Friday, November 25, 2011

New Features in Visual Studio 2012

Hi Friends,
I am eagerly waiting for the latest version of the visual studio. Meanwhile I came to know that some cool features that are included in the latest version(It might be rumors). Here are some of the new features:

  • Code window re size
With this New feature we can Maximize the code window and minimize it as and when required. This can be set On or Off to get a more workspace or to see all other windows at a time.

  • Edit code while it executes
This is the most important features which we wanted to be included int our application that we can edit the code at run time using the break points, and the compiler will take care of newly added part. This was the common in the time of VB6.

  • *Automatically add semicolons.
By this the Semicolon and the Braces will be added automatically in our code.

  • Advanced copy and pasting of code
It will also help you to adjust the code you have pasted as per your current requirement, it will judge which value need to be returned and what must be the control name.

  • Evil Code Monkey
If there is any code that is very poorly written a suggestion will appear and will point to the part of code that need to be written again in a well manner.

  • Add Reference dialog
And importantly the process of adding the new reference to the application will become much faster and intelligent.

I hope we will see all of the above mentioned features in the new Visual studio 2012 version. Which will make the developers life more simpler and easier. All the best.

Anil Kumar Pandey

Monday, November 7, 2011

Windows Mango smartphone by HTC

Microsoft India has unveiled its second Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone, HTC Radar, in India. The device runs on the most recent version of Windows Phone code-named Mango.

Microsoft claims to have added over 500 new features in Windows Phone 7.5. Of these the key additions are: Custom ringtones, visual voicemail, new speech commands, Linked inboxes, conversation view in email, multitasking, video sharing, picture tagging, Smart DJ and sync with SkyDrive.

Another new feature called All Windows Phones, gives users the ability to use any web browser to log in to and locate their lost phone on a map, have it sound the ringer, lock it, or wipe it.

The conventional application icons have been replaced by Live Tiles on the Windows Phone start screen. The Live Tiles come to life with real-time updates from the Web such as news, appointments or the status of friends. The integrated experiences are achieved through 'hubs' which bring together related content into a single view to simplify common tasks. These Hubs include, People, Pictures, Games, Music & Video, MarketPlace and Office.

With Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft's Web Marketplace also makes its debut in India. This gives Windows Phone users the opportunity to surf for apps online just like Android and iOS users.

HTC Radar sports a 3.8-inch LCD touch screen display and is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.

A dedicated camera button provides easy access to the Radar's 5-megapixel camera, even if the smartphone is locked. It comes in at 4.7 by 2.4 by 0.4 inches, and has 8GB of on-board storage. It packs 1520 mAh non-removable battery, which is claimed to last up to 10 hours of talktime on GSM and up to 8 hours on 3G. The smartphone is priced at Rs 23,999.

Another Windows Phone 7.5 phone unveiled recently is Samsung Omnia W i8350. The smartphone is priced at Rs 19,990.

Source by Times of INDIA. Read the main article here.

Anil Kumar Pandey
Microsoft MVP, Microsoft MCC