Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nokia DVLUP program

Let me formally introduce myself first for new followers. My name is Paras Wadehra and I am a Nokia Developer Ambassador. Now you may be saying to yourself "Wait a minute, I have no idea what that means!" Hold on to your reins and I will explain it all to you.

Well, in simple terms it means that I have phones to give to you - yes, you! If you write an app for Windows Phone and put it in the Windows Phone store, I can give you a phone. I hear people saying "But I do not want to pay $99 a year for the Windows Phone store developer account." Well, I have a solution for that as well. If you are a new developer who does not have a Windows Phone store account yet, I can provide you with a token so that you can register for first year for FREE! Now, how cool is that!

But wait, there's more! Nokia recently announced their new developer program called DVLUP (pronounced just like develop). If you register at you can get points for doing things that you already might be doing, things like creating an app, updating your existing apps, helping other developers in the forums, etc. With these points, you can get Big Rewards. What rewards, you ask? Rewards like brand new XBOX 360 with Kinect, Nokia Lumia phone, JBL Powerup Portable Wireless Charging Speaker and more. Currently this program is in private beta so you will need a code to sign up. Follow and contact me on twitter (@ParasWadehra) if you need a code and I will happily provide you one. This will open up a whole new box of possibilities for you! Oh, and you can also get loaner devices from there to test your apps while in development.

So jump right in, write new apps for Windows Phone and bask in the glory and rewards you get!

Contact me on twitter @ParasWadehra or send me an email to get in on the goodness!

Paras Wadehra

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mobile App Hackathon

What do app developers from around the world have in common? They all like to be rewarded for their efforts!

And you can get just that by attending the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon in Las Vegas this coming weekend. All you need to bring is your laptop and the will to code. You will get access to AT&T APIs and enough caffeine to keep you coding all night!

Register at

Oh, and there will be enough delicious food to feed an army, so come hungry!

You will have the chance to win some exciting prizes like $500 cash gift cards and premium service to GitHub, among others.

Before you forget, register at

Follow me on twitter for more exciting updates about this and future events.

Paras Wadehra
Twitter: @ParasWadehra

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Error connecting to undo manager of source file

If you get an error like “Error connecting to undo manager of source file ‘Default.aspx.designer.cs’” in Visual Studio, then simply edit both the .aspx and .cs files and recompile.

You don’t have to change the files, you can just add and delete a character – enough to set the “changed” flag, and that should solve your problem.

Hope it helps!

Paras Wadehra
Twitter: @ParasWadehra