Abhishek Sur

Abhishek Sur is a Microsoft MVP since year 2011. He is an architect in the .NET platform. He has profound theoretical insight and years of hands on experience in different .NET products and languages. He leads the Microsoft User Group in Kolkata named KolkataGeeks, and regularly organizes events and seminars in various places for spreading .NET awareness. He is associated with the Microsoft Insider list on WPF and C#, and is in constant touch with product group teams. He blogs at http://www.abhisheksur.com His Book : Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook. Follow Abhishek at Twitter : @abhi2434

Author Archives: Abhishek Sur

How exception filters can help you investigate runtime errors in C#

By | July 2, 2016

Exception filters are not new. Its been there for a long time (at least for than a year) as it is been released with .NET framework 6.0. But I do see developers don’t know the basic advantages of using exception filters and use code inside catch to determine problems. Let us look how exception filters can help you… Read More »

Workstation GC Vs Background GC

By | January 22, 2014

Well, there has been a confusion around the developer community on the differences between the Workstation GC which is by default recommended for standalone machines which targets one single CPU Core and the Background GC which provides multicore execution of Garbage Collections. In general aspect first let us consider how the Workstation is different from the server. A… Read More »

Benefit of Using in Dispose for .NET objects (Why and When ?)

By | January 15, 2014

Well, while being in touch with a number of developers, I always find people don’t understand the real meaning of disposing objects. Lets clear our basic understanding on why we need to dispose objects in .NET before understanding the usefulness of Using block. Why Disposing is necessary ?  We all know, the code that we run on our… Read More »

Advanced handling of Photo Capture using PhotoCamera in Windows Phone

By | November 16, 2013

Well, as I have already dealt with CameraCaptureTask or PhotoChooserTask before for simple scenarios, it is time to go a little further with dealing with continuous capture or even how to switch between FrontFacing Camera or Primary camera etc. To deal with such scenarios, we use the PhotoCamera class and show the stream from camera directly to a… Read More »

Working with PhotoChooserTask in Windows Phone

By | November 15, 2013

Even though we have CameraCapture Task to deal with camera, there is another Chooser available as well, which can take Picture either from MediaLibrary or directly from Camera. The PhotoChooserTask helps in getting an image from the Picture / Media Library locations. The PhotoChooserTask, just like any other Tasks is listed under namespace Microsoft.Phone.Tasks and is inherited from… Read More »