Mastering Visual Studio 2017 – Book Review

Packt Publishing released a new title named, “Mastering Visual Studio 2017” authored by Kunal Chowdhury. I received a free copy of this book from the author and agreed to read the book and write the review.

As the title says, this book turned out to be an excellent and detailed collection of insights on various powerful capabilities of Visual Studio 2017. The approach of the book made it very easy to follow, learn as it takes you through the insides of each topic. Ranging from the installation changes to new features introduced in the Visual Studio IDE, followed by features added in it, C# 7.0 will give you the base to start with Visual Studio 2017. Then, we will move on to learning how to build apps for Windows using XAML tools, UWP tools, and .NET Core; we will learn about NuGet, more on debugging and unit testing applications, cloud development with Azure, and source controls like Git/TFS.

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Announcement! Our Book – “HoloLens Blueprints” is Published and Now Available!

I am very pleased to announce the availability of my second book, and our first book HoloLens Blueprints – co-authored by Manish Sharma, Mallikarjuna Rao, and Myself. This book introduces and demystifies the HoloLens platform. You will start your mixed-reality journey by understanding different types of digital reality. You will learn to build your first holographic app. Also, you will understand holographic application integration possibilities within Line of Business (LOB) Applications using Azure. Moving ahead, you will create Integrated Solutions using IoT with HoloLens. Gradually you’ll learn how to create and deploy apps on a device. You will learn to publish application to the store; if you are an enterprise developer, you will also manage and distribute applications for enterprise-enabled or domain-joined HoloLens.

Using Text to Speech in your Holographic App

Here is the 10th post of the series of “Holographic App Development Using Microsoft HoloLens“. In this article you will get some insight of enabling “Text to Speech” capabilities for your Holographic applications. You can place text to speech voices around your holograms to make your applications more interactive. You can achieve it very easily with the help of “TextToSpeech”  manager available with HoloLens Toolkit.

I Wish you a Happy New Year 2017

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year 2017.  It’s a new day, new year and it’s the time for a new beginning. New year brings new ideas, new hopes and of course courage to overcome all the new challenges. May this new year bring many opportunities your way to explore every joy of life. I Hope this new year fills your life with happiness and perfect health always, much more success and happiness.
As we wind up with year 2016 and beginning a new year, as always, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the visitors, readers, followers of my blog for their encouragement, feedbacks and support.

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Stay Positive! Stay Happy!

Cheers !

Abhijit

 

Holographic Remoting with Unity and HoloLens – Run Holographic Apps Directly from Unity to HoloLens

Holographic Remoting is a new features of Unity (v5.5), that reduces your development iteration during deployment of Holographic Apps from Unity. Using Holographic Remoting, we don’t need to build project as Universal Windows Apps and run it from Visual Studio separately. Holographic Remoting allows you to run your apps directly from the Unity Editor after connecting to Microsoft HoloLens.

Blogging Tip – Crop Image to a Shape using PowerPoint

As a blogger we generally spend good amount of time by editing images, creating diagrams for blog posts. I personally use PowerPoint for most of these diagram creation and images editing for my blog post. ‘Crop Image to a Shape’  was something that I overlooked. In fact, I have seen this feature earlier, but could not realized that I could use this feature for nice image editing for my own posts. This was something I realized while writing How to change Menu Bar Style in Visual Studio 2015 ? post .

Top 10 Most Popular .NET Tips of the Year – From Daily .NET Tips

Here are the 10 most popular tips  of the year at Daily .NET Tips,  based on the number of times they were viewed and shared by the readers.This year, the topic covers mainly with Visual Studio, C#, XAML, App for Office and Kinect for Windows SDK.

Must follow “Daily Links” for .NET Developers

I often asked by many of my blog followers regarding the different source of articles, blogs, and other relevant .NET resources. While most of the time I referred few web sites and blogs, this post is about something special. There are numbers of articles published over a single day and it is hard to follow each of them, so what is best fit for you? Here is the list of 6 web sites that I personally follow daily / very frequently.

Wishing you all Merry Christmas! Thank You!

This is the season of joy and the time to express gratitude. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance. May this good times become the golden memories of tomorrow for all of you and bring abundant happiness in your life. This is the best time of year to start with a new attitude for a new beginning.

I Wish you a Happy New Year 2014

Time for a new beginning, new days and a new year. I hope this is going to be very very special year for all of us. New year brings new ideas, new hopes and of course courage to overcome all the new challenges.  I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year 2014. May you get more and more successes in the year 2014 and achieve all your goal that you have set for.  May this new year bring many new opportunities in your way and you can take best of it.