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The Best .NET Products of 2005

Here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly coveted awards were issued in Las Vegas at FTP's VSLive! conference.

The Best .NET Products of 2005

May 13, 2005

You picked 'em—here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly desired awards were issued on Monday, May 9, in Las Vegas at the gala VIP reception accompanying FTP's VSLive! conference, the largest, independent international conference for Windows developers. These awards honor excellent software in 22 development categories, in addition to special Editors Choice awards given to products that show special merit or innovation but don't fit comfortably into the standard categories. This year's crop of award winners reflects the diversity and maturity of today's Visual Studio tools.

Editors Choice Awards
ASP.NET 2.0 (Microsoft)
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Microsoft)

Bug & Feature Tracking
Readers Choice Award
SourceGear Vault (SourceGear)

Readers Choice Merit Awards
DevTrack (TechExcel)
IBM Rational ClearQuest (IBM Rational)

Charting & Multimedia
Readers Choice Award
Chart FX for .NET (Software FX)

Readers Choice Merit Award
WinChart (Infragistics)

Component Suites for .NET—Desktop and Web
Readers Choice Award
NetAdvantage (Infragistics)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne Studio for .NET (ComponentOne)

Data Editing, Reporting, & Analysis Tools
Readers Choice Award
Crystal Reports (Business Objects)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ActiveReports for .NET (Data Dynamics)

Data, Network, & Web Connectivity
Readers Choice Award
IP*Works! (/n software)

Readers Choice Merit Award
Xceed Data Manipulation Suite (Xceed Software)

Development Tools
Readers Choice Award
VMware Workstation (VMware)

Readers Choice Merit Awards
CodeRush for Visual Studio .NET (Developer Express)
SlickEdit (SlickEdit)

Grid Components—Web Forms
Readers Choice Award
ComponentOne WebGrid for ASP.NET (ComponentOne)

Readers Choice Merit Award
WebGrid (Infragistics)

Grid Components—Win Forms
Readers Choice Award
WinGrid (Infragistics)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne FlexGrid for .NET (ComponentOne)

Help Authoring
Readers Choice Award
RoboHelp (Macromedia)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help (ComponentOne)

Imaging & Graphics
Readers Choice Award
LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK (LEAD Technologies)

Readers Choice Merit Awards
GPS ToolKit.NET (Scientific Component)
ImagXpress (Pegasus Imaging)

Installation, Setup, & Deployment Tools
Readers Choice Award
InstallShield (Macrovision)

Readers Choice Merit Award
Wise Installation System (Wise Solutions)

Instructor-Led Training
Readers Choice Award
AppDev

Middleware & Server-Based Tools
Readers Choice Award
Crystal Reports Server (Business Objects)

Readers Choice Merit Award
StarTeam (Borland)

Mobility Tools & Frameworks
Readers Choice Award
IP*Works! .NET Compact Framework Edition (/n software)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne Studio for Mobile Devices (ComponentOne)

PDF Tools
Readers Choice Award
activePDF (activePDF)

Readers Choice Merit Award
DynamicPDF Generator for .NET (ceTe Software)

Performance, Profiling, & Debugging Tools
Readers Choice Award
DevPartner Studio (Compuware)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ANTS Profiler (Red Gate Software)

Security & Copy Protection
Readers Choice Award
DevPartner SecurityChecker (Compuware)

Readers Choice Merit Award
Dotfuscator (PreEmptive Solutions)

Software Design, Frameworks, & Modeling Tools
Readers Choice Award
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer for Visual Studio (IBM Rational)

Readers Choice Merit Award
Visual UML (Visual Object Modelers)

UI Components—Web Forms
Readers Choice Award
ComponentOne WebMenus and WebBars for ASP.NET (ComponentOne)

Readers Choice Merit Award
WebEditor (Infragistics)

UI Components—Win Forms
Readers Choice Award
WinToolBars (Infragistics)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne Input for .NET (ComponentOne)

Web Design & Development Tools
Readers Choice Award
Studio MX (Macromedia)

Readers Choice Merit Award
ComponentOne Studio for ASP.NET (ComponentOne)

Web Hosting
Readers Choice Awards
1&1
DiscountASP.NET

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