Event Summary: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

Visual Studio 2010


4th December 2010, we had another exciting event “Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest”. The event was held at FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi. We would like to thank all the organizers, speakers, participants and volunteers for making this event successful. Especially to our speakers Adil Ahmed Mughal, Jibran Jamshed and Munir Usman for their valuable time and attention to this event.


  • What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate? by Adil Mughal
  • Application Life cycle Management (ALM) by Jibran Jamshed
  • Refreshment
  • Mastering Debugging in Visual Studio 2010 by Munir Usman
  • Lucky Draw [Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription, Pluralsight  subscription, Microsoft Bag]

    Adil on New IDE ImprovementsThe first session focused more on the new features in Visual Studio 2010 IDE. The speaker started discussion on the New Project Dialog improvements and Start Page customization in Visual Studio 2010 then moving towards Core IDE improvements that includes WPF based editor, easy code navigation, improved IntelliSense, column selection, call hierarchy etc.

    Adil then talked about how Visual Studio supports “Test Driven Development” and Code Focused development approach. Then ASP.NET improvements such as ASP.NET/HTML mark up snippets, Cleaner HTML, automatic HTML encoding were discussed. Finally, Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) was discussed and some powerful/highly rated extensions such as Productivity Power Tools, Power commands etc were demonstrated to the audience.

    Jibran on ALMThe second session was about application life cycle management with major focus on Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Jibran highlighted the issues faced by software development teams in the overall application life cycle and how Team Foundation Server (TFS), along with its numerous features and integration with other tools, can address those issues.

    He also demonstrated creating new team projects, selecting MSF process, code version control, work items and test cases execution against those work items in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and TFS.

    Munir on Debugging in Visual StudioThe third session was on mastering debugging in Visual Studio 2010. The speaker started discussion from basic debugging, such as usage of debugging points, stack trace, immediate window etc, to advance debugging features offered by Visual Studio such as conditional debugging, hit count, filter, macros, data tips, debug labels etc.

    In the end the Munir talked about the historical debugger (IntelliTrace) in Visual Studio 2010 ultimate and demonstrated how useful this feature is for developers.

    In the end goodies were distributed via lucky draw. Following were the winners:

  • Sheeraz Sheikh – Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
  • Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
  • Fahad Khan – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand
  • Hassan Zahid – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand
    Adil & Munir - Lucky Draw MVP Bag SpottedVS LoadFestVisual Studio Pamphlet

    For more picture, please visit photo album on Emerging .NET Devs Facebook Page. If you have attended the event, please take out few minutes to fill the feedback form here.

    In the end, we would like to thank our sponsors without them it would not be possible to organize this event. INETA, Wrox, Pluralsight, DevNext, Fast.NET



Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

We are proud to bring you “Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest”. Registration is now Open! Visit the website: http://www.VisualStudioLoadFest.com


October ‘10 User Group Meeting on Windows Phone 7 Development

Windows PhoneEmerging .NET Devs is proud to invite you to the first ever Windows Phone 7 event in Karachi. Come and join us on 6th October on next user group meeting on Windows Phone 7 to get started with Windows Phone development. We have invited Mr. Munir Usman to deliver this session and share his experience of mobile development.



  • Revolution In Mobile Application Development
  • Mobile Developer Ecosystem
  • Microsoft Strategy in Mobile
  • Introduction to Windows Phone Development
  • Discussion on Future Events on Windows Phone Development

Date, Time and Location:

Wednesday, 6th October 2010, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi – Pakistan.


Since very limited seats are available therefore we are looking for people who are really passionate about Mobile Development, in particular Windows Phone 7, and are committed to participate in number of future sessions. So please register with care.


To participate, please fill the form here. Once registered, you will receive confirmation email by Tuesday 5th Oct, based on accommodation and availability of resources.

About Speaker:

Munir Usman is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Visual C# and an active member in Microsoft developer communities in Pakistan. He has many years of experience in .NET development and has worked in Mobile, Banking and Financial sector. He is currently running his startup company Pi Labs, which develops software applications for web and mobile platform. His blog url is http://munir.wordpress.com


About Emerging .NET Devs

inetaLogoEmerging .NET Devs is a registered user group under International .NET Association (INETA).  The group is committed to it’s vision of disseminating information through lectures in events, sessions and to enable the developer community to collaborate with each other.

