List of New year parties and events

Tonight Burj Khalifa is expecting a million visitors for the new year night fireworks.

Here is a list of new year parties and events throughout UAE mainly focusing Dubai and Abu Dhabi, giving you an opportunity to convert 2012 into 2013 as a memorable event.


Time: 3pm-3am

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

There will be fireworks along with the live performances from Ellie Goudling, Rita Ora, Paul van Dyk, Roger Sanchez and Zane Lowe

Tickets are available for Dh295 in advance (Dh350 on the door, VIP are sold out), are available at

Contact: 055 2004321 or email

It is highly recommended that you go there by taxi or by using The Palm Metro is strongly recommended as the traffic build up is notoriously bad.


Atelier Festival NYE

Time: 2pm-3am

Location: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai.

The biggest Music Festival in The Middle East will feature following six international artists all on one stage, one night and one festival.

Faithless, Gorillaz Sound System, Armand Van Helden, Inna, September and the mighty Snoop Dogg.

Tickets are available for Dh400 (Regular), Dh750 (VIP) and Dh1,500 (Platinum) are available at

Contact: 056 6752181 or Website


The Party

Time: 9.30pm until late

Location: Crown Plaza’s Jumeirah Ballroom, SZR, Dubai.

Tickets are available for Dh950 for a couple and Dh550 per person are available at

Contact: 050 6549100


NYE 2012 by audio tonic & infusion

Time: 9pm-3am

Location: 360 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Tickets are available for Dh750, or Dh360 after midnight (available at the door only), are available at

Contact: Mobile Number 056 6826617 or website


The Only Way is N’Dulge; N’Dulge

Time: 9pm-4am

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Tickets are available for Dh250 are available at N’Dulge, Nasimi Beach and

Contact: 055 2004322.


Happy New Year 2013

Time: 7pm-5am

Location: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Tickets are available for Dh750 for men and Dh550 for ladies inclusive of unlimited selected beverages and Dh1,100 inclusive of dinner, are available at

Contact: 050 1422800.


REHAB XL Beach Club

Location: Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai

Time: 8pm-4am

Tickets are available for Dh395 are available at

Contact: 056 640 6161 or email


Country Club New Year Bash

Time: 9pm-3am

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

Tickets: Free entry for Country Club members. Nonmembers can collect their free passes from the Country Club.

Contact: 052-9359327 (Dubai) and 055-7113697 (Abu Dhabi)



Location: Club So-Hi, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel

Tickets are available for Dh450, inclusive of free flowing house beverages.

Contact: 02-6545138.



Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Time: 11.30pm.

Tickets available at Dh300, Dh400 and Dh500

Contact: 02-6908960 or 050-6619590


Oceans, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Tickets available at Dh150, Dh330++, Dh520++, Dh2,000

Contact: 050-8864597 or 02-6741094.


Thirty 1st Bar

Location: Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi

Tickets available at Dh220

Time: 10pm.

Contact: 02-6574888 / 800-116000.


Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Tickets available at Dh200 net for women and Dh400 net for men

Contact: 02-6773333.



Location: Burj Khalifa

Tickets available at Dh500 per person or Dh1,000 per person including open bar select beverages

Contact: 04-8883060.


Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Time: 7pm.

Tickets available for Dh200 in advance and Dh250 at the gate

Contact: 04-3181313.



Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort

Tickets available for Dh550 for women and Dh750 for men

Contact: 050-1003310 or 056-1751010.


Domeland Chi@ Al Nasr leisureland

Tickets available for Dh100

Contact: 050-5715745 or 050-7342004.


Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve

Complete details at


Dubai Drums

Location: Gulf Ventures Al Awir Desert Camp

Time: 8pm.

Tickets: Dh500 for adults and Dh250 for children aged 6-16, Dh50 extra for those requiring bus transportation.

Contact: 04-3474790.


The Fairmont Hotel

Contact: 800-2282554 for package prices and reservations.


Embassy, Grosvenor House Tower Two

Tickets: Dh600 for women and Dh800 for men and Dh1,500

Contact: 04-3176000.


