Thursday, May 26, 2011

Windows Azure Pricing Calculator

Microsoft now provides a pricing estimator for Windows Azure. Give it a try at

You will land on a sort of disclaimer page , stating that Microsoft makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of any information presented in the report. Clicking on agree button will take you to the pricing calculator page , which is very interactive with sliders. It is good to estimate cost of your application on Windows Azure. Is it not? 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Visual Studio Code Snippets for Design Patterns

While refreshing  design patterns, I was curious to know are there any code snippets available with Visual studio. I could not find any and finally found that a handful of design pattern snippets are available here (in codeplex). Download that and save it in  "C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\Visual Studio 20xx\Code Snippets\Visual C#\My Code Snippets". 

Step 1
. To use that  open an empty file in visual studio 20xx and then right click -> insert snippet -> Choose "My Code Snippets" -> Choose the design pattern which you would like to use. Their shortcut name is "dpdesignpatternname". Happy Programming :)

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Microsoft All In One Code Framework

Microsoft all in one code framework is free centralized code library provided by microsoft community team. By listening to programers aches and pains in various portals, this team write code samples based on programers frequently asked questions and allow them to download them. If you can't find the sample which
 you need just submit the request in the portal, it will be evaluated whether the sample topic is relevent. If yes microsoft team will write the sample code for FREE OF CHARGE​

Happy programming :)