Are you a developer? Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to grasp the Ins-and-Outs of the .Net Platform? Then this is right place for you. Join us on Facebook and/or Yahoo Group to participate further!

Step in to gear up with .Net Platform!

TechElite Code Camp


bannerDevNext proudly presents to you the TechElite Code Camp that will be held on 4th of May, 2009 at NED University, Karachi. ‘TechElite’ an annual mega IT event has been adding pride to NED University for the past two years. It is an event that has spurred participants from all over Pakistan by acting as a resource of information and inspiration for students and visitors. So, keeping in view our mission of making learning a culture, we will be conducting two seminars during TechElite 2009 from 3 PM to 5 PM at the CIS-Lecture Hall.
First session will be about “Visual Studio 2008 Tips and Tricks” by Adil Mughal. Visual Studio is one of most commonly used IDE for .NET Development. Unfortunately, with many new technologies developers have less time to learn about Visual Studio itself. In this session we will see some of the tips and tricks that will make developers utilize small but powerful features of Visual Studio that will ultimately help them to be more productive.
Second session is all about “SharePoint and DotNetNuke Branding” by Ali Nawaz. The theme of this Session is to increase designer knowledge on User Interface of latest technologies like DotNetNuke, SharePoint Portal. We will discuss about generalized mockup creation, balanced CSS creation, and some tips and tricks.
These sessions are always by and for the developer community and are absolutely FREE. So, if you are willing to attend, kindly register here.

About Adil Mughal
Adil Mughal is currently working as Development Officer at Telenor Pakistan. Earlier he was working as Software Engineer at KalSoft Ltd. He is Microsoft Certified Professional and Professional Member of ACM. He is also leading International .NET Association (INETA) user group, “Emerging .NET Devs”  (https://edotnetdevs.wordpress.com) and often participates as speaker in different events on behalf of INETA and Microsoft. He frequently do blogging at http://adilamughal.blogspot.com

About Ali Nawaz
M. Ali Nawaz is a Computer Science Graduate from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Karachi. He has been doing web designing since 2003 and currently working on many technologies like, SharePoint Portal MasterPage Designing, DotnetNuke Skining, Module CSS Customization and also working on Internet Marketing SEO & SEM. He is currently working with many DNN Companies as Web DNN SEO Consultant. Over the past 5 years of Professional Experience he designed more than 200 DotNetNuke Skins for the companies like, AliNawaz.com, e-ing Tech Pvt. Ltd., DNN Covered, DNN SEO Consultants, Techno Techs UK, eSoul Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. & CMSSkins.com.

Visual Studio 2010 CTP


Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is available to download after PDC 2008. Microsoft is currently providing Virtual Machine(VM) hard disk to be run on Microsoft Virtual PC SP1. The first look of VS 2010 shows you a new good looking start page built on WPF, which can be customized as well 🙂


There are plenty of features coming in C# 4.0 which we will discuss in the coming posts. For now, If you are interested in getting first look of the upcoming technology you can download it from Visual Studio 2010 CTP Feedback Home. The download size is very large, around 7 GB, make sure you use some download utility for that. There are plenty of tips and suggestions are posted for downloading and using CTP but here I will recommend you to visit following links before using CTP:


Also there is also a video available on Channel 9 which will help you in working with the Visual Studio 2010 CTP.

Microsoft Visual Studio Express Edition

Visual Studio Express Edition are freeware tools by Microsoft that are lightweight versions of Visual Studio. These are basically easy to learn IDEs for students and hobbyists. They are free of charge and provide most features required for development as they are in Visual Studio.

Following products are available:

  • Visual C# 20xx Express Edition
  • Visual Basic 20xx Express Edition
  • Visual C++ 20xx Express Edition
  • Visual Web Developer 20xx Express Edition
  • SQL Server 20xx Express Edition

You can download these from Microsoft express edition website which is also cool and it’s on silverlight.

Express Edition Website

Though there are some limitations of express edition, overall they are good enough if you are interested in coding as hobby, fun or small level project.

Visual Studio 2010 Shell in WPF

Hello Everyone,

I’m very excited today to see a screen shot of the upcoming Visual Studio 2010. As we heard, the Shell of Visual Studio is being written in Windows Presentation Foundation and I’m sure it’s going to be cool but for now, we have screen shot:













The screen shot is taken from Tim Sneath blog