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 12 featured products include DataDirect support for MySQL, a VB-to-Java translator and new components from Infragistics and ComponentOne.
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Category: Application Testing and Security
The open-source project has gone commercial and now supports ASP.NET apps running on IIS and 64-bit versions of Windows. Reporting options have expanded as well.
Parasoft's upgraded SOA testing tool, SOAtest 5.5, offers a host of new features, including increased compatibility with Microsoft products.
Category: Components and Controls
The company has added Vista UI elements to NetAdvantage for Windows Forms and a PDF and XPS export engine to NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.
Aspose.Words lets .NET applications read, write and edit Microsoft Word documents without having to open Word itself.
Category: Database Tools
The company's ODBC and JDBC drivers now support MySQL Enterprise Server with 100% specification compliance.
Category: Mobile Development
Resco AdvancedTree .NET is a control that lets developers add data trees to mobile applications running the .NET Compact Framework.
Category: Tools and Platforms
The latest iteration of CodeGear RAD Studio supports ASP.NET 2.0 and ADO.NET 2.0. It also offers a model-driven development framework for .NET 2.0.
VBeeJava is a platform translation tool for moving code from Visual Basic .NET 2003 to Java.
Soyatec's eFace is a component-based Java presentation framework that is compatible with Microsoft's XAML.
Category: Web Development
The company announced that Sapphire, its set of interface controls like lists, sliders and charts for Silverlight 1.1, will be released whenever Microsoft ships the product. In the meantime, Lightmaker.com partnered with ComponentOne to build an ecommerce application that included interactive 3D menus, and Sapphire is in the sandbox at ComponentOne Labs.