IntelliTrace Debugging – Video Demo

Recently I have published one complete tutorial on Visual Studio 2010 Debugging. Which covered almost all main features of debugging in Visual Studio 2010 like Basic of Breakpoints,  breakpoint labeling, data tips, multithreaded debugging, and parallel debugging and IntelliTrace debugging. You can read the complete article from My Blog or from CodeProject.

While preparing the article I had created one small video on IntelliTrace Debugging which will show you the demo of using IntelliTrace Debugging.  Hope you will enjoy this video.

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Mastering in Visual Studio 2010 Debugging

Visual Studio IDE gives us a lot of tools to debug our application. Sometimes debugging activity takes a very long time to identify the root cause. But VS IDE provides a lot of handy tools which help to debug code in a better way. Debugger features include error listing, adding breakpoints, visualize the program flow, control the flow of execution, data tips, watch variables and many more. Many of them are very common for many developers and many are not. In this article, I have discussed all the important features of VS IDE for debugging like Breakpoint, labeling and saving breakpoints, putting conditions and filter on breakpoints, DataTips, Watch windows, Multithreaded debugging, Thread window, overview of parallel debugging and overview of IntelliTrace Debugging

Visual Studio 2010 – Launch Date – Today

Finally the day has come. 12th April(Today) is the launch date of .NET Framework 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010. VS 2010 Beta 1 was launched on 18th may 2009. After five months Microsoft launched VS 2010 Beta-2 on 21st October 2009.  Microsoft released the Release candidate (RC) Version of VS 2010 on 10th Feb 2010. Now, finally 12th April -2010 is going to be biggest day for .NET world as Visual Studio 2010 launching today.

Visual studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 came up with many new features for next generation developers. Below are the few lists of features that are available with VS 2010

Visual Studio 2010 IDE and .NET Framework 4.0

  • Call Hierarchy of methods
  • A New Quick Search
  • Multi-targeting
  • Multi-Monitor
  • Parallel Programming
  • Visual Debugging
  • XSLT Profiling and Debugging
  • The XSD Designer
  • Code Navigation in Class Files
  • Code Identifier Highlighting

New ASP.NET features

  • Static IDs for ASP.NET Controls
  • Web.config transformation
  • URL Routing and SEO
  • Compressing Session Values
  • MetaKeyword and MetaDescription
  • Generating Client IDs
  • Permanent Redirect

New C# features

  • Dynamic Types
  • Optional parameters
  • Named and Optional Arguments

This are only few list of features, there are many more features available.  Over couple of months I came across many good articles on  Visual studio 2010 and .NET 4.0. Below are few of them. It may help many of guys who are just start working with VS 2010 or Thinking for start with

Filter GridView Records using AJAX Slider Control

Sometimes we need to filter the gridview data based on some range value. On that case we can use AJAX Slider control to provide scrollable Filter functionality with gridview control. Data source for the Gridview can be anything like XML or Database.

You can read the complete article and Implementation and download the sample application  from DotNetFunda.Com

I will also write one article on AJAX MulipleSlider to filter the data based on minimumn and maximum value.

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ASP.NET 4.0 Features – MetaDescription and MetaKeywords

ASP.NET 4.0, came up with two new properties inside Page Class, those are MetaDescription and MetaKeyWord. This has been introduce because of make web application Search Engine Friendly. Search Engine looks for Meta tag of our web page to get the details of page contents. In ASP.NET 4.0, we can add these two properties with Page class in Code behind or in Page Directives.
If you want to find out the definition of these two properties, Right Click on Page Class and Click on Goto Definition. This will show you the Meta data information of Page Class as shown in below picture

If we set MetaDescription and MetaKeywords either from Code behind or using Page Directive in aspx page, both will be render as “meta” tag in html code.
The main objective of MetaKeywords and MetaDescription proerties to make your web application SEO friendly. In ASP.NET 2.0, HtmlMeta used to do the same, but in ASP.NET 4.0 make these thing  very simple as we can easily add using Page Class.

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ZoomSliderVSX -Visual Studio Extension (VSX) 2010 – Published @ MSDN Visual Studio Gallery

Recently I have developed one VS 2010 Extension called ZoomSliderVSX. ZoomSliderVSX is an add-on functionality to zoom your source code inside VS 2010 Editor. Though VS 2010 having inbuilt Zoom Level dropdown list to change the ZoomLevel value, but I didn’t find anything like Scrollable zoom features which is one of the most common features for any MS products. So here is ZoomSlider VS2010 Extension which will give the scrollable zoom functionality very easily.
Zoom Slider

I have published the addins in MSDN Site. You can download it from MSDN Visual Studio Gallery

I will publish one complete article with source code @Codeproject Very Soon.

Please provide me your suggestion and feedback for improvement.


My New Article : Exploring Caching : Using Caching Application Enterprise Library 4.1

Enterprise Library caching application Block provides ready to use Caching Framework. This  can be used in various application like

* ASP.NET Web application
* Windows Forms
* Console
* Windows Service
* Enterprise Services
* Web service
Implementing caching using Caching Application Block improve the performance of application as well as reduces the development time and cost. This Application blocks provides all kinds of function like adding, removing, managing expiration of cache.
As caching application block is predefined set of code and that are defined in a framework for that we need install Enterprise Library 4.1 First then we need  to add some reference in to our application. These are Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Caching.dll and Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.common.dll.

I have published one complete article on which describe how to use Enterprise Caching Application Block 4.1 . Here is my complete article
Exploring Caching : Using Caching Application Enterprise Library 4.1

Please provide your valuable suggestion and feedback to improve my articles.

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Excellent Debugging Features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

The Visual Studio 2010 IDE is simply great and came up with many new features within it. I have found one of the great and innovative features in Debugging style in VS 2010 Professional Beta 2 that is Pin/Unpin Object/Variable Inspect or Data Tip.

while debugging in visual studio we generally used mouse over on the object or variable to inspect the current value. This shows the current data items hold by the inspected object. But this is for limited time, as long as long the mouse is pointed to that object those value will be available. But in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, there is a great feature to pin and unpin this inspected value. We can pin as many of any object and there sub object value also. Please have a look into below picture.
Apart from that there are many features like Drag and Drop Tip, Add Comments on tip etc. Here is my one complete article on CodeProject. Please have a look
Excellent Debugging Features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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