What a year 2011!

Wow, is it finally coming to an end! This was a remarkable year. It started with a big bang, Tunisia’s Bin Ali fled to Saudi and Egypt’s Mubarak stepped down, Libya’s Gadhafi dead, Yemen’s Saleh stepped down and Syria’s unrest… an Arab Spring … a bumpy ride but it’s not easy to change, we need…

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Arabic Abjad Keyboard for Windows Phone 7.1

Ever wanted a keyboard that just works? Here you go, fully functional and compatible with WP7 7.1 (Mango) Arabic Abjad Keyboard available now for Windows Phone 7.1, Abjad Keyboard You can now correct misspelled words by tapping over them and then correcting or deleting them. لوحة مفاتيح عربية سهلة الاستخدام ومرنة. تأتيك الآن بواجهة بسيطة…

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Create VS LightSwitch Arabic application

Some strong database professionals were dreaming of a power MS Access like, tool, that would take care of their UI, while they concentrate on their database. Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011  enables you to develop line-of-business applications easily . LightSwitch is optimized  to combine two things: data plus screens easily. Now you can an Arabic…

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RightToLeftAutoMirrorImage, what’s that?

It’s a mouthful, but we wanted to provide descriptive words for this property. This property is in the Strip controls, the MenuStrip , ToolStrip , StatusStrip , and ContextMenuStrip controls, in WinForms. When you set RightToLeft=Yes, your strip control items are automatically rearranged from right-to- left. Even more, there is an additional property for the…

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Get Traffic to your Website

Everyone wants to be the first page to be returned by a search engine, to get more traffic and do better business. When a search engine returns its results, how do you rank up, instead of down in the search results? How Google, Bing or Yahoo decide, who takes first place? This is really a…

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Detecting RTL Cultures

When you develop Arabic\English applications you are bound to change you may change the Forms direction to rtl, programmatically at runtime or (1) according to user settings or (2) according to the detected OS culture.  According to user settings is straightforward but what about change it according to the detected OS. As the application loads…

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Text Rendering

There are numerous classes presented by GDI+ and GDI for rendering text on Windows Forms. The GDI+ Graphics class has several DrawString methods that allow you to specify various features of text, such as location, bounding rectangle, font, and format. In addition, you can draw and measure text with GDI using the static DrawText and…

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Reading and Display Dates

One of the hottest topics in globalization is the topic of dates. Today we’ll see how we can use the DateTime class in the .NET framework to read and display different date values from different calendars. The actual DateTime value is independent of the way it appears when you display it in your UI. Internally,…

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Arabic a Complex Script

In this video, you will explore the different features of the Arabic language. First, we will add an Arabic Keyboard and start typing Arabic. Switch to right-to-left display and examine some Arabic character shaping characteristics, in addition to ligatures, kashida, diacritics and Arabic numerals. Short video and filled with demos. For your reference, this is…

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Arabic MSDN library and the Arabic VS UI tooltip (CLIP) on Youtube

I created a YouTube channel and posted a couple of videos on the Arabic MSDN library and the Arabic VS UI tooltip (CLIP) project.You can view them , and please share your feedback Arabic MSDN Library[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPg73h4_haY] Arabic VS UI tooltip (CLIP) project[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4d6YFUwNRM]

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