What is SpyWare ?


References : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

Site Aggregator in SharePoint

Most often you Google about links and you come across something favorite..

Next time you wish to visit the same link..

You wished you know the site of that link ……… If I had just bookmarked..is your next thought…….

So why not add these favorites’ links at one place instead of bookmarking across many browsers……

SharePoint 2007 has a built-in site aggregator . Best use it 😉

Simple steps :

1) Add the site aggregator web part.


2) Select the site which you always click.




3) Add your favorite site URL to the site URL in the picture given below ..……


4) Navigate to your favorite link right from SharePoint … …………

Ohh ………. but what you come across this error….


5) Remove the layout roots…… folder mapping and then check…… Error is gone …..


This would show you….your desired page…


Reference Links that helped me figure out  :



IntelliSense support for CSS3, HTML5 and SVG in Visual Studio 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 has a good feature called IntelliSense which relives the pain of developers of remembering namespaces, classes and the methods in those classes.

When developing HTML 5 sites CSS3 , HTML 5, SVG(Scalable Vector Graphics) are used to create  cool HTML5 Websites.

Visual Studio Gallery provides tools to be plugged in Visual Studio 2010 and start development in HTML5.

Log on to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/

CSS 3 IntelliSense for Visual Studio 2010.



HTML 5 IntelliSense for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008



SVG IntelliSense plugin for Visual Studio 2010 and 2008.



Go ahead and add these tools to Visual Studio 2010 and make your life happy by easy coding Smile

Web Development in HTML5 using Visual Studio 2010.

HTML5 is the new buzz all around. And because I use day-in , day-out Visual Studio 2010 for developing Silverlight and WPF applications, I gave a try whether HTML 5 websites be created in Visual Studio 2010.

And the answer is Yes 🙂

This blog is dedicated to understand how Visual Studio 2010 helps to create HTML5 Websites.

Creating Project Templates in Visual Studio 2010.

Steps to follow :

Create an empty ASP.NET Website .


Create a folder structure .Place the files in folder.



Select File – > Export Template -> Project Template



Fill the details

  • Template Name
  • What the template does
  • Set the icon image ( .ico file)(optional)

There you go!!! You have template ready to add HTML5 websites to the solution with a readymade structure

HTML 5 WebSite

Creating Item Templates for HTML 5 in Visual Studio 2010.

Every time when we add HTML pages to the folder, we get a default structure for the HTML page. Now if we wish to have customized HTML 5 page with a structure, it would be great if we have option to ADD NEW ITEM and we have the HTML 5 page structure ready in place.

Steps to follow:

Create desired structure for your HTML 5 page in the website. Following is the structure for the web page.

<!DOCTYPE html5>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <header> HEADER </header>
            <li><a href="Home.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="ContactUs.html">Contact Us</a></li>
            <li><a href="About.html">About Us</a></li>
    <footer> FOOTER </footer>

Select File – > Export Template – > Item Template . Refer above image for same step.

Select the file where the structure is created.


You come across the window which allows the references to be added. But for HTML 5 sites there are no references required at least for simple site. So click Next without checking the checkboxes.


Fill the details as shown in next window.

  • Template Name
  • What the template does
  • Set the icon image ( .ico file) (optional)



There you go!!! You have template ready to add HTML5 pages to the project with your structure code.


Android Installation on Windows7 and Creating a Simple Hello World Program


Mobility is driving you crazy . You wish to create a simple "HelloWorld" program that runs on Android OS. … But you are now confused as to ….How do I go about it or where do I start ?

This post is for "Beginners in Android". So if you are completely new, this post should be of help 🙂 ……

What Is Android ?
Android is an operating system for mobile devices. Applications developed for Android are written in Java programming language.

How do I setup the enviornment for developing applications on Android?
To setup the environment , follow these simple steps:

1) Identify the operating system on your PC. Verify whether it is listed in the "Supported Operating Systems" section. Click on this link to verify http://developer.android.com/sdk/requirements.html

2)  Applications for Android are written using Java programming language.Set up the environment to "DEVELOP" Java Programs.

