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Introduction to Nuget Package

It was not a long time when I moved to Visual Studio 2010 for a project and first time listen for Nuget packages and after that day by day these nuget packages became and important part of my development environment. With almost 20k unique packages from the initial release in 2010 the community expanding exponentially and now this plugin became for .net in the same way ‘RubyGems’ stays to ruby by providing a centralized repository for thousands of packages.

Nuget is a free and open source package manager for dot net framework.NuGet is distributed as  a visual studio extension, integrated with sharp developer , and included in the C# code snippet tool LINQPad. NuGet can be used from the command line and automated via scripts.

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Asynchronous Programming

Few days before I have been assigned a new project with some awesome technologies so I started learning many new things and after couple of days I just said to myself I know everything (read I am great :)), so enough for learning and now start coding. Well this happiness doesn’t last long. After few days I was sitting in office using httpClient() class and saw ‘Async’ keyword on it’s methods. I just thought how ridiculous is Microsoft. Every time I think I know everything in C# it just come up with some new things(I am so frustrated ). So out of curiosity I have started looking into this Async by goggling and reading over MSDN and this way I started a new journey to learn a new concept. So as I think it’s worth share my findings. So here we go :

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dynamic vs var

A while ago, on a beautiful evening of a wonderful weekend I had a mug of beer in my hand and a thought striked, what’s new in C# 4.0. I searched on google and started to look into the results and suddenly I stopped to get a hang of the term ‘dynamic’, well obviously I googled again and burrowed deeper into it. After a couple of minutes (read hours) I got aquainted to the idea of ‘dynamic’ but could not understand its need as we already had ‘var’ (thanks to C# 3.0). This made me anxious and I started to look out for the need of ‘dynamic’ and the difference between ‘var and ‘dynamic’. Following are my findings

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Introduction to Ajax Accordion Components

# Introduction:

The Accordion Control is a part of the Microsoft Ajax Toolkit. The Accordion is a web control that allows you to provide multiple panes and display them one at a time. The Accordion Control organizes your content into expandable Panes or Tabs which can be clicked to make the content of that Pane visible while hiding all the others. The Accordion is implemented as a web control that contains Accordion Pane web controls. Each Accordion Pane control has a template for its Header and its Content.

When used properly, the Accordion control can be a very effective UI element that can not only help you save costly screen real-estate, but will also make your site look more interactive and organized.

The Accordion control is one of the few independent or stand-alone controls in the Microsoft Ajax Toolkit. By standalone we mean that it does not extend the behavior of any existing ASP. Net control, and is instead implemented independently.

In this article we will learn how to use the Accordion Control in our websites, the different properties that can be modified to change the control appearance and the functionality that you can add.

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