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Chart FX Extensions Pack, More

Learn what's new in the third-party community for Visual Studio and its related tools.

New Products

Chart FX Extensions Pack
The Chart FX Extensions Pack from Software FX eliminates the need for developers to spend hours configuring a generic charting component to specific data or behavior. The Extensions Pack can be added to either Chart FX for .NET 6.2 or Chart FX for Visual Studio 2005. The Chart FX Extensions Pack provides four main components: Chart FX Financial, Chart FX OLAP, Chart FX Statistical, and Chart FX Maps. Each Extension provides a specialized user interactivity layer to provide end users additional functionality and data visualization capabilities. The Pack also provides supplementary functionality, including a Polar gallery type, Accessibility (Section 508), a Flash writer, and PSS to maximize server performance in a Web server environment. Chart FX Extensions Pack for Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 6.2 single user licenses start at $1,499.
Software FX
Phone: 800-392-4278; 561-999-8888

Doc-To-Help 2006 v3
ComponentOne's Doc-To-Help 2006 v3 is a help-authoring tool that allows authors to create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert it to popular help file formats (including browser-based, platform independent help) or printed documentation. The v3 release now includes integrated team authoring check-in and check-out support for teams collaborating on a single project. The release also includes new ComponentOne NetHelp enhancements, Auto-Sync TOC, and an Adobe PDF help target for generating online and printed output. Authors also have access to an updated NetHelp theme with a Vista-inspired look and new end-user features, such as print and email topic buttons. You can also set online-only conditional build tags for an entire document. The Doc-To-Help Enterprise version is $999.95 and the Doc-To-Help for Word version is priced at $749.95. Competitive upgrades, renewal pricing, telephone support, and volume discounts are also available. Current subscribers will receive these new features and enhancements as part of their annual subscription.
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Phone: 800-858-2739; 412-681-4343

Dundas Map for .NET
Dundas Software has announced Dundas Map for .NET. This tool gives .NET developers the ability to create advanced, customized Digital Dashboards. Dundas Map for .NET is fully managed and AJAX enabled. It includes full support for Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005. Dundas Map comes with design wizards, a comprehensive sample framework, and a full library of maps from around the world. Features include easy-to-use, design-time wizards, the ability to serialize maps as XML or binary, the ability to save maps as image files (JPG, BMP, PNG, or EMF), and geographic grid and projections support. Other features include a high performance viewport for displaying map graphics, adjustable zoom range and zoom level, and a configurable frame border with a variety of 3-D styles. Dundas Map for .NET's Map Wizard ships with predefined maps from a library of base maps, world and continent maps, detailed country maps (including the US and Canada), and simplified configuration of map frames and meridian grid lines. The tool is available in ASP.NET and Windows Forms versions. The ASP.NET edition of Dundas Map for .NET is available for $899, $1499 for the Windows Forms edition, or is included with the purchase of either Enterprise Edition of Dundas Chart for .NET.
Dundas Software
Phone: 416-467-5100

Enterprise Communications Adapters Version 2.0 For Microsoft BizTalk Server
/n software has announced the release of Enterprise Communications Adapters Version 2.0 For Microsoft BizTalk Server. The Adapters extend the features of Microsoft BizTalk Server with advanced Internet communications, security, and e-business capabilities. The /n software Adapters integrate into the Microsoft BizTalk Server messaging pipeline and support full Microsoft Visual Studio .NET integration for creating and managing BizTalk Server orchestrations. The new suite adds support for both static and dynamic adapters, integrated two-way messaging, enhanced error handling and testing facilities, and new adapters for Internet connectivity and e-business messaging. Starter Edition: free; Standard Edition: $2,499; Enterprise Edition: $6,999.
/n software
Phone: 800-225-4190

LiveControls for ASP.NET v1.5.4.0
Version 1.5 of LiveControls for ASP.NET from Dart introduces several significant improvements to the Internet application design suite, LiveControls for ASP.NET. PowerWEB LiveControls for ASP.NET is a suite of 21 Web Controls that allow you to raise server-side callbacks and update form elements without reloading the entire HTML page. LiveControls for ASP.NET is fully compatible with all released versions of the .NET Framework (1.0, 1.1, 2.0) and Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003 and 2005. Features include ViewState management optimized to increase performance while reducing bandwidth; Windows-like effects without writing Java applets, Flash or JavaScript; 100 percent DHTML generated by the controls with no plug-in or ActiveX control required; the ability to raise server-side callbacks, which appear as familiar events without reloading the page; transparent support for most browsers; and graceful degradation to standard ASP.NET postbacks in non-supported browsers. Prices start at $499 for a single Development License, $649 for single Development License Subscription, and $5,379 for an Enterprise Subscription.
Dart Communications
Phone: 315-339-8040

r.a.d.controls Q3 2006
r.a.d.controls Q3 2006 is telerik's latest iteration of r.a.d.controls for WinForms. This version of telerik's WinForms suite enables developers to create .NET 2.0 applications with highly interactive interfaces. The telerik Presentation Framework (TPF) introduces CSS-like themes for easy styling of UIs, support for animations and effects, and a Visual Theme Builder. This version of r.a.d.controls for WinForms includes six UI controls: r.a.d.ribbonbar, r.a.d.docking, r.a.d.menustrip, r.a.d.tabstrip, r.a.d.toolstrip, and r.a.d.combobox. New features include design-time improvements, optimizations, and enhanced documentation for most of the controls. New functionality enables codeless property mapping and codeless databinding to all ASP.NET 2.0 declarative datasources. telerik r.a.d.controls for ASP.NET Q3 also adds a new splitter control and introduces updates of the grid, treeview, panelbar, combo and AJAX controls. Single Developer licenses are $799, and a Single Developer Subscription license is $999. As of the Q3 2006 release, the suite includes full C# and JavaScript source code and redistribution rights.
Phone: 866-886-0452

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