Simplify Static Member Access – Using Statement With Static Classes in C# 6.0

C# 6.0 introduced many small and useful features that helps developers to write clean code. On of such feature is “Using Statement with Static Classes”. We know a static class cannot be instantiated. While using any static member, we find ourselves repeating the class name to access any of the static members. It looks kind of redundant which is unnecessary.

How to use Microsoft Word for Blogging

Microsoft Word, the famous word processor also comes with the capability to write and publish blogs. It is a great tool as it enables the user to use Word’s out of the box editing features including SmartArt, pictures, charts and spell checker. Here is what you need to do to get started: Open Microsoft Word and search for “Blog Post”

5 cool things about Windows 10 that you need to know

Windows 10 is an upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Unveiled on September 30, 2014, it will be released in late 2015. Windows 10 is said to be the next new generation which will bring new capabilities and features in a Windows, never seen before. Here are the top 5 cool features of windows 10 as showcased in

Automatically uninstall and then reinstall Windows 8.1 App package while start debugging

When you start debugging by using F5, Visual Studio builds and deploys the app in a respective packages in the local storage, and then starts the app. If you stop  the debugging, you can run the app from installed location or if you execute it from Visual Studio again, Visual Studio just update the packages with updated components ( if

Dealing with Front and Rear Camera in a Windows Store Application

In the previous post you have learned about the 5 simple steps to getting started with Camera in Windows Store App.  By following those steps you should be able to get preview of video from the default camera from the device. When we developed apps for Tablets and most of the tablets has multiple cameras ( mainly front and rear ), it

Getting the Item container corresponding to the selected item in XAML – Windows Store App

While building Apps using XAML, in many instances you may encounter this problem where you need to get an access for the container element from an ItemControl elements. For an example, you have GridView Control, and which has some grouped element as part of Item DataTemplate. If you handle only the GridItemClick event with command pattern (Using ICommand), you won’t