Monday, September 24, 2012

Algorithm Simulator Mini Version with Source Code

Once year back when I was in the 2nd year, I programmed the Algorithm Simulator to demonstrate the three sorting algorithms : Insertion Sort, Selection Sort and Bubble Sort. I released the source code also but due to lack of time, the code was not well documented or commented so that I received so many comments from those who went through the code that it was too difficult to understand. I'm glad that many found the project useful and therefore I'm releasing a mini version of the simulator with less number of code lines so that it can be understood easily. Here are some screen shots of the application. Find the download link at the end of the post.

Click Here to Download the Visual Studio Project (48.21 KB)

-Tharindu Edirisinghe
-SLIIT 10'

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blend for Visual Studio 2012 - Not working ???

Recently I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 which comes with the .NET framework 4.5. Unlike the previous versions in VS, the new one comes with Blend inbuilt. After the installation, VS 2012 worked perfectly but when I tried to run Blend for Visual Studio 2012, it gave me the following error message. 

I followed the link displayed in the message to install the Blend + SketchFlow Preview for Visual Studio 2012. 
Then I downloaded the preview from the Microsoft Expression website which was 102.3MB. 
I followed the installation steps as shown in the images below.

Even after installing the preview, Blend for Visual Studio 2012 gave the same error message. Instead of that, the newly installed Blend + SketchFlow Preview for Visual Studio 2012 worked without any issue.

The new features of Blend are yet to be tried out. If anybody already gave it a try, feel free to give your comments.

-Tharindu Edirisinghe
-SLIIT 10'