Hard Rock Café Dubai

Time: 9pm.

Tickets: Dh200 and Dh350

Contact: 04-2328900.


Healey’s, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Tickets: Dh 399 per person

Contact: 04-3560600.


Ikandy, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Tickets: Dh600, Dh1,000 per person Dh1,400

Contact: 04- 3438888


Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

Tickets: Dh600 and Dh1,000

Contact: 04-449 8888


Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel

Contact: 052-9111281 or visit for complete details.


Pullman Mall of the Emirates

Tickets: Dh300 and Dh800 per person

Contact: 04-3772000.


Royal Island Beach Club, Lebanon, The World, Dubai

Tickets: Dh2,499 and Dh2,999

Contact: 055‐6588462/ 055-8380566/ 050-3669055.

Time: 7.30pm


The Irish Village

Tickets: Dh200

Contact: 04-2395000.


The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel

Tickets: Dh150 and Dh295

Time: 9-11.45pm

Contact: 04-4271000.


Vista, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Time:  9pm until 3am

Tickets: Dh595 and Dh495

Contact: 04-7011127 / 28.



Top 5 IT certifications for 2013

This is the right time to set your 2013 goals because 2012 is approaching to its end. Achieving a professional certification is a way to improve your skills and enhance your chances of getting hired. Now a days there are so many certifications that are in the market so if you are confused about which certification to achieve in 2013, following are the top 5 IT certifications for 2013 based on expert opinion, research and Google trends.

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1. MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)

Following is the salary range and average salary for professionals having this certification:

  • Salary Range: $52,000 to $115,000
  • Average Salary: $59,000

Following are the most popular certifications for MCSA:

  • MCSA: Windows 2012 Server
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012
  • MCSA: Windows 8
  • MCSA: SharePoint 2013

Remember that Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification is a prerequisite to the MCSE expert-level certifications. You can refer to Microsoft Learning website for further details of these certifications.

2. MCSE: Private Cloud

Private Cloud gives you expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. By this certification you can build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimize IT services as well as gain the automation flexibility for your IT infrastructure.

Following is the salary range and average salary for professionals having this certification

  • Salary Range: $52,000 to $102,000
  • Average Salary: $61,000

This private cloud certification is as popular as the rival CompTIA and CCP cloud certifications. Microsoft is discontinuing its MCITP program in 2014 and promoting MCSE’s. This way you can get jump start for 2014 certifications.

 3. PMP (Project Management Professional)

Following is the salary range and average salary for professionals having this certification:

  • Salary Range: $65,000 to $93,000
  • Average Salary: $86,000

PMP is kind of certification which will never be outdated. This is a certification which fits in every field. PMP certification allows IT professional to plan, budget and manage IT projects. It will be a very good addition in your resume.

4. VCP (VMware Certified Professional)

Following is the salary range and average salary for professionals having this certification:

  • Salary Range: $59,000 to $80,000
  • Average Salary: $69,000

The main purpose of virtualization or creating virtual platforms for computing is to increase scalability and reduce infrastructure and hardware cost. There is a lot of potential in the virtualization industry and it is rapidly growing. VMware is the leader in virtualization software as well as certifications. They are becoming popular and their certifications are very much valuable.

5. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

Following is the salary range and average salary for professionals having this certification:

  • Salary Range: $65,000 to $111,000
  • Average Salary : $80,000

In order to protect organization’s systems, data and networks, information security architects are becoming very much popular these days. Nowadays companies are shifting towards storing data in cloud systems so security experts have a very important role to secure these systems just like they are secured in-house. That is why the CISSP certification is in high demand and normally the CISSP professionals receive highest average salary.

Top 10 reasons you should quit IT field

If you are an IT pro, you know that IT is a tough field and you should keep yourself updated with latest development in your field of work as well as other technological advancements. If you are not really up for the challenge, there will be someone else who is.

There is a question, how do you know whether you are really suitable for IT or not? Here are Top 10 reasons you should quit IT field, which describe that you are not fitting into this field.

