Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Books

Here are some e books related to Silverlight 4.









Hope these are useful. Good luck Thumbs up

How to add MIME types in Web.config on hosted Servers, Go Daddy, IIS 7 etc.

Ever wanted to add a custom mime type to your Web server?  I ran into this issue the other day when I tried to serve up .otf files related to fonts on my Web server and  I got this error: 404.3 error - mime type missing!

Thankfully, adding mime types is easier than ever thanks to the all-new distributed configuration option, which allows for IIS7 configuration to be stored in web.config files, along with asp.net configuration, to be deployed with your content. 

I'll show how easy it is to add mime types to your Web server.  This method will work on any IIS7 web server, and it will be ignored on all non-IIS7 web servers, so it should be safe to do no matter the type of application or content.  Since the <staticContent> section is delegated by default, the configuration snippets below should 'just work' on all IIS7 Web sites. 

  1. Open or edit the web.config in your site home directory.
  2. Add the following section in configuration section under web server.
      <mimeMap fileExtension=".otf" mimeType="font/otf" />

This works even on Go Daddy hosted server also. You can add as many file times you want allow in this static content section.  For example these few MIME types you can add if you want on your Web server

<mimeMap fileExtension=".m4v" mimeType="video/m4v" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".ogg" mimeType="audio/ogg" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".oga" mimeType="audio/ogg" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".ogv" mimeType="video/ogg" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".webm" mimeType="video/webm"/>
<!-- For silverlight applicaitons -->
<mimeMap fileExtension=".xaml" mimeType="application/xaml+xml" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".xap" mimeType="application/x-silverlight-app" />
<mimeMap fileExtension=".xbap" mimeType="application/x-ms-xbap" />

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How To Configure “BSNL” Nokia Siemens Router 1600 For Always ON with a secured WIFI Network

Recently I have configured my BSNL connection to always on for a secured WIFI network. In process I have learn that if you set "Network Authentication" to "Open" & "Enable" the "WEP Encryption" you can set a password to prevent unauthorized access. Both WPA - PSK, WPA2 - PSK are considered to be better than WPA & WPA2 encryptions as they were created to overcome the loop holes in WEP Encryption but, be advised that even they can be hacked in a matter of minutes.

To avoid entering user id & password on a Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 every time you connect do the following steps.

  1. Open the browser and type in the address bar, on being asked type both user id & password as admin, by default it will be admin/admin
  2. Now click on ADSL >> WAN
  3. In the 35_1 line (usually the first line) click on Edit
  4. Click on next, leave default
  5. Select PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) & then click on Next
  6. In the page that appears next provide the user id & password you use to connect to the internet
    PPP Username: ((Type your user id in this field))
    PPP Password: ((Type your password in this field))
    leave the other options at default settings.
  7. Click on Next
  8. Ensure that Enable NAT & Enable Firewall are checked.
  9. Click on Next
  10. Click on Save

Hopefully this should do the trick Smile

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


IRCTC launches a smarter way to book tickets. Now book your rail ticket -ANYWHERE ANYTIME through your Mobile Phones.
IRCTC brings to you the mobile website https://www.irctc.co.in/mobile with just a few clicks you can book your tickets using your Mobile Phones. IRCTC mobile website is convenient and easy to use, can be accessed from any browser enabled mobile having basic GPRS activated on phone.
The following features are available:
Book Ticket/ Enquiry - Book tickets by providing source and destination.
Booked History - Tickets whose Date of Journey is due will be visible.
Cancel Ticket - Cancel any of the tickets whose date of journey is due.
Browse the URL using your mobile and book tickets using any of your credit/debit card for payment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What is a MIME type?

There are times when you would want the IIS web server to serve a file that has an extension that it does not recognize. That is, a file whose MIME type has not been defined. In such a case, IIS would return http error code, 404.3 as shown below.

HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found
Description: The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) map policy that is configured on the Web server. The page you requested has a file name extension that is not recognized, and therefore is not allowed.

