Thursday, April 29, 2010

SharePoint 2010: Hands-on Labs in C# and Visual Basic

Microsoft released the hands-on lab manuals for SharePoint 2010 to get started learning SharePoint 2010 development. they provided 10 hands on lab manuals, each one is available in C# and VB.NET

Hope it helps you to learn about SharePoint 2010.

Download 10 Lab Manuals from:

SQL Server 2000 Best Practices Analyzer

Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices Analyzer is a database management tool that lets you verify the implementation of common Best Practices. These best practices typically relate to the usage and administration aspects of SQL Server databases and ensure that your SQL Servers are managed and operated well.

Download bpasetup.msi

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fatal Execution Engine Error (7A036050) (80131506) - Visual Studio Crash

This article is the continuous of my previous one, Visual Studio crash when adding items to the toolbox.
I provided four solutions are in this article, which I found thru Google search. Also I mentioned in the article, 4th solution is helped me, but it works me one time only, after clear Visual studio Cache. If I try to add the items to the toolbox, again Visual studio closed automatically.

Now I come up with other solution, it fixed my issue permanently.

When I checked in the "Event Viewer" of my system, it logged the Error as

.NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.3607 - Fatal Execution Engine Error (7A036050) (80131506)

Microsoft released the Fix for this issue. You can download the fix from this the following link,

Download the relevant fix depends on your VS application Architecture and install it. 

After install this fix, restart your system. Then run your Visual Studio. Now you can add the item many times to the toolbox.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Microsoft SQL Server Native Client

Microsoft SQL Server Native Client is DLL, it provides an access to the SQL Database. This DLL contains both the SQL OLE DB provider and SQL ODBC driver. This helps to connect Microsoft SQL Server 7.0/2000/2005/2008.
Download Microsoft SQL Server Native Client from the given link

SQL Server Native Client 2005:
X86 Package
X64 Package
IA64 Package

SQL Server Native Client 2008:
X86 Package
X64 Package
IA64 Package

Monday, April 26, 2010

Visual Studio crash when adding items to the toolbox

When I tried to adding items to toolbox thru Visual studio 2008 IDE, then my visual studio has closed automatically. 
I tried many times, but I faced the same issue. I searched in Google and I got many solutions, but nothing is helped me and many people replied that it helps others, I placed the solution here. It may help you
Reinstall add ins by Visual Studio commands
1. devenv /setup
2. devenv /resetuserdata
3. devenv /resetsettings CSharp

Solution 2:
devenv /safemode

Then use Choose Items on toolbox and run through each of the tabs. Once you accept any exceptions raised on loading controls, you can then open Visual
Studio normally and add items.

Solution 3:
If your system contains PowerCommands installed, then

This is taken from

Through Microsoft's help they came up with a work around which is a simple modification to the devenv.exe.config file.

This will exist in (64 bit systems) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE 
Or (32 bit systems) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE

Add this XML token to the dependentAseembly list. They had me add it after the office one, but im not sure if that matters.

<assemblyIdentity name="office" publicKeyToken="71e9bce111e9429c" culture="neutral"/>
<codeBase version="" href="PrivateAssemblies\Office12\Office.dll"/>
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.PowerCommands" publicKeyToken="null" culture="neutral"/>
<codeBase version="" href="C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerCommands\Microsoft.PowerCommands.dll"/>

Now you should be able to run PowerCommands with VS 2008 SP1 and XAML with no crashes. I guess there will be a fix when the next PowerCommands version comes out or on .net 4.0.

Solution 4:
1. Go to your %userprofile% Folder, (Start -> Run -> Type %userprofile% -> Enter)
2. Open Application Data\Microsoft\
3. Then Clear all the content from the following folder


Then open VS IDE,  try to add the items in the toolbox.
Solution 4 is helped me. Hope it helps you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Professional Whitepaper

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional development system is an integrated environment that simplifies creating, debugging, and deploying applications. Unleash your creativity and bring your vision to life with powerful design surfaces and innovative collaboration methods for developers and designers. Work within a personalized environment by targeting a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint and cloud applications, and accelerate the coding process by using your existing skills. Integrated support for test-first development and new debugging tools let you find and fix bugs quickly and easily to ensure high quality solutions.

Download VisualStudio2010Professional_Whitepaper.xps

New MVPs - April 2010

Microsoft announced the new MVPs for this quarter (April 2010).

Jacob Skaria
Visual C#
Nitin Agarwal
Windows Desktop Experience
Connected System Developer
Babu A
SQL Server
Hemantgiri S. Goswami
SQL Server
Jugal Shah
SQL Server
Rajesh Jonnalagadda
SQL Server
Anoop Madhusudanan
Client App Dev
Abhijit Jana
Satalaj Tukaram More
Tanzim Saqib
Avinash Tiwari
Kazi Manzur Rashid
Krishna Chaitanya

Congrats to Everyone!!