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Top Visual Studio Products Honored

VSM presented its annual Readers Choice Awards to the Visual Studio vendor community.

Visual Studio Magazine presented its 14th annual Readers Choice Awards Wednesday night during Microsoft's Tech•Ed conference. These awards, chosen by Visual Studio Magazine's readers, honor outstanding software in 22 development categories. Plus, an Editors Choice award was presented to a new product deserving special attention.

Readers Choice Awards were given to products that received the most reader votes, while Readers Choice Merit Awards recognize products receiving a high number of votes that also offer exceptional value to Visual Studio Magazine readers. The Editors Choice Award honors a product that shows special distinction or innovation but doesn't fit comfortably into the standard categories.

"The sheer number of companies offering tools and services for Visual Studio .NET developers—more than 300 vendors and 500 products in this year's survey alone—is staggering, and an indication of the health and importance of the third-party market," says Patrick Meader, editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine. Here's a complete list of the Visual Studio Magazine 2006 Readers Choice Awards winners.

READERS CHOICE
AWARD WINNERS


Bug & Feature Tracking
IBM Rational ClearQuest
IBM

Charting & Multimedia
Chart FX
Software FX

Component Suites for .NET—Desktop and Web
ComponentOne Studio for .NET
ComponentOne

Data Editing, Reporting, & Analysis Tools
Crystal Reports
Business Objects

Data, Network, & Web Connectivity
IP*Works!
/n software

Development Tools
VB.NET to C# Converter
VBConversions

Grid Components—Web Forms
WebGrid
Infragistics

Grid Components—Windows Forms
WinGrid
Infragistics

Help Authoring
Macromedia RoboHelp
Adobe

Imaging & Graphics
LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite
LEAD Technologies

Installation, Setup, & Deployment Tools
InstallShield
Macrovision

Instructor-Led Training
AppDev ASP.NET Training
AppDev

Middleware & Server-Based Tools
Crystal Reports Server
Business Objects

Mobility Tools & Frameworks
ComponentOne Studio for Mobile Devices
ComponentOne

PDF Tools
activePDF
activePDF

Performance, Profiling, & Debugging Tools
DevPartner Fault Simulator
Compuware

Security & Copy Protection
Dotfuscator
PreEmptive Solutions

Software Design, Frameworks, & Modeling Tools
Rational Rose XDE Developer
IBM Rational

UI Components—Web Forms
ComponentOne WebMenus and WebBars for ASP.NET
ComponentOne

UI Components—Windows Forms
ComponentOne Input for .NET
ComponentOne

Web Design & Development Tools
Dreamweaver
Macromedia

Web Hosting - ASP.NET 
Brinkster


2006 READERS CHOICE
MERIT AWARD WINNERS


Bug & Feature Tracking
TrackRecord
Compuware

Visual Intercept
Elsinore Technologies

Charting & Multimedia
ComponentOne Chart
ComponentOne

WinChart/WebChart
Infragistics

Component Suites for .NET—Desktop and Web
NetAdvantage
Infragistics

Data Editing, Reporting, & Analysis Tools
ActiveReports for .NET
Data Dynamics

Data, Network, & Web Connectivity
.NET Internet Component Suite
ComponentSpace

Development Tools
CodeSmith Professional
CodeSmith Tools

Grid Components—Web Forms
WebGrid for ASP.NET
ComponentOne

Grid Components— Windows Forms
FlexGrid for .NET
ComponentOne

Help Authoring
Doc-To-Help
ComponentOne

Imaging & Graphics
GPS ToolKit.NET
Scientific Component

Installation, Setup, & Deployment Tools
Wise Package Studio
Altiris

Instructor-Led Training
AppDev Visual C# Training
AppDev

Middleware & Server-Based Tools
Apollo .NET
Vista Software

mySqlDirect .NET
Core Lab Software Development

Mobility Tools & Frameworks
IP*Works! .NET Compact Framework Edition
/n software

PDF Tools
PDF Creator
Amyuni Technologies

Performance, Profiling, & Debugging Tools
ANTS Profiler
Red Gate Software

Security & Copy Protection
VMware ACE
VMware

Software Design, Frameworks, & Modeling Tools
Together
Borland

UI Components—Web Forms
WebCalendar
Infragistics

UI Components—Windows Forms
WinEditor
Infragistics

Web Design & Development Tools
XMLSpy
Altova

Web Hosting - ASP.NET
DiscountASP.NET
MaximumASP


2006 EDITORS CHOICE
AWARD WINNER



SharePoint Portal Server
Microsoft

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