MIME stands for Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions. MIME types form a standard way of classifying file types on the Internet. Internet programs such as Web servers and browsers all have a list of MIME types, so that they can transfer files of the same type in the same way, no matter what operating system they are working in.

A MIME type has two parts: a type and a subtype. They are separated by a slash (/). For example, the MIME type for Microsoft Word files is application and the subtype is msword. Together, the complete MIME type is application/msword.

Here is the list of available MIME types that you can add and configure on IIS

Hope this is useful.

List of MIME Types with Content types

There are times when you would want the IIS web server to serve a file that has an extension that it does not recognize. That is, a file whose mime type has not been defined. In such a case, IIS would return http error code, 404.3. For the web server to serve the file with that new extension, you need to create a mapping between that extension and the MIME type.

The following MIME types are some MIME types with its File Extension and Content type.

File Extension Content type (MIME)
.323 text/h323
.aaf application/octet-stream
.aca application/octet-stream
.acx application/internet-property-stream
.afm application/octet-stream
.ai application/postscript
.aif audio/x-aiff
.aifc audio/aiff
.aiff audio/aiff
.applicati application/x-ms-application
.art image/x-jg
.asd application/octet-stream
.asf video/x-ms-asf
.asi application/octet-stream
.asm text/plain
.asr video/x-ms-asf
.asx video/x-ms-asf
.au audio/basic
.avi video/x-msvideo
.axs application/olescript
.bas text/plain
.bcpio application/x-bcpio
.bin application/octet-stream
.bmp image/bmp
.c text/plain
.cab application/octet-stream
.cat application/vnd.ms-pki.seccat
.cdf application/x-cdf
.chm application/octet-stream
.class application/x-java-applet
.clp application/x-msclip
.cmx image/x-cmx
.cnf text/plain
.cod image/cis-cod
.cpio application/x-cpio
.cpp text/plain
.crd application/x-mscardfile
.crl application/pkix-crl
.crt application/x-x509-ca-cert
.csh application/x-csh
.css text/css
.csv application/octet-stream
.cur application/octet-stream
.dcr application/x-director
.deploy application/octet-stream
.der application/x-x509-ca-cert
.dib image/bmp
.dir application/x-director
.disco text/xml
.dll application/x-msdownload
.dlm text/dlm
.dnl application/x-msdownload
.doc application/msword
.dot application/msword
.dsp application/octet-stream
.dtd text/xml
.dvi application/x-dvi
.dwf drawing/x-dwf
.dwp application/octet-stream
.dxr application/x-director
.easm application/octet-stream
.eml message/rfc822
.emz application/octet-stream
.eot application/octet-stream
.eps application/postscript
.etx text/x-setext
.evy application/envoy
.ex_ application/octet-stream
.exe application/octet-stream
.fdf application/vnd.fdf
.fif application/fractals
.fla application/octet-stream
.flr x-world/x-vrml
.flv video/x-flv
.gif image/gif
.gtar application/x-gtar
.gz application/x-gzip
.h text/plain
.hdf application/x-hdf
.hdml text/x-hdml
.hhc application/x-oleobject
.hhk application/octet-stream
.hhp application/octet-stream
.hlp application/winhlp
.hqx application/mac-binhex40
.hsf application/octet-stream
.hta application/hta
.htc text/x-component
.htm text/html
.html text/html
.htt text/webviewhtml
.hxt text/html
.ica application/x-ica
.ico image/x-icon
.ics application/octet-stream
.ief image/ief
.inf application/octet-stream
.ins application/x-internet-signup
.isp application/x-internet-signup
.IVF video/x-ivf
.jar application/java-archive
.java (Disabled in IIS 7) application/octet-stream
.jck application/liquidmotion
.jcz application/liquidmotion
.jfif image/pjpeg
.jpb application/octet-stream
.jpe image/jpeg
.jpeg image/jpeg
.jpg image/jpeg
.js application/x-javascript
.latex application/x-latex
.lit application/x-ms-reader
.lpk application/octet-stream
.lsf video/x-la-asf
.lsx video/x-la-asf
.lzh application/octet-stream
.m13 application/x-msmediaview
.m14 application/x-msmediaview
.m1v video/mpeg
.m3u audio/x-mpegurl
.man application/x-troff-man
.manifest application/x-ms-manifest
.map text/plain
.mdb application/x-msaccess
.mdp application/octet-stream
.me application/x-troff-me
.mht message/rfc822
.mhtml message/rfc822
.mid audio/mid
.midi audio/mid
.mix application/octet-stream
.mmf application/x-smaf
.mno text/xml
.mny application/x-msmoney
.mov video/quicktime
.movie video/x-sgi-movie
.mp2 video/mpeg
.mp3 audio/mpeg
.mp4 audio/mpeg
.mpa video/mpeg
.mpe video/mpeg
.mpeg video/mpeg
.mpg video/mpeg
