Jun 4, 2012

Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RC release

"Microsoft is rocking now a days, and seems days are not far for windows 8 Operating system and Windows Phone 7 Mobile Operating system, to lead the IT word", are my feeling while expressing the joy of sharing Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC.

Windows 8 : 

Installing Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 RC:

Working screen of Visual Studio 2012 RC:

Below are few useful links:

Windows 8 Release Preview


Tools & SDK


Visual Studio 2012 RC


Do leave your comments, whether it's helpful. Do share some interesting stuff as well.


Silverlight 5 in ACTION released!!

Its great news for Silverlight Developers, there is one more ebook released:
"Silverlight in ACTION" 

Book Description by Amazon:

Microsoft's Silverlight is the only development platform that combines the performance, security, and flexibility of a desktop application with cross-platform deployment. The latest version, Silverlight 5, offers tons of new features including improved video, audio, and text rendering, enhanced MVVM support, XNA-based 3D and sound APIs, and under-the-hood performance upgrades.

Silverlight 5 in Action is a thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. It also explores WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more, with dozens of code samples that can be used in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

June 2, 2012

One can have this book from: Purchase Online

Related to author and release of "Silverlight 5 IN ACTION" : Pete Brown

Thanks for reading and do enter your comments or feelings for the mentioned book.


Jun 3, 2012

Store Image into database using Silverlight

Now a days, security is more concern over web, is what people are feeling. Even few websites wants to secure their images as well. 

I just had a thought of storing images into database, and to achieve the same stuff first I have gone through the currently followed process, in which we are using ASP.net & MS SQL Server (we upload file from client through asp.net front end and save it over Server side then store the binary content of file into database).

Rather, I tried to achieve using RICH Silverlight, SECURE web services & MS SQL Server Database.(wow sounds exiting ya!) Its architecture is as follows:

There is a special Advantage of storing the file into binary content into Database, which is hackers will not be able implement Steganography .
Also, If the process implemented using Silverlight Rich User Interface, then there will be a huge saving of Server side process, as binary conversion process will went to client side.

Below is the screen shot of Image Upload Download Application developed using Silverlight:

The source code of Image Upload Download application using Silverlight is over here. you may download and try yourself. Do share your queries, if any.

Enjoy pros!! Cheers.