1. Lack of patience

IT requires patience, if some problem occurs, whether it’s in the code, network, DB or anywhere related to IT, it requires time and patience to debug and solve it. If you don’t have patience you will give up, you will lose your mind, you will lose the track. There is another way of your patience being tested and that is by the end user. The problem is, sometimes end user doesn’t know anything about technology and they ask you questions to frustrate you. If you lose patience you are not fit for this field.

2. Not willing to continue the education

IT is always evolving to new standards, methods, technologies, frameworks etc. If you don’t have a desire to continuous learning, you cannot keep up the pace with this field. You should always be constantly learning something new. Learning new things can be in the form of taking classes, attending workshops, doing certification or reading technical stuff either online or in the form of physical books.

3. No work outside 9-to-5

Disaster doesn’t come within 9-to-5. Servers can go down whenever they want. Machines can stop working at any time. Also you cannot do the deployments in working hours but the business must go on. So you should be willing to work outside of office hours. It might be a midnight when you have to bring the server up and running. If you refuse to work like this, you are out of this field

4. You don’t like customers/end users

IT field doesn’t build anything for machines; it builds the systems for customers, clients and end users. If you don’t like to interact with them, you don’t want to listen to them, you don’t want to solve their problems then you should consider changing your career.

5. You give up too quickly

This means how much consistent you are in solving a problem, you give up too quickly or you go till the end to resolve the issue. If you give up too quickly that means you left the problem unsolved which is not an acceptable approach in the field of IT.

6. You get frustrated easily

In this field anyone can get frustrated. If you become frustrated too quickly and you can’t keep your nerves calm then you will be suffering from high blood pressure all the time. In this case definitely it’s not a right field for you.

7. No multitasking

In the field of IT everybody is doing multitasking, i.e. doing multiple things at a given point in a day. You might be handling multiple projects, dealing with multiple issues at the same time. If you try to stick to one task at a time, this field is not going to accept you as a pro. This doesn’t mean that single minded people cannot succeed in this field but they will have a tougher time as compared to the multitasking pro.

8. Dream of big promotions

In the field of IT you cannot get big promotions, or you cannot climb up the corporate ladder. If you dream of climbing up and getting more promotions then you should consider going to some other field. Because in IT you can go to CIO at max, but if you are aiming to become CEO then IT might not be a right field for you.

9. You hate technology

If you hate technology and you still work in this field which you hate, there will be an added level of frustration you will experience and it might end up your career earlier than expected.

10. 24/7 availability

You shouldn’t turn you phone off at night but you should be available 24/7. Many IT pros work like this and their routine revolve around networks. If they don’t want to work like this, they might not have their jobs in hand. Sometimes IT job runs in the background waiting to pull you from sleep, family functions, and birthday parties. If you tend to turn you phone off after work hours or ignore calls from office then you are not fit for this field.

If you suffer from any of the signs above, don’t consider yourself out of this field but there are few more signs out of above ones appearing in you then should rethink over your career choice.

Top 10 Destinations in the World

Here is a list of Top 10 Destinations in the World.

1. London, United Kingdom


London attracts very large numbers of visitors and tourists and can be an expensive place to visit. However, there is still much you can see and do for free.

Tourist attractions are mainly in Central London. Plan your day well. London is a big place and if you are not careful you may find yourself spending most of the day travelling.

Top 10 Places to Visit in London:

a. Take a ride on the London Eye

The big wheel which gives you a panoramic view of London. It is the world’s highest observation wheel and offers passengers spectacular views of over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes.

b. Changing of the guard

Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards at Whitehall. I prefer Whitehall as you can get closer to the guards.

c.    See a Musical

They’re amazing

d.    Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London is over a thousand years old.

e.    Hamleys

The world’s biggest toy store

f.    Shop at Picadilly Circus

 g.    Covent Garden

Street entertainment, shopping and nightlife

h.    Museums and Art Galleries

British Museum – Best museum for history and its FREE

Madam Tussauds – Wax models of the famous

i.    Buckingham Palace

Home of the Royal Family

j.  Take a trip down the Thames to Greenwich

See many sites along the river. Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time.


