Submitted First Ever IPHONE app to Apple :)


Today, after 16 hours of learning and objective-c coding. I was able to submit a one screen application to apple’s app store. It’s under review now and let’s what happens next.

Overall it was pretty intense and researching experience – enjoyed it all the way. I am going to share some of the screenshots.

Motivation: For this was that i went to my doctor and he asked me to loose weight and do some exercise. which triggered me to do some research on reasons, and i found that BMI needs to be down and i need to loose around about 30 pounds  (:

Now, anyways – i haven’t done any exercise yet but did got motivated to write this small calculator for it. (Although i was also able to open my windows in office to get more sun, as it comes out that i have very low vitamin D – ugh…)

So, don’t bash me around – it’s my first one 🙂





New Module for FogBugz @ Time Management System

Time Management System

We have just built a new time management system for vanguard software group, that integrates seemlessly with fogbugz.

FogBugz is the world’s easiest bug tracking system, built for teams who are serious about shipping great software.

The effort was put to make time spent on case report easy for developers/ managers to report. Which will in turn help management see where we the load and how we can make it more happy place to work. With this simple goal, we developed and we are going to reep its benefits soon.

Technologies Used:

  • C#
  • Ajax
  • JQuery
  • HTML
  • jQGrid


NOTE: FogBugz is trademark of “Fog Creek Software”

Dynamic Reports with Telerik (Silverlight4 – Part 2)

We have been work hard to get running with dynamic reports. I admit that Telerik solution for report is pretty cool.

There were are following options to get our work going:

  1. Make use of “Table” API in Telerik Report
  2. Simple approach of making fields and align them properly

Option 1, failed to great extent in terms of loading heavy amounts of data. (1600 rows, between is not heavy). Researched on it today and submitted ticket to telerik 448457. With that i hope they fix the issue of table rendering. There is something seriously wrong with their approach.

That being said, i really like the support they give to people for their solution, help system and follow-ups are quite good. With Video tutorials – it makes life easier when you get stuck into some problem.

Now, we went for other (simpler) approach.

Rough flow of information through the silverlight application

Silverlight -> WCF (ReportService.svc) -> Report_NeedDataSource -> Build Report Columns, and provide the data source itself.

Now, Passing information of the context, connection string and running or making query for report posts lot of questions

  1. Security
  2. How to pass back and forth
  3. Fields to display

With that in mind, we used simple parameter passing with some token that tells us where to look for information. This allow us to not send any connection string infomation though the wire.

// important


//get details section, you can get name of the detail section by looking at definition of


DetailSection detailSection = report.Items[“detail”] as DetailSection;

//set height

detailSection.Height = Unit.Inch(0.2);

String[] fields = ….

foreach (String fld in fields)



Telerik.Reporting.TextBox numberTextBox = new Telerik.Reporting.TextBox();

Telerik.Reporting.TextBox grpHeaderLabel = new Telerik.Reporting.TextBox();

numberTextBox.Left = Telerik.Reporting.Drawing.Unit.Inch(counter);

grpHeaderLabel.Left = Telerik.Reporting.Drawing.Unit.Inch(counter);

//Your Logic for alignment or any other goes here…

//Add them to respective sections



counter += 1D;


//Make Data Source

Telerik.Reporting.SqlDataSource dataSource = new Telerik.Reporting.SqlDataSource();

//connection code goes here…

//select query

dataSource.SelectCommand = “Select fields from table “;

report.DataSource = dataSource;

//pretty important


Ok, thats all you need to do.

Note: Create a Blank Report for Telerik.Reporting and then write code in there.


Dynamic Telerik Reports in Silverlight

We are going to start working on the dynamic report building thorugh telerik today. It will be a complete dynamic engine with flexibility to user to define following:

  1. Header
  2. Footer
  3. Column/ Fields that needs to be in the report
  4. Formatting Based on Type of Fields

going to take help from, and will keep you people posted.

Keep hitting…

    JOB: Require Senior Asp.NET Developers x 2


    We are require another Developer at Vanguard Software Group for their pakistan office.

    Experience Required: 4+

    Number of Post: 2 now …

    What we offer:

    1. Smooth Enviornment
    2. Good work ethics
    3. Laptop
    4. Medical
    5. Paid Leaves
    6. Opportunity to learn new things
    7. No LATE SITTINGS 🙂 – Guaranteed

    So, send in your Cvs to /


    Looking forward for good ones…




    JOB: Require Senior Software Engineers at Vanguard Software Group (Lahore, Pakistan)

    Number of Posts
        3 (Three)


    Main Objectives
    Vanguard Software Group requires highly talented and experienced ASP.NET resources to join highly technical team.

    Should have Experience In
    • 3.5
    • 4.0
    • C#
    • SQL Server
    • Microsoft Ajax
    • JQuery
    • Web Services – SOAP
    • WCF (nice to have)

    • Strong knowledge of SDLC and RAD Model.
    • 5+ years of development experience in Microsoft .NET framework, ASP.NET(C#) and infragistics tools.
    • Must be a good Database engineer who can work with or develop SQL queries and stored procedures for complex scenarios.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment.
    • Ability to achieve set goals and deadlines.
    • Ability to self-motivate and self-direct.
    • Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must have good analytical skills.
    • Good grasp over object oriented concepts.


    • Medical Allowance
    • Handsome Salary
    • Lap Top

    Send your resumes to