SearchVB.com brings you Windows Developments, a monthly sampling of recent products and product news in the ever-active Windows space. These products are aimed at Visual Basic, Visual Studio and .NET developers. This month's 11 featured products include a code obfuscator for native Visual Basic, a performance management product from Symantec, and updated component toolsets from Infragistics, Nevron and Perpetuum.
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Category: Application Testing and Security
VMProtect provides code obfuscation for 32- and 64-bit file formats such as .exe, .dll and .sys. Native Visual Basic is one of its five supported compilers.
The recently released TotalView Debugger 8.2 now includes support for the SiCortex supercomputer, the Cray XT4 platform, Fedora Core 6, Mac OS X Leopard and Ubuntu.
PreEmptive Solutions recently announced Dotfuscator Gold, the first comprehensive obfuscation and instrumentation platform that protects, analyzes and monetizes .NET applications. It also announced support for Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 alpha.
Category: Components and Controls
Infragistics' presentation layer development suite has added tools for developing dashboard controls and for improving a Web site's search engine optimization.
Nevron has updated the three tools within its .NET Vision suite, adding functionality such as a skin manager, graphical tree layouts and a ToolTip customization control.
The company's chart-building tool offers a WYSIWYG designer, while its BI reporting tool has an improved syntax editor and a beefed-up toolbar.
Software maker has released ILOG Diagrammer for .NET. The company, which edged into the .NET space a couple of years ago with ILOG Gantt for .NET thus furthers its foray into .NET and beyond the Java space in which it has offered SDKs and advanced components for some time.
Category: Database Tools
TierDeveloper is an ORM code generator for ASP.NET, WinForms and .NET Remoting applications. Among its new features are support for nullable types and GUI component design.
Category: Developer Life Cycle Tool
Logic Software's Web-based project management tool has been written to incorporate Ajax functionality like in-line editing and contextual pop-up menus.
Symantec is making a strong play for the .NET application performance management market space with the release of version 8 of its i3 portfolio for monitoring, analyzing and diagnosing performance and availability bottlenecks. The i3 application performance management portfolio adds .NET and SQL Server support to SmartLink and SmarTune.
Category: Web Applications
Astron Digital's AspLib component library offers more than 20 components for ASP.NET applications. The library now supports ASP.NET AJAX and offers a few controls for free.