2. New York City, New York



The state’s famous landscape is made up of fertile river valleys, flourishing hills, high mountains, and beautiful lakes. Mount Marcy (5,344 feet), one of the summits of the Adirondack Mountains that make up one quarter of New York’s land, is the highest point in the state.
As one of the cultural centers of the Western World, New York attracts more tourists than perhaps any other city in the country. It is also the largest printing and publishing center in the country. In Manhattan, one can catch a Broadway play in the theater district.
Visitors also enjoy climbing to the top of The Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty stands in one of New York’s harbors and has welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States. Some recreate the experience by taking a ferry to Ellis Island, where many immigrants first stepped on American soil.
Niagara Falls was the most popular place for honeymooners before Walt Disney World opened in 1971. Many famous comedians, including Sid Caesar, got their start at the Catskill Mountain resort area, a place where many tourists go to get away from city life.


3. Rome, Italy



Rome is so called because it is a place of great beauty, contrast and life. Rome is an eclectic city: the religious world Centre of Catholic Church, the fabulous ruins of the Centre of the Roman Empire, and modern, bustling Rome. All three seem incongruous, yet they live inside and beside each other with great ease. You will soon realise Rome was build to rule and dominate the world. Everything is on a massive scale, solid and “eternal”.

During the summer there are music and cultural festivals. The Festa di San Giovanni, June 23-24, is an important festival with dancing, music, and food. Around Christmas, there are nativity scenes in many churches and there are religious festivals and processions during the week before Easter as well. The Spanish steps are a good place to go for the Spring Festival in April.


4. Paris, France



Paris has the typical Western European oceanic climate which is affected by the North Atlantic Current. Over a year, Paris’ climate can be described as mild and moderately wet.
Summer days are usually warm and pleasant with average temperatures hovering between 15 and 25 °C, and a fair amount of sunshine. Each year, however, there are a few days where the temperature rises above 32 °C (90 °F). In winter, sunshine is scarce; days are cold but generally above freezing with temperatures around 7 °C (45 °F). Rain falls throughout the year, and although Paris is not a very rainy city.
Paris actually famous for many things. Though below are some of the famous things you may find there:
Eiffel Tower

  • Arc de Triumphe
  • The louvre
  • Versailles
  • Fashion
  • Food
  • Notre dame

5. San Francisco, California


San Francisco, the fourth-largest city in California. It is located in the northern part of the state between the Pacific Ocean. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, the city’s population jumped to 10,000, and it experienced turbulent years until order was established by Vigilance Committees, first in 1851, and again in 1856. Then followed a period of more orderly growth, and the foundations of the great commerce and industry of today were laid.

Here are some more interesting facts about the fantastic San Francisco:
a. A city of many names
San Francisco was originally called Yearba Buena, a Spanish name meaning “good herb” or “good grass.” “Baghdad by the Bay” coined by columnist Herb Caen, and “The City that Knows How” are among the common nicknames of the city.

b. The city of billionaires
Did you know that San Francisco is one of the richest cities in the world? It ranks fourth in the world, after New York, Moscow and London, in terms of the numbers ofbillionaires that call it home. This is despite the fact that it has less than 10% of the population of the other three cities. San Francisco is also known for having the largest Chinese community in the world, outside of China.

c. The Golden Gate Bridge
is a top tourist spot in San Francisco. It is the world’s second longest single span bridge. It links San Francisco with Marin County and the Redwood Empire. The Golden Gate Bridge is continuously painted and repainted because the bridge is so long that by the time it is painted from one end to the other, it’s time to start over again.

d. Where there is a coffee shop for everyone
San Francisco is known for its coffee shops, of which there are over three hundred within its boundaries. It is here that the famous Irish coffee was invented.
e. In 1906, San Francisco was obliterated by the earthquake, along with a massive fire.

6. Marrakech, Morocco


The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words mur (n) akush, which means “Land of God.” It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains and a few hours away from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it an enviable destination in Morocco.

