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

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Working with CameraCaptureTask in Windows Phone

By | November 14, 2013

Working with Camera in Windows Phone environment is a common requirement. Almost 25% of the apps in the store uses Camera capture on the app. CameraCaptureTask is a common Task available to the Windows Phone device which can capture camera from an app by launching the basic image capture tool present on the Windows Phone environment and take… Read More »

How to increase Memory usage for an App in Windows Phone

By | November 13, 2013

Windows Phone is gradually getting matured day by day. Considering the current situation, the Windows Phone environment gives a restrictive environment where app developers are restricted to do certain things if not specified beforehand. The developer cannot use Library, Camera, Sensors or even memory at sometimes if not defined beforehand. A Windows Phone App is limited to use… Read More »

Opening Settings Screen using Launch URI in Windows Phone

By | November 12, 2013

As we saw in the previous post, that you can programmatically change the Lock screen of the Phone from an app which supports extension of Lock Screen defined in the Metadata file, we can also open various settings screen directly from within the app as well. To open an existing settings applet, you need to first know the… Read More »

Working with Zip Files in .NET

By | October 19, 2013

Zipping and Unzipping in a Client Application or a Website is very common requirement. Until the latest .NET version, there is no API that fully supports these things. We would have relied on J# specific JAVA APIs or there are superior 3rd party APIs available which could have done the trick. .NET 4.5 gives an edge on handling… Read More »

Setting Default Global Timeout for Regular expressions

By | October 18, 2013

In my previous post, I mentioned about the capability of specifying a Timeout while executing a Regular expression. Sometimes, when your application is totally developed, and it would be a heck to change every single code which uses regular expression to specify a timeout. Sometimes the Regular expression is parsed inside an external assembly. In such cases, you… Read More »