While talking to different people I get this question. And in Visual Studio it is very easy to do,
You need Windows Forms Application, then drag and drop NotifyIcon there. Set one icon with that control so that it is visible,
public partial class Form1 : Form
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipText = "Current Time : " + DateTime.Now.ToString();
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipTitle = "This is Test";
//Keep the Baloon for 1 second
//Start the window in Minimized Mode
WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;
//While minimizing the Form show only in System Tray
private void Form1_Resize(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (FormWindowState.Minimized == WindowState)
//Restore the Form State Back to normal
private void notifyIcon1_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal;
In Visual Studio 2010 we have more than 200+ snippet to make your HTML life easier. It is not just Snippets which you can use, there is Surround with. For example, you want to wrap an area into UpdatePannel, you have surround with option with a mouse click.
Couple of shortcuts,
button - which will create
<asp:Button ID="Button1" Text="text" runat="server" />
There are many more. You may also use mouse button to write your HTML code just like C#/VB.NET.
Now in VB.NET 10 we have automatic property,
Public Property myName As String = "Test"
In ildasm it shows like,
Should you have question, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspx
How will Microsoft charge for the Azure Services Platform?
Subject to certain limits, Azure Services will be available without charge during our Community Technology Preview (CTP). Once Microsoft Azure launches for commercial use, we will offer a portfolio of services and you will be billed according to your actual consumption of each service. Based on feedback during the CTP period, pricing offers may be provided based on the following parameters.
· Windows Azure - Compute and Storage services
· .NET Services - Access Control, Service Bus, and/or Workflow Services
· SQL Services- Database service for LOB applications
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How Can I Get Started With Azure?
· Current Timeframe – Community Technology Preview (CTP) Program
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· Availability Timeframe – H2 2009
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There are some new enhancements in Visual Basic 2010 or Visual Basic 10 where you can really have greater flexibility on how you handle multiple lines for continuous statements,
'Explicit Continious Line (no need to use & _ )
Dim sContinuation As String =
"Hey you know I can write multiple lines without & _"
'Multiple statements in a single line
Dim sMessage As String = "Hello Visual Basic 10" : Console.WriteLine(sMessage)
I am currently back from New Delhi where I have presented Windows Azure – Microsoft Cloud Computing. This Saturday I am going to Chennai for the same purpose. In Delhi (actually in Gurgaon) I enjoyed the interactivity where people had lots of questions. Just wanted to face many more of such opportunities to help Developer community.
Enjoy my Azure App at http://wriju.cloudapp.net/. Hope to see you there.
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"Hello Azure" at Chennai last week end was fun. I showed the demo and successfully uploaded it to Microsoft Cloud CTP. WOW, with a funky Internet connection outside office it is indeed a challenge. Received so many questions and fun to interact after the session.