Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun with Visual Studio : in my mother tongue too

Captions Language Interface Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (even working fine for other applications also)

Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is a simple language translation, uses tooltip captions to display translations for English user interface terms.

Now, CLIP for Visual Studio 2008 is available in Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Polish, Tamil and Turkish.

From Scott,

It'll even help with other applications within Windows if it thinks it's got a decent translation, but for now, it is focused on correct translation for common Visual Studio options.

Quick Link:

தமிழ் - Tamil Pack (1.5 MB) – Download here

മലയാളം - Malayalam pack (1.6 MB) – Download here

Other Language List – Download here


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gmail : Voice Chat & Video Chat

:-)    Yes

Gmail added new “Voice chat” and “Video Chat” functionality on 11-Nov-08.

Just install a small Gmail plug-in from


More details can be accessed from Gmail Blog


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Care about “Create Table AS Select” statement

Hi folks,

I had one misassumption on the SQL statement CREATE TABLE AS SELECT in database operations. We are using this form of statement for creating a table from an existing table.

Ex.  Create table New_tab as select * from Old_tab;

Yes, it is working, table creation is done. But, what I thought about it is, it will create that new_tab table with constraints & index which are available in old_tab. But, only table is created with the values (if any exists) ; constrains, primary key & index are not created for the new_tab table, even they are present in old_tab. I tried this in MySQL.

It seems this not only for MySQL, I will check any option needs to provide, to get result as expected.

If anyone have any suggestions / content about this, update me.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hereafter, we (Indians) can see the moon, with proud.

Yes, as you all know, Chandrayaan-1, India’s first unmanned spacecraft mission to moon, entered lunar orbit today (November 8, 2008).

Congrates for our scientists.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Silverlight 2 Toolkit, Charting Tools


Toolkit for Silverlight is released on PDC 2008. It is having lot controls, components to use with Silverlight page. It can be downloaded from CodePlex in

As reference for how to create Charts in Silverlight, we can refer an interesting post from one MSDN Blog. This post demonstrates about “Chart Builder” in silverlight. [ source code also available :-) ]

You can run the “Live Demo” of “Chart Builder” from