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Windows Developments: Product news, June 2007

This month's featured .NET development products include several WPF, Ajax and Silverlight-ready components, a SWF-to-XAML converter and a handful of lifecycle management tools. 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 several WPF, Ajax and Silverlight-ready components, a SWF-to-XAML converter and a handful of lifecycle management tools.

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Category: Components and Controls

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ComponentOne updates .NET component suite
    The company's Studio Enterprise 2007 now supports Ribbon interfaces for applications modeled after Office 2007. Tools for WPF and Silverlight are on the way as well.

    Category: Database Tools

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  • .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.

    Category: Developer Life Cycle Tools

  • 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.

  • SourceGear releases new ALM product, updates version control tool
    The company has updated Vault, its version control tool, and released an application lifecycle management product, Fortress, built on top of Vault. Both support .NET and Eclipse.

  • .NET profiling accuracy improved with dotTrace 3.0 (TheServerSide.NET)
    The latest release from JetBrains, dotTrace Profiler 3.0, offers an expanded arsenal of memory and performance profiling tools and is prepared to handle many more profiling scenarios.

    Category: Tools and Platforms

  • 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.

  • Quest releases Development Studio for SharePoint
    Quest Software's Development Studio for SharePoint provides 15 Web parts, configurators and templates for use in building SharePoint 2003 and 2007 applications.

  • Application scaler merges data, network management
    Strangeloop's AppScaler sits between application servers and network load balancers as a means of boosting the performance of ASP.NET applications.

    Category: Wireless Development

  • Resco introduces VS 2005 compatible mobile app dev kit
    The company's MobileApp Developer Pack brings together the company's developer tools, libraries and controls for Windows Mobile application development.

  • Dig Deeper on Windows Presentation Foundation

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