Visual Studio Magazine readers have once again shared their opinions on the best third-party tools, components and services to use with Microsoft’s flagship IDE in the .NET-centric software development space. With more than 43 categories and a slate of over 400 products, the 29th edition of the Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards program continues to improve.

Winners at a Glance 3 Stars Premiere Vendor

Component Suite: Desktop (WinForms, WPF)
DevExpress DXperience Subscription
Telerik UI for WinForms
Syncfusion Essential Studio for WinForms
Component Suite: Web (ASP.NET, HTML5, JavaScript, XAML)
DevExpress Universal Subscription
Infragistics Ignite UI
Telerik DevCraft
Component Suite: Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Nevron Open Vision (NOV) & Syncfusion Essential Studio for Flutter (tie)
Component: Grid and Spreadsheet
DevExpress Grid Control
Syncfusion Essential Grid
Infragistics Ignite UI for Angular & Telerik Kendo UT for Angular Data Grid (tie)
Component: Chart, Gauge, Graph and Flow
DevExpress Chart Control
Combit List & Label
Telerik KendoReact Charts
Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing
Telerik UI for WPF ImageEditor
Component: Mapping/GIS
ArcGIS Runtime API for .NET
DevExpress Map Control
Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Map
Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode
DevExpress Rich Text Editor
ComponentOne WinForms
Component: UI, Toolbar, Menu, Ribbon
DevExpress Ribbon & Toolbar
Telerik UI for WinForms RibbonBar
GrapeCity ComponentOne
Component: Multi-Document Processing
DevExpress Office File API
Syncfusion File-Format libraries
Blazor Components and Tools
DevExpress Blazor UI
Telerik UI for Blazor
Infragistics Ignite UI for Blazor
Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools
DevExpress XAF
PostSharp Ultimate
Altova UModel
Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools
JetBrains dotTrace
Telerik Fiddler Everywhere
Progress Telerik Fiddler Everywhere
General Development Tools (includes IDEs)
JetBrains ReSharper
Arm Development Studio & Qt Framework (tie)
Devart dotConnect Universal
Collaboration, Project Management and Agile Solutions
JetBrains TeamCity
Atlassian Bitbucket
ALM, SCM and Requirements Management
VisualSVN Server
Modern Requirements4DevOps
CollabNet TeamForge & Micro Focus StarTeam (tie)
BI, Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) & BI Development Studio
DevExpress BI Dashboard
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio
GrapeCity Wyn Enterprise
Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking
Atlassian JIRA
Backlog by nulab
Software Architecture
Lucid & Visual Paradigm (tie)
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Pulumi Infrastructure as Code
Software Testing and Quality Assurance
DevExpress TestCafe
Ranorex Studio
Telerik Test Studio
FTP, Email and Network Connectivity
/n software IPWorks & SolarWinds Serv-U File Transfer Protocol Server (tie)
Catalyst Development SocketTools .NET Edition
Reporting, Analysis and Visualization
combit List & Label
DevExpress Reporting
SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio
Databases, Data Development and Modeling
DevExpress XPO
InfluxDB Cloud
RavenDB NoSQL Database
SharePoint Components and Tooling
Bamboo Project Management Suite
ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint
Nevron SharePoint Vision
PDF and Print/Preview Components and Tools
DevExpress PDF Control
Syncfusion Essential PDF library
Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks
DevExpress MAUI & Xamarin UI
Telerik UI for .NET MAUI
Syncfusion Essential Studio for .NET MAUI
Middleware, SOA and Server-Based Tools
GrapeCity Documents
CData ADO.NET Providers & RemObjects Software Remoting SDK (tie)
Component Space SAML Suite for .NET
Internet of Things
GHI Electronics SITCore - C# on a Chip
/n software IPWorks
Web Design & Development Tools and Frameworks
DevExpress React Controls
Infragistics Ultimate
Devsense PHP Tools for Visual Studio
Productivity Tools
DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Infragistics App Builder
Content Management Systems
Kentico CMS
Progress Sitefinity
Cloud Development Tools
VMware vCloud Suite
LEADTOOLS Hosted Cloud Services
Clumsyleaf Software AzureXplorer for Visual Studio
Security & Copy Protection
DevExpress App Security API
Novalys Visual Guard & CrypKey Instant (tie)
/n software IPWorks
Installation, Setup & Deployment Tools
InstallAware for Windows Installer
Revenera InstallShield
Parallel and Multicore Development Tools
PostSharp Threading
Intel Parallel Studio XE
Imperas M*SDK Advanced Multicore SDK
Web Hosting
Help Authoring
Adobe RoboHelp
Divcom Software HelpSmith
Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for Visual Studio on Azure
CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise
Developer Training Resources
Learning Tree
Specialized Search Engines
dtSearch Engine
Open Semantic Search
Containers & Docker
Docker Development Tools
Amazon Elastic Container Service
Red Hat Container Development Kit
AI/Cognitive Services/Machine Learning
DevExpress Dashboard
GrapeCity Wyn Enterprise
Bold BI by Syncfusion
Software Development Service Providers
Telerik App Development Services
jQWidgets Smart UI
iThink 365