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How to Launch Excel File from a Windows Phone 8 App ?

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If you have a excel file within your application , you can launch the file and open it in Microsoft excel from a Windows Phone App using the Launcher.LaunchFileAsync method. How to Launch Excel File from a Windows Phone 8 App ? Below is a code snippet demonstrating how to launch the excel file from a Windows Phone 8 App. var excelfile = await Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.Current.InstalledLocation.GetFileAsync("Ginktage.xls"); Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchFileAsync(excelfile);

Using FiddlerCore to capture HTTP Requests with .NET

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on my Web load testing utility West Wind WebSurge. One of the key components of a load testing tool is the ability to capture URLs effectively so that you can play them back later under load. One of the options in WebSurge for capturing URLs is to use its built-in capture tool which acts as an HTTP proxy to capture any HTTP and HTTPS traffic from most Windows HTTP clients, including Web Browsers as well as standalone Windows applications and services. To make this happen, I used Eric Lawrence’s
awesome FiddlerCore library, which provides most of the functionality of his desktop Fiddler application, all rolled into an easy to use library that you can plug into your own applications. FiddlerCore makes it almost too easy to capture HTTP content! For WebSurge I needed to capture all HTTP traffic in order to capture the full HTTP request – URL, headers and any content posted by the client. The result of what I ended up creating is this semi-generic capture form: In this post I’m going to demonstrate how easy it is to...(Read whole news on source site)

Metrics hunt in RavenDB

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You might have noticed that we are paying a lot of options for operational concerns in RavenDB 3.0. This is especially true because we moved away from performance counters to, which means that is is much easier and light weight to add metrics to RavenDB. As a result of that, we are adding a lot of stuff that will be very useful for ops team. From monitoring the duration of queries to the bandwidth available for replication to a host of other stuff. What I wanted to ask is what kind of things do you want

The Morning Brew #1661

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Software Announcing the beta release of Web Pages 3.2.1 – Yishai G highlights the latest beta release of ASP.NET Web Pages available via the NuGet Gallery. This update includes substantial performance work performed in conjunction with the MSN team to improve the memory allocation during render or larger pages Brighter – Ian Cooper is looking […]

GameMaker Tips: Resources

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A significant aspect to making games with GameMaker is the management of graphics, sounds, and other game related resources.  Inside GameMaker, resources are managed in the Resource Tree, which provides a file-explorer type view to all the gaming assets.    The Resources menu option also provides a quick way to add resources to a game project.  Each respective resource menu-item has a corresponding keyboard shortcut.

New Article Published about Mobile Connectivity in iOS Apps

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I have a new in-depth article published online today called, “Mobile Connectivity in iOS Apps”. See below for more information and a link to the online article. Article Introduction Intro: For any smartphone user, one of the worst things that can happen is to lose cell coverage. Regardless of when it happens, it usually occurs during a call or when you need to look something up on the internet. As mobile app developers, we have faced this problem for many years. Even the simplest of apps typically need an internet connection even if
it is to only display an iAd. More sophisticated apps may need an internet connection to store data back in the cloud, whether it is a high score for a game or enterprise data logged by the CEO. Let’s take a step back and look at the current state of mobile connectivity in iOS apps. The Full Article The full article is hosted on the TDN website and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments if you have any problems.

AngularJS + TypeScript – how to setup a watch (and 2 ways to do it wrong)

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Introduction After setting up my initial application as described in my previous post, I went about to set up a watch. For those who don’t know what that is – it’s basically a function that gets triggered when a scope object or part of that changes. I have found 3 ways to set it up, and only one seems to be (completely) right. In JavaScript, you would set up a watch like this sample I nicked from Stack Overflow:function MyController($scope) { $scope.myVar = 1; $scope.$watch('myVar', function() {
alert('hey, myVar has changed!'); }); $scope.buttonClicked = function() { $scope.myVar = 2; // This will trigger $watch expression to kick in }; } So how would you go about in TypeScript? Turns out there are a couple of ways that compile but don’t work, partially work, or have unexpected side effects. For my demonstration, I am going to use the DemoController that I made in my previous post. Incorrect method #1 – 1:1 translation./// /// module App.Controllers { "use strict"; ...(Read whole news on source site)