Microsoft .Net Component & Tools

 Microsoft .Net Component & Tools
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Microsoft .Net Component & Tools

Microsoft .Net Component & Tools

The Microsoft .NET Framework is a collection of pre-coded solutions for building applications which have rich user interface, seamless and secure communication capabilities. With help of .NET Frameworks you can develop the applications that works the way you want, in your prefer programming language.

.NET Framework is a software framework that can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. It includes a large library of pre-coded solutions of programming problems and a virtual machine which manages the execution of programs written specifically for the framework. The .NET Framework is a Microsoft offering and is intended to be used by most new applications created for the Windows platform.

Main features of .Net Framework include:

  • Interoperability between old and new applications
  • Common Runtime Engine to run code developed using any framework compatible language
  • Language Independence for compatibility with many programming languages
  • Base Class Library of common functions for faster development
  • Simplified Deployment
  • Security
  • Portability

There are many components and tools that extend the basic functionalities provided in .Net Framework. Some of them are:

Net Advantage

NetAdvantage is an ultimate user interface component toolset prepared by Infragistics to improve User Experience in .NET based windows and web applications. It is a comprehensive suite of Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET and Silverlight controls, components, and tools for the .NET platform. It ships with controls to add awesome power and performance to Windows Forms application, improving user experiences using Windows Presentation Foundation, rich ASP.NET AJAX controls for Web site, and high performance Silverlight controls for business development.

The tools included in NetAdvantage for .NET are:

  • NetAdvantage web client ASP.NET
  • NetAdvantage win client Windows Forms
  • NetAdvantage win client WPF
  • NetAdvantage web client Silverlight

NetAdvantage features:

  • Navigate Web Apps Like Windows and Outlook
  • Limitless content in limited space
  • Bring data records together with Group By
  • Accelerated AJAX responses for Web Apps
  • Auto-suggest data by typed words
  • Project Management, Appointment controls etc

Crystal Report

Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources. Microsoft has bundled Crystal Report with its development tool Visual Studio, as a general purpose reporting tool.

Crystal Reports allows users to graphically select data sources and layout of report. From Database Expert, user can select and link data from a wide variety of data sources, like Oracle databases, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, file system information and Business Objects Enterprise business views. Selected fields can be placed on the report design surface. They can also be used in custom formulas, using either BASIC or Crystal's own syntax, which can then be placed on the design surface. Custom formulas can be evaluated almost for any field during report generation as specified by the report developer. Crystal Reports also supports sub-reports, graphing, and a limited amount of GIS functionality.

Many formatting options are available for both fields and formulae. These options can be applied absolutely or conditionally. The data can be grouped into bands, each of which can be split further and conditionally suppressed as needed.

Advantages of Crystal Reports:

  • Rapid report development with the help of designer interface eases the manual work for the programmer.
  • Extend to complicated reports with interactive charts and enhance the understanding of the business model.
  • Report object model can interact with other controls on the ASP.NET Web form.
  • Export reports into widely used formats like .pdf, .doc, .xls, .html and .rtf

Chart FX

Chart FX is data visualization tool developed by Software FX. Chart FX integrates easily into Visual Studio and caters developers with innovative data visualization capabilities. Chart FX 7 takes full advantage of the .NET Framework and latest technologies such as AJAX to generate graphically-rich, lightweight and secure charts that enhances business application's user interface. Chart FX leverages the powerful features of Visual Studio and provides unprecedented data visualization capabilities. Improving the current feature set, Chart FX will offer unique IDE integration and advanced features that will set new standards in charting component technology.

Chart FX Features:

  • Easy to Code and Integrate
  • Enhanced User Interface
  • Internet Capabilities
  • Visual Attributes
  • Data Analysis
  • Chart Population
  • Comprehensive Support
  • Powerful API and Properties List
  • Themes Support

Chart FX is developed to work with numerous technologies like .NET, COM, Sharepoint, and SQL. Chart FX also supports background images, unlimited axes, per title attributes, customizable legends, and advanced zoom and scroll capabilities. Chart FX populates chart directly from database.

Leads Tools

Lead Tools is a set of tools developers require to add imaging technology to applications. Lead Tools includes display functions and controls, image processing, image compression, TWAIN and WIA scanning, 2000+ display effects, color conversion, 150+ image formats, printing, Internet/Intranet imaging, imaging common dialogs, database imaging and screen capture.

Overview of Lead Tools Imaging Pro Technology:

  • For development of Windows applications and includes native 32 and 64 bit imaging binaries
  • Implement imaging technology to single and multi-threaded applications
  • Development tools and components for Win Forms, Web Forms, WPF, C and C++ development
  • Ships with many broad and functionally specific demo projects with source code for C, Visual C++ (MFC), VB.NET and C#.

LEAD's powerful imaging technology has been chosen by:

  • Microsoft
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intel
  • Boeing
  • Xerox
  • Kodak
  • Ford Motor Company

There are also thousands of other companies for use in their high volume applications and internal systems.