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 an XML content authoring application, a memory profiler, a set of Silverlight controls, and a mobile-to-back end connection that uses WCF. In addition, from the "Better Late than Never" department, this month we introduce a new category -- Web development.
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Category: Application Testing and Security
The company aims to make it easier to integrate Web application security throughout the software development life cycle with its new application security testing tools -- AppScan 7.5 and AppScan QA.
Category: Components and Controls
Codejock Software has updated two of its UI component development tools. Both mimic the tab, header and ribbon features of Office 2007 and support the development of skins.
The tool for adding dashboards and gauges to ASP.NET and WinForms apps has added Ajax support and a new set of 3D and glass-like gauges.
The Nevron .NET Vision suite enables developers to add charts and diagrams into their .NET applications to visualize different types of business, financial or scientific data.
Category: Database Tools
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.
Category: Developer Life Cycle Tools
MadCap Software has announced Flare 2.5, a native XML content authoring application that lets end users extend Office 2007's export options.
SciTech Software's memory profiler will work inside Visual Studio and monitors application data such as call stacks, call methods and memory leaks.
Category: Office and Client Development
NetAdvantage for WPF 2007 Volume 1 includes data grid support and betokens an easier visual, "Lazy Susan" style of carousel programming.
Category: Web Development
The firm known for its WinForms and Ajax controls has released a preview version of controls compatible with Silverlight, Microsoft's new RIA development tool.
The open-source framework for creating enterprise Web applications based on the .NET Framework now supports ASP.NET AJAX.
Category: Wireless Development
A forthcoming Visual Studio plug-in from Research in Motion will let developers create apps for the BlackBerry's Mobile Data System runtime.
Flowfinity Actions, a business process management application for BlackBerry smartphones, is now using the Windows Communication Foundation for back-end interop.