Coding Microsoft

.NET UI Components, Logging & More

In my last post, I mentioned that I am using Sauce Reader to do my postings. Though I managed to do text only posts, I am having problems with posts that include images. Sauce Reader supports two image upload options – MetaWebLog API and FTP. MetaWebLog is not supported in dasBlog 1.7