.mpp application/vnd.ms-project
.mpv2 video/mpeg
.ms application/x-troff-ms
.msi application/octet-stream
.mvb application/x-msmediaview
.nc application/x-netcdf
.nsc video/x-ms-asf
.nws message/rfc822
.ocx application/octet-stream
.oda application/oda
.ods application/oleobject
.p10 application/pkcs10
.p12 application/x-pkcs12
.p7b application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.p7c application/pkcs7-mime
.p7m application/pkcs7-mime
.p7r application/x-pkcs7-certreqresp
.p7s application/pkcs7-signature
.pbm image/x-portable-bitmap
.pcx application/octet-stream
.pcz application/octet-stream
.pdf application/pdf
.pfb application/octet-stream
.pfm application/octet-stream
.pfx application/x-pkcs12
.pgm image/x-portable-graymap
.pko application/vnd.ms-pki.pko
.pma application/x-perfmon
.pmc application/x-perfmon
.pml application/x-perfmon
.pmr application/x-perfmon
.pmw application/x-perfmon
.png image/png
.pnm image/x-portable-anymap
.pnz image/png
.pot application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.ppm image/x-portable-pixmap
.pps application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.ppt application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
.prf application/pics-rules
.prm application/octet-stream
.prx application/octet-stream
.ps application/postscript
.psd application/octet-stream
.psm application/octet-stream
.psp application/octet-stream
.pub application/x-mspublisher
.qt video/quicktime
.qtl application/x-quicktimeplayer
.qxd application/octet-stream
.ra audio/x-pn-realaudio
.ram audio/x-pn-realaudio
.rar application/octet-stream
.ras image/x-cmu-raster
.rdf application/rdf+xml
.rf image/vnd.rn-realflash
.rgb image/x-rgb
.rm application/vnd.rn-realmedia
.rmi audio/mid
.roff application/x-troff
.rpm audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin
.rtf application/rtf
.rtx text/richtext
.scd application/x-msschedule
.sct text/scriptlet
.sea application/octet-stream
.setpay application/set-payment-initiation
.setreg application/set-registration-initiation
.sgml text/sgml
.sh application/x-sh
.shar application/x-shar
.sit application/x-stuffit
.sldasm application/octet-stream
.sldprt application/octet-stream
.smd audio/x-smd
.smi application/octet-stream
.smx audio/x-smd
.smz audio/x-smd
.snd audio/basic
.snp application/octet-stream
.spc application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.spl application/futuresplash
.src application/x-wais-source
.ssm application/streamingmedia
.sst application/vnd.ms-pki.certstore
.stl application/vnd.ms-pki.stl
.sv4cpio application/x-sv4cpio
.sv4crc application/x-sv4crc
.svg application/octet-stream
.swf application/x-shockwave-flash
.t application/x-troff
.tar application/x-tar
.tcl application/x-tcl
.tex application/x-tex
.texi application/x-texinfo
.texinfo application/x-texinfo
.tgz application/x-compressed
.thn application/octet-stream
.tif image/tiff
.tiff image/tiff
.toc application/octet-stream
.tr application/x-troff
.trm application/x-msterminal
.tsv text/tab-separated-values
.ttf application/octet-stream
.txt text/plain
.u32 application/octet-stream
.uls text/iuls
.ustar application/x-ustar
.vbs text/vbscript
.vcf text/x-vcard
.vcs text/plain
.vdx application/vnd.visio
.vml text/xml
.vsd application/vnd.visio
.vss application/vnd.visio
.vst application/vnd.visio
.vsw application/vnd.visio
.vsx application/vnd.visio
.vtx application/vnd.visio
.wav audio/wav
.wax audio/x-ms-wax
.wbmp image/vnd.wap.wbmp
.wcm application/vnd.ms-works
.wdb application/vnd.ms-works
.wks application/vnd.ms-works
.wm video/x-ms-wm
.wma audio/x-ms-wma
.wmd application/x-ms-wmd
.wmf application/x-msmetafile
.wml text/vnd.wap.wml
.wmlc application/vnd.wap.wmlc
.wmls text/vnd.wap.wmlscript
.wmlsc application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc
.wmp video/x-ms-wmp
.wmv video/x-ms-wmv
.wmx video/x-ms-wmx
.wmz application/x-ms-wmz
.world application/octet-stream
.wps application/vnd.ms-works
.wri application/x-mswrite
.wrl x-world/x-vrml
.wrz x-world/x-vrml
.wsdl text/xml
.wvx video/x-ms-wvx
.x application/directx
.xaf x-world/x-vrml
.xbm image/x-xbitmap
.xdr text/plain
.xla application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlc application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlm application/vnd.ms-excel
.xls application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlt application/vnd.ms-excel
.xlw application/vnd.ms-excel
.xml text/xml
.xof x-world/x-vrml
.xpm image/x-xpixmap
.xsd text/xml
.xsf text/xml
.xsl text/xml
.xslt text/xml
.xsn application/octet-stream
.xwd image/x-xwindowdump
.z application/x-compress
.zip application/x-zip-compressed