Marrakech is a Berber city, with little influence by Arabs. Marrakech had been the capital of Morocco, as well as for smaller countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya), for many decades.
There are many monuments in Marrakech, most famous is the Koutoubia mosque. It is the medina, the souks and Jam el-Fnaa square, that attract most tourists.


7. Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country’s cultural and business centre.
It is a city of contrasts, bustling with the cacophony of 21st century life, and is yet achingly beautiful. It is set in a stunning location, surrounded by water, which is the narrow strait of the Bosphorus and the serene sea of Marmara separating Europe from Asia. Istanbul has a foot in each, celebrating the best of both heritages. As Byzantium, Constantinople and finally, Istanbul, it has been the capital of three Empires, each leaving their mark in the form of stunning palaces, castles, mosques, churches and monuments. The legacy of its chequered past can be seen on every turn of the modern city.
Istanbul has a temperate oceanic climate which is influenced by a continental climate, with hot and humid summers and cold, wet and occasionally snowy winters.

8. Barcelona, Spain


There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Castillian Spanish. The city of Barcelona has a population of 1.510.000, but this number spirals to more than 4.000.000 if the outlying areas are also included.

There are two major arts festivals during the year, one in the summer (the Grec) and one in the autumn (La Mercé), and there are concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time.

This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches the city was built upon provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.

9. Siem Reap, Cambodia


Siem Reap, which literally means the “Defeat of Siam”, is the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. Its close proximity to the Angkor Wat temple complex  has turned the city into one of the world’s premier travel destinations. More than one million travelers visit Siem Reap every year to explore over a thousand years of Khmer heritage built near Tonle Sap Lake,  the foundation of the economic power of the ancient Cambodian empire.

The heart of Siem Reap’s tourist district is known as Old Market, or Psah Chas. This part of town is home to a large concentration of restaurants and shops geared towards  an ever-increasing number of American, British and European tourists. The influx of tourism has transformed a quiet little city into a bustling downtown area with an eclectic array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that rivals any college town along with a night market that keep going well past midnight.

A variety of shopping centers, spas, cafés, parks, and other activities can be found throughout the the old market area.  Don’t expect duty free mall stuffed with high-end boutique shops or even basic necessities.  The local merchants offer a variety of hand made item, local silk goods, world famous Cambodian puppets and an assortment of disturbingly similar goods that could be found at a flee market anywhere in the world.


10. Berlin, Germany


Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states (Länder) of the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and has a population of 4.4 million within its metropolitan area and 3.5 million from 190 countries within the city limits. Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafes, clubs, and bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin’s architecture is quite varied. Although badly damaged in the final years of World War II and broken apart during the Cold War, Berlin has reconstructed itself greatly, especially with the reunification push after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is now possible to see representatives of many different historic periods in a short time within the city center, from a few surviving medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to the ultramodern glass and steel structures in Potsdamer Platz. Because of its tumultuous history, Berlin remains a city with many distinctive neighborhoods.

Yas Waterworld park opening date is announced



Yas Waterworld park opening date is announced. Abu Dhabi’s new water park will be officially opened on 24th January, 2013, officials have announced it on Monday 17th December, 2012.

The water park covers the area of 15 hectares, it will be containing total of 43 exciting slides, rides and attractions.

Park’s general manager, Mike Oswald, informed: “All the rides, slides and attractions are installed and the pre-opening testing stage has commenced to ensure that everything is in place in terms of safe and successful park operations”.

He further added to his comments: “A few members of the public will be given access to the park in the coming days as part of Challenge Accepted Competition, and then it will be all aboard for the public opening.”

Park will be a competitor of “Wild Wadi Water park” and “Aqua-venture Water park” which are already providing a healthy entertainment to public.


Yas Waterworld will be featuring the following attractions:

• Dawwama: World’s first and largest hydro-magnetic-powered 6-person tornado water slide with the world’s longest run-in at 238 meters long.

• Bubble’s Barrel: Largest FlowBarrel in the world, it features the world’s biggest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards.