If you have to only run Java programs, then install Java Runtime Environment(JRE). But we will be developing programs, so install Java Development Kit(JDK) which includes JRE . There is no need of separate installation of JRE if JDK is installed.
Note: Identify the operating system and choose the correct version of JDK.
Click on below link to install JDK : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/index-137561.html

3) Surely you won’t write programs in Notepad. You will use an IDE(Integrated Development Environment) to code your applications. Preferred IDE would be Eclipse, but applications can be developed using other IDEs.
To install Eclipse , select proper version of Eclipse(3.5 or newer).
Click on below link : http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

4)  To code applications , download the Android SDK . Android SDK provides tools and APIs to develop programs for Android OS. Download the Android SDK from this link : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

5)  Your installed Eclipse IDE should be capable of developing Android programs. So install the ADT plugin for Eclipse. Click here to install the same : http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html#installing

6) This is last but very important step. Install the essential platform components to complete the installation. This is done using Android SDK and AVD Manager which is installed once you install the SDK.

The above steps may differ depending upon your previous installations if you were developing Java programs. You can log on to http://developer.android.com/guide/basics/what-is-android.html to know more .

In my case , JDK was installed on D drive and the Android SDK on E Drive. I followed the above steps with simple but important settings.
You can relate the above steps to screenshots given below.

Step 1 : Operating System : Windows 7 64 bit

Step 2 : JDK Installation Folder: D:\JavaInstallations\JDK . Set the PATH variable to point to JDK installation.


Step 3,4 : Android SDK zipped package and Eclipse zipped package unzipped at folder location : E:\Programs\Android\Software

Step 5 : Open Eclipse. Select Help-> Install New Software . You will come across the below window. Enter the remote site name http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/  . Select the checkboxes and complete installation . Click this link for any problem.. http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html

Step 6 :

a) Android SDK and AVD Manager to install the remaining components. My folder location of this manager is E:\Programs\Android\Software\android-sdk_r08-windows\android-sdk-windows .


Run it and select all to install. After Installation, i could see all the installed packages .


Now lets just create a Simple project in Eclipse real quick:

1) Open Eclipse.Click on the eclipse symbol to load Eclipse.


2) Set the workspace. It is place to store your programs. On File Menu .. Select New -> Project. You will come across below screen.

NOTE: In my case, I had to set the Location of Android SDK in Preferences, so as to let the eclipse locate the Android Tools and APIS for development

3) Set the Project Name(on top.. hidden in image), Application Name, PackageName(can be of any order), Activity.. setting Min SDK version is not mandatory.


4) You will see a folder structure with some default code.


4) Run the Application AS Android Application.

5) Do not worry, There will be many windows popping up.. but they will start the EMULATOR or SIMULATOR which will run the program.

6) Click on Menu.. You should see HelloWorld … Not magic 🙂 Hello World Code is already written to get u started.. 🙂


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2010. That’s about 31 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 23 posts. There were 112 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 19th with 92 views. The most popular post that day was “NTLDR is missing” problem solved in Windows XP..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were google.co.in, facebook.com, puneusergroup.org, google.com, and forums.silverlight.net.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ntldr is missing windows xp, javax.comm, javax.comm windows, ntldr is missing xp, and ntldr missing windows xp.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


“NTLDR is missing” problem solved in Windows XP. March 2009


Communicating with ports using javax.comm package for Windows April 2009


Push Notification in Windows Phone 7 August 2010


How to consume/connect/use WCF service for Silverlight4 application. January 2010


Theming in Silverlight January 2010
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Install a ThemePack on Windows 7

Bored of seeing the same desktop background or resetting from the ones already available…. Wishing to have a new theme. Confused how to get a brand new theme for your desktop and install it…

This post is targetting  “How you can personalize your desktop themes once you get a “Themepack”.

The below steps will install theme pack irrespective of version of operating system for Windows7 ,be it 64 bit or 32 bit.

So here we go:

Step 1: Get a new ThemePack for Windows 7. Click on the link to download Themepacks. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/themes . You will cone across the below screen.




Step 2 : Save the downloaded Theme pack file at any location and double click to install the theme for your PC.



Step 3: To set the current theme , you can go by any of the two ways:

Way 1:

1) Right click on desktop and click personalize.



Way 2:

1) Go to Control Panel Home.


2) Select Appearance and Personalization

3) Select Personalization.

You will come across the same screen as below any of the options chosen.


Select the theme installed and there you go… New Cool Theme for your Windows 7… Enjoy… Smile