To create a first-class ASP.NET web apllication, every .NET developer need the best available tools. These tools can help a .NET developer create, debug, maintain, or support other programs and applications. These tools can help make a developer’s job a little bit easier can be useful for our projects. Here is a list of tools that make it easy to write applications in the .NET environment.
1. Microsoft Visual Studio
2. ASP.NET Version Switcher
The ASP.NET Version Switcher can be used to switch the .NET Framework version quickly. This is very helpful for developers who want to test their web applications for compatibility with different version of the .NET Framework.
3. Active Query Builder for .NET
Active Query Builder allows you to build complex SQL queries easily via an intuitive interface. It includes a SQL Text Editor with code completion and syntax highlight and a SQL Parser to analyze and modify SQL queries.
RazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.
5. MSSQL Database Management Tools
Some ASP.NET hosting companies do not offer a web interface for MSSQL database administration. Customers need to connect to the MSSQL server using third party software. There are so many database management tools for SQL Server such as: SQL Database Studio and Database Master.
NAnt is a free and open source software tool for automating software build processes. NAnt allows you to build your solution, copy files, run NUnit tests, send e-mail, and much more.
7. Regex Workbench
The Regex Workbench is for writing regular expressions. You can run your Regexes on any text or html to see the results. Once you have done your creation, there is an export function to generate the proper code for C# and VB.NET.
8. Bytescout BarCode Generator
Barcode generator allows you to create a barcode graphic by providing barcode data. It supports almost all 1D linear and 2D (multidimensional) barcodes.
9. PDF Renderer SDK and PDF Extractor SDK
PDF Renderer SDK will convert PDF to PNG, PDF to EMF without Adobe Reader in .NET, ASP.NET and VB6. While PDF Extractor SDK will convert PDF to text, PDF to CSV, PDF to XML, extract images from PDF, extract information about PDF files in .NET and ActiveX interfaces.
10 .NET SFTP Library
It transfers files using FTP over SSH. And you need FastReport.NET, which is a full-featured reporting solution for Windows Forms and ASP.NET.
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