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Add-on: User Agent Switcher

The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu to Mozilla browser and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser. It is a wonderful tool for developers and designers to view different types of user agents in same browser. You can set a default user agent and can switch between different agents like Internet Explorer, Mozilla, IPhone and other Search robots. See the below image how you can switch between user agents.


You can edit the User agent options by editing user agents from toolbar menu. See this image to see available user agents.


You can download this add on for Mozilla here or you can search for this add on at Mozilla.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Time, Anger and Disrespect

Time is precious to everyone. It’s a bad habit to keep other people waiting. Almost everyone feels that one of their most valued commodities is their time. This being the case, one of the ultimate slaps and most sure way to annoy someone is to keep them waiting. While most people are somewhat forgiving, keeping them waiting is a sign of disrespect. The subtle message is, “My time is more important than yours.”
Deep down, we all know that no one likes to be kept waiting. Therefore, it’s highly stressful to keep other people waiting because you know you are disappointing someone. In the back of your mind, you know well the person is looking at his watch, wondering why you are late. You may be keeping him from personal or professional commitments and that could make him angry.
There are obviously exceptions to the rule – times when factors beyond your control prevent you from being on time. Things happen to all of us, and no one has a perfect record. Truthfully, however, a vast majority of the time, being late is preventable by planning ahead, allowing a little extra time, or making allowances for unexpected problems.
Many times we compound the problem by making excuse like “traffic was horrible,” when, in reality, traffic is virtually always horrible. The problem wasn’t traffic – but the fact that we didn’t factor enough time in our schedule for the traffic. It’s likely the case that, even if traffic was horrible, or you got off to a late start, or whatever the excuse, the other person isn’t going to be interested or impressed.
I wouldn’t underestimate the negative impact of making someone wait. It drives some people crazy. And, even if they don’t express their frustration to you directly, it can show up in other ways – not taking you seriously, avoiding you when possible, being disrespectful, choosing to spend their time with others instead of you, showing up late to your future appointments, etc.