• June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    Test automation tool points to runtime defects

    Parasoft's .TEST product now includes a static analysis tool called the Bug Detective, which spots potential SQL injections, resource leaks and NullReferenceExceptions.

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    WPF controls available from IdentityMine

    Blendables Essentials is a set of custom WPF controls that plug into the Expression Blend tool. The XAML code-behind files can also be opened in Visual Studio.

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    Convert Flash files to XAML with Harmony

    Electric Rain's Harmony will convert simple Flash SWF files to XAML files for use in Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation.

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    .NET reporting tool targets ASP.NET, WinForms apps

    Data Dynamics Reports draws data from a variety of sources, including .NET objects, and brings it into Web and WinForms applications.

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    New Infragistics controls to support Silverlight, Ajax, VS 2008

    The company's NetAdvantage for WPF tool now supports Visual Studio 2008. In addition, plans were announced to support Web development frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight.

  • June 07, 2007 07 Jun'07

    AOL turns to Silverlight for mail gadget in Vista

    Thanks to Silverlight, the AOL Social Mail Gadget squeezes multiple animations into a 130-pixel-wide gadget in the Windows Vista sidebar. Oh, and it was developed in four weeks.

  • June 06, 2007 06 Jun'07

    Five Windows Vista security tips .NET developers should know

    Windows Vista introduces numerous security measures, from BitLocker to CardSpace to the User Account Control. Here are five security tips .NET developers should keep in mind.

  • June 05, 2007 05 Jun'07

    Visual Studio Orcas now VS 2008; still slated for year-end release

    Visual Studio Orcas has been renamed Visual Studio 2008 but remains slated for release at the end of this year, Microsoft said at Tech Ed. The company also announced a stripped-down version of the IDE called Visual Studio Shell, aimed at developers ...

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Developer Swag: 10 geek goodies from Microsoft

    Microsoft spits out such a steady stream of little tools and utilities, they sometimes fall under the radar of all but the most vigilant developers. To make certain you haven't overlooked these helpful developer downloads; I've gathered 10 freebies ...

  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    Microsoft's Popfly caters to mashup, gadget development

    Popfly is both a set of tools for creating Web pages, gadgets and mashup applications and a community for hosting, sharing and remixing those applications. A recent partnership between Microsoft and Facebook means Popfly could be in the hands of ...

  • May 31, 2007 31 May'07

    Visual Basic 10 is in the works -- more news forthcoming

    Paul Vick has announced that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. The biggest news: it will be built atop the new DLR. News was to follow at the PDC, but since that conference has been postponed, Vick sayd "stay tuned, we ...

  • May 30, 2007 30 May'07

    SharePoint 2007 presents ups, downs to developers

    SharePoint 2007 promises robust content and process management. Designing the UI for these data-driven apps is easy, but developers may still struggle to write the underlying code.

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    How Visual Basic 9, Windows Vista appeal to the Visual Basic 6 developer

    Visual Basic 6 developers have to face the reality that they and their apps must move to the .NET Framework. In addition to streamlining this process, Microsoft thinks Visual Basic 9 offers a lot to help VB 6 diehards.

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    Windows CardSpace standards, user controls sway online banker

    Windows CardSpace supports the open WS-* protocols and lets end users determine what data they send to a site. That had online banker Corillian jumping at the chance to use CardSpace.

  • May 14, 2007 14 May'07

    Report generator pulls data from ADO.NET, SQL, Oracle

    StimulReport.Net generates reports from a variety of database sources that can be used in ASP.NET and WinForms apps and can be exported in formats like HTML, XML and PDF.