Microsoft launches .NET Foundation to foster The .NET Open Source Ecosystem ,you can read more on the same from below link.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/03/microsoft-launches-net-foundation-to-foster-the-net-open-source-ecosystem/

For a fresher level interview,it’s a very common question to ask about the difference between string and stringbuilder.I am sure,most of you know the one line answer for that.But when it comes to an experienced level,you need to really understand how exactly the string builder works and how the string builder object allocates memory.

Here is a good read on this topic.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.text.stringbuilder.aspx#HowWorks

Convert Xsd file to a c# class

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Sharing a small tip on how an xsd file can be converted to a c# class.I know many of you din’t even know that we have a way to convert xsd to class :) If so,this is for you.

Steps :

1.Open Visual Studio Command Prompt
2.Browse to the directory which contains your xsd
3. Type the below command and hit enter

   xsd /c MyXSD.xsd

C# class will be generated in same directory which has your xsd.

It’s been quite some time since I shared anything and today I am going to share something about Enums. When you use Enums, it makes your code easily understandable.

Lets take a small Enum as example

public enum Status

        {

            New = 1,

            Active = 2,

            Inactive = 3

        }

  If you want to change an Enum into array of strings, you can use the Enum class GetNames method:

string[] Status = Enum.GetNames(typeof(Status));

You can bind the output from GetNames to a control to get the list of the names in the Enum displayed in UI.

There is a common scenario where we want to convert  a string containing one of the names in an Enum into the Enum item itself when you are reading the data from database.

Parse method below does that job,but throws an exception “System.ArgumentException was unhandled” if the string value you are passing to Parse isn’t an item in the Enum.

string custStatus = “Test”;

Status sts = (Status)Enum.Parse(typeof(Status), custStatus);

This exception can be avoided if you use the Enum’s TryParse method.

  Status stat;

    if (Enum.TryParse<Status>(custStatus, true, out stat))

    {

        Console.WriteLine(“Status Found: “+stat.ToString());

    }

    else

    {

        Console.WriteLine(“Status not found!”);

    }

An even better solution  is to use the Enum’s IsDefined method to see if the item exists before you try to get it .

if (Enum.IsDefined(typeof(Status), custStatus))

            {

                Status sts = (Status)Enum.Parse(typeof(Status), custStatus);

            }

            else

            {

                Console.WriteLine(“Status not found!”);

            }

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this.

Some people are really fast in creating properties and you might have thought how they do it.This tip is for you if you did not know it before :)

You can type “prop” and then press tab twice, that will generate the following.

public int MyProperty
{
get;
set;
}

You can also get the full property by typing “propfull” and tabbing twice, that would generate the field and the full property.

private int myVar;

public int MyProperty
{
get
{
return myVar;
}
set
{
myVar = value;
}
}

Fiddler stopped capturing SoapUI traffic

Posted: November 20, 2012 in SoapUI
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One of my wcf services was giving a failure and I wanted to badly capture the xml request it passes internally to another wcf service it calls.
It was really irritating when I realized that my fiddler has stopped somehow capturing the details of request and response.It took some time,still figured out how to solve & I thought I must share this here.

Steps to follow,open SoapUI,File –> Preferences –> Proxy Settings window . Add setting as shown below.

 
If you think why we added Port No. 8888 in the proxy settings of soapUI,it is because Fiddler listens to port no. 8888 by default.

Now resubmit your request in SoapUI,you see that fiddler has started capturing the traffic.

Past two days I was so upset with my computer that whenever I tried running my workflow xamlx,it started throwing exception “A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections” .It was then I realized that my recent effort to install SQL Express 2012 has messed up my SQL Express 2008 with VS 2010.I tried to repair,remove,add etc options inorder to get my SQLExpress back & get my workflow back to normal.No luck & I was almost at the verge of crying thinking about what the admin guys are going to tell me if I take my computer to them “Just Re-image the machine,that’s the only thing we can do” .Today evening inspite being a holiday and a having bad cold,i decided to give a try once again if I can do something.I knew that if I delete the entries of SQLServer from registry it may help.My hubby darling was advicing me saying you are gonna mess up your windows as well if you play with registry.I wanted to listen to him,but I thought if I have to reimage the system next morning,there is nothing wrong in playing with registry.Here is what I did & that infact successfully helped me install SQLExpress :)
1) Open Run Menu and type regedit to open Registry Editor
2)Go to following location.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Microsoft SQL Server > 90
3)Remove Registry Key 90.

I manually removed the SQLServer instances from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and after that I ran visual studio setup and installed Microsft SQL Express.It got installed successfully & I could run my workflow after that :)It was worth giving a try.Eureka!!