• Bandit Bomber: 550-meter interactive coaster and the first in the world to incorporate on-board water and laser special effects.

• Slither’s Slides: Maze of six slides and tunnels, offering 30 distinct experiences.

• Pearl Masters: Treasure-hunt style interactive adventure game. The game allows  Pearl Masters to go on quests in search of lost treasures, interact with magical sea creatures, fire water cannons, solve ancient puzzles etc.

Resource Requirement – Teradata GCC Islamabad & Lahore

Teradata-GCC Islamabad & Lahore Office requires resources for the Application Development team with the following skill sets:

Java Resource Requirement:
· 2-6 years of total experience in software development in JAVA (in particular JEE)
· Prior Experience with JAVA on Linux will be a plus
· Experience of working with development tools like Eclipse etc.
· Good working experience in Windows/Linux based development and Web based development
· Good software design skills & strong understanding of OO design, and design patterns
· Good knowledge of databases and SQL is required
· Strong analytic & problem solving skills
· Team player, flexible, hardworking, self-motivated, out of box thinker and a quality solution provider
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English Language)
· Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

C/C++ Resource Requirement:
· 2-6 years of total experience in software development in C/C++
· Experience in working with development tools like VS.Net
· Good working experience in Windows/Linux based development
· Good software design skills & strong understanding of OO design, and design patterns
· Good knowledge of databases and SQL is required
· Strong analytic & problem solving skills
· Team player, flexible, hardworking, self-motivated, out of box thinker and a quality solution provider
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English Language)
· Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

.Net Resource Requirement:
· 2-6 years of total experience in software development in .Net (primarily C#)
· Experience in working with development tools like VS.Net
· Good working experience in Windows Programming
· Good software design skills & strong understanding of OO design, and design patterns
· Good knowledge of databases and SQL is required
· Strong analytic & problem solving skills
· Team player, flexible, hardworking, self-motivated, out of box thinker and a quality solution provider
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English Language)
· Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

Selected candidates will be working as a part of the Application Development team & will be responsible for products & solution development.
Positions will be based in both Islamabad & Lahore offices of Teradata-GCC Pakistan.

Suitable candidates should email their resumes to:

Working with Anthem.NET

Anthem.NET is an open source cross platform AJAX toolkit for the ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0 development environment. Anthem.NET controls library has built in AJAX functionality and all credit goes to Jason Diamond who had the great idea to encapsulate AJAX functionality into regular Web Form controls. By using the Anthem.NET controls we can get rid of the typical postbacks.


All you have to do is download the Anthem.NET project source code from the following URL:


This source code includes different projects for VS.NET 2003, 2005, Examples and Extensions.


There are multiple ways to include Anthem.NET into your project:


1) You can add a reference to your project by browsing to the Anthem-2005 (if we take an example to integrate the Anthem.NET in our VS.NET 2005 project) and open the file named ‘Anthem-2005.csproj’


2) Alternatively you can seperately compile the Anthem-2005, generate the dll, copy and place it in your bin directory.


Now what happens if we want to use those Anthem.NET controls to our ASP.NET Web Application.


First of all you have to register that Anthem assembly to your page using


<%@ Register TagPrefix=”anthem” Namespace=”Anthem” Assembly=”Anthem” %>


Add an anthem:Button to your page:


Add a label to your page that would be used to show the current time without a postback whenever the above button is clicked

The attribute ‘AutoUpdateAfterCallBack=”true”‘ updates the control after every callback

Now add an event handler attribute for button’s click as you do with your normal ASP.NET Button

Do necessary coding in the event handler

void btnDisplayTime_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
lblDisplayTime.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString();

By running your web application you can see the result that the lable will be updated without having any postback. Working with Anthem.NET is as easy as your normal ASP.NET controls library.

There is a problem that sometimes when you want to use Response.Redirect with Anthem.NET Controls, it doesnt work, Jason Diamond has given a way around for this problem.

You can use the following line of code in order to change the location of window.

Anthem.Manager.AddScriptForClientSideEval(“window.location = ‘’;”);

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