Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Logo for .NET




Check out this, the new logo for Microsoft .NET Framework.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

RSS Syntax

For a long time, I’s looking for creating RSS feeds using ASP.NET. I got a couple of examples after Googling. Everything was explained nice. But, it lacked something. None of them explained the basic syntax of RSS feeds. At last, I got the syntax from MSDN library.

Yap! I'm really a fool. Because, there’s a working example on MSDN. Still I didn’t searched MSDN initially. I’s wondering how Google made internet everyone’s biggest weakness.

Here is the syntax:

<rss version=”2.0”>


      <title>website’s name</title>

      <link>website’s link</link>

      <description>website description</description>


            <title>news-item title</title>

            <link>news-item link</link>

            <description>news-item description</description>

            <author>news-item author</author>

            <pubDate>news-item published date</pubDate>




            --- NEXT ITEM Details





Saturday, October 18, 2008

IE8 beta 2 bug

After the release of IE8 beta 2, there were many articles posted in Internet, both praising and cursing the beta release.

In ZDNet, I saw an article about the beta release. What surprised me that, the very first comment is cursing the beta release. What he mentioned was as follows:

“Clik on the down-arrow of your vertical scroll-bar few times. Afterwards, click-and-hold the scroll-bar and move it up-down (vertically). This will give a distorted effect to the textbox(s) and the button(s), in the page”.

What he’s saying was right…!!!

Here’s the screenshot:


I agree with him. But, I approached this problem/bug in a different manner. After the release of IE7 and Vista, Redmondians are taking extra-care to make their product bug-free as possible. Then, how did this happened ?

The way I thought was right, there is a compatibility-view button. If you find the rendering of a page inaccurate, then you can click on that button, so that that particular page will be rendered in IE7 mode; thus fixing the bug. Also, all the pages from that domain will be rendered in IE7 mode.

I don't know, how many Linux fan-boys and Microsoft-haters enjoyed this bug; without knowing, Remondians are know as “The King of Softwares

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Life without walls

For last few months, I’s on the client-side for a project maintenance. Due to which I’ve extra privilege than the other employs in the company. The company norms wont allow us to set customized wallpapers and screensavers. But, I can bypass all the privilege, since I'm a guest for them.

My PC always have some variety of wallpapers and screensavers.

Last week, I set Microsoft’s courtesy wallpaper, captioned ‘Life without walls. When I reached office today, I’s surprised to see that most of them have changed their wallpapers to ‘Life without walls’. (I don't know, how company officials treat it).


I really appreciate the magic and the logic behind the wallpaper. Keep it up, Redmondians.

Windows Mail Error Code

Last week, I wrote about Windows Live Wave 3 beta review. However, you may get various error code, at time. Might during installation, or while using.

Recently I’ve  gone through a Knowledge Base article from Microsoft, which has all the error code(s), along with their reason.

Read Knowledge Base Article.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Failed with 0x80070643 – Fatal Error during installation

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Difference between Windows and Linux

Im a Microsoft fan boy. I don't like Linux, I must say frankly. The main point I like in Windows is the ease of use and learn. Anyway, its my personal opinion and I don't want anyone to join/fight with me.

Recently, I find an article in ZDNet, titled as ‘10 difference between Windows and Linux’. It explain the top 10 difference between Windows and Linux.

Read it here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wave from Windows Live Wave 3

Wow has started again with Windows Live Wave 3.

I like it the best. It’s the best windows Client from Microsoft ever. Ya! Im a Microsoft fan. But, it doesn't means that I’ll accept their every dull releases. I’s weird when I first used Vista Ultimate. I feel like, it’s the worst careless product from Microsoft. But, the giants solved it, as usual via Service Pack 1.

But, its time to speak about Windows Live Wave 3. Though its a beta release, I really like it on the first half an hour use itself. The most I liked among are; of course Windows Hotmail availability @ desktop itself. Because, I got some loading delay on IE8 Beta2; which I’s able to overcome easily. Also, it supports Yahoo! mail (plus only sadly) and Gmail.

Then comes, ability to support multiple weblogs including blogger and wordpress.

Oh! the best I like is it RSS Feed support. Because, I’s actually looking for a Desktop RSS Reader. Right now, I’s using NewzCrawler. Honestly, I’s not satisfied with Google Reader. I actually don't like the interface. Very sluggish. Also, they tried to make it just like Gmail. Its true that its fast and light-weight. I don't know how many of them cares about fast and light-weight services, when they are having a fast broadband connection. At least, I care about the look and feel, of a service which MS delivered to the world with maintaining Quality in all perspectives.

I’ve also installed Photo-Gallery and Movie Maker. But, didn't worked on it, since I'm am not a Media person.

I prefer daily ready-to-use services. WLW3 gave me a WOW in all perspectives.

Wait! I'm (and I’ll be) writing this blog from Live Writer.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Byepassing Password Criteria from ASP.NET Membership

If you ever seen an annoying comment like 'Password must me 7 characters long, and containg atleast 1 non-alphanumeric character. You can remove by making some slight changes in the web.config file. Below sample, removes the Q&A and E-Mail from Create-User Wizard. Also, asks for password of 4 characters long, and that too without any non-aplhanumeric character.

<authentication mode="Forms" />
   <membership defaultProvider="MyProvider">
      <add name="MyProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"
connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" requiresUniqueEmail="false"
minRequiredPasswordLength="4" minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters="0" />

Free movie streaming

Recently, I find some cool links for streaming movies. If u've installed Real Player 11, then you can save them easily to your PC after streaming.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Running CheckDisk in bat file

For a long time, I's searching for a solution to run check-disk, using a bat file.
The real problem is that when i try to run the check-disk on C: drive, a yes/no question is always asked. I actually dont know know how to by-pass that in the bat file.
However, I got the solution, as well and as follows:

echo y chkdsk C: /f /r

Thursday, October 2, 2008

RegisterClientScriptBlock and RegisterStartupScipt

The main difference between RegisterClient ScriptBlock and RegisterStartupScipt is as follows :

RegisterClientScriptBlock : Registers the script, after the <form> tag opening, but before any page-controls are rendered.

RegisterStartupScipt : Registers the script after all the page-controls are rendered, but before the closing <form> tag.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WIndows Live Wave 3 download link

Redmondians have released its app-kit - Windows Live Wave 3. The reviews are positive.

Here is the direct download link, Windows Live Wave 3 (130 MB)

Best viewed in Internet Explorer 8.