VS Studio Addin: DPack

DPack is a FREE collection of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005 tools. DPack is designed to greatly increase developer’s productivity, automate repetitive processes and expand upon some of the Microsoft Visual Studio features.

DPack includes various browser tools that allow the developer to quickly narrow the search down to a particular class, method or assembly type. DPack includes greatly enhanced numbered bookmarks feature, various code navigation tools as well streamlined surround with feature, and much more. See screenshots and learn more about individual features using Features menu.

Link: DPack

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 9:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flex Charting Explorer

Remember my post about the Flex Style Explorer?
Here comes the Flex Charting Explorer. Nice.

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 9:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Present your photos smoothly: Thickbox

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.

Link: Thickbox 2.0
See also our Code Poetry post about JQuery.

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 9:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

qooxdoo, a powerul AJAX GUI Framework

qooxdoo is one of the most complete open source AJAX frameworks. It is an LGPL-licensed multipurpose framework that includes support for professional JavaScript development, a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit and high-level client-server communication.

Link: qooxdoo.org

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Program AJAX Pages the WinForms way

I accidently ran into Visual WebGUI as I searched google for the words “AJAX and WinForms“. The concept is pleasing: just program application like you are used to when program WinForm applications. The author calls this technique the WOW model: WinForms Over The Web. The output is a web application which makes heavy use of AJAX and has a Windows look and feel. At the time of this writing, the framework only supports Internet Explorer. Code
Project offers two tutorials: Developing your first Visual WebGui application and Developing a Visual WebGui gateway.

Globfx’s Neoswiff follows a similar approach, but compiles Flash .swf Files, Client/Server logic has to be done “by hand”. With Visual WebGUI you can program Client/Server AJAX apps just using Visual Studio as design tool. When Firefox support comes, this is definately a technology to evaluate.

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 8:45 pm  Comments (1)  

Image based font recognition

Ever wanted to find a font just like the one used by certain
publications, corporations, or ad campaigns? Well now you can, using
our WhatTheFont font recognition system. Upload a scanned image of the
font and instantly find the closest matches in our database.

Link: www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

Published in: on August 27, 2006 at 8:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Flex Style Explorer

The Flex Style Explorer demonstrates the CSS capabilities of Adobe’s Flex 2 Framework.
Quite impressive.

Go to Flex Style Explorer.

Published in: on August 9, 2006 at 10:08 pm  Comments (1)