Microsoft Technology Journals by Abhimanyu K Vatsa

26 Nov 2015

Write on Existing Image

In this blog post you will learn all about writing text or image on existing image. I will be developing this in ASP.NET Web Forms, but you can achieve this functionality in MVC or windows forms as well. I’ve posted another blog post which generates QR Code. Actually all this was part of my recent requirement which I would like share with you.

25 Nov 2015

QR Code Generation and Verification

In this blog post you will learn all about QR Code, starting from requirement to generation to verification. I am going to develop this in C# and in ASP.NET Web Forms, but you can use it with MVC, Desktop Apps etc. I will be using MessagingToolkit.QRCode open source library for everything here.

20 Nov 2015

Search in selected file types Visual Studio

This is a very important feature which is worth useful when making necessary changes that may match in multiples file types but you are only supposed to change in selective files types.

18 Oct 2015

Visual Studio 2015 Razor Syntax Highlighting and Intellisense not working

Today i faced this issue in my IDE and resolved with following steps:

14 Sep 2015

Roslyn csc.exe and vbc.exe deployment on shared hosting

Roslyn compilation is now default with .NET 4.5 means if you create any web application either Web Forms or MVC using .NET 4.5 you get this compilations bits pre-installed in your project.

Why use Roslyn compilation?

In nutshell, this enables many features which is very useful when developing application as well as when application is deployed on server.

24 Jul 2015

Language and Culture/UI Culture or Internationalization in MVC

Setting up Language and UI Culture in efficient way is very important. Also, there are many ways to achieve this today but the best way is always easy to achieve, clean, documented. I can see many posts online about this but they not much useful and end to end discussed, you end up with huge code.

18 Jul 2015

Stop Debugging stops IIS Express hence application stop running in browser in Visual Studio 2015

This is not a bug but as a web developer I personally expect when debugging stops browser should keep running through IIS Express instance. Next time, I make change in Visual Studio code then do a build and refresh browser, I’m addicted this way.

16 Jul 2015

The 'System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider' requires a database schema compatible with schema version '1'

Error: The 'System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider' requires a database schema compatible with schema version '1'

I received above error on my production machine after deploying new database for a web application. I have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed and to deploy database I created query file (.sql) schema with data. After that I deployed web application properly.

2 Jul 2015

Microsoft MVP: Honored to have received the Microsoft MVP award for the 4th year

MVP Again J 1st July has a very special meaning to me, this day starts with full of expectations and fast heartbeats which lasts until the moment of receiving email from Microsoft.

Once again Microsoft awarded me with the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for the 4th time in a row in the ASP.NET/IIS category. I'm honored to be the part of Microsoft MVP Program, this is one of the most prestigious award to me.

Here is the body of the mail that I received:

I'd like to thanks to my family, all friends, Microsoft Indian MVP Group, Biplab Paul (India MVP Program Lead), Gandharv Rawat and my blog readers and followers.

A very-very special thanks to �� who is supporting me every day.