get the connection string, connecting to db server using Sql Server SMO objects, enumerating tables and columns.

How to get text from Masked Text Box without the masked format

June 02, 2014 by Anuraj

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

Today I saw some SO question asked about how to get values from Masked Textbox without the masked format. For those who don’t know what is masked textbox - Uses a mask to distinguish between proper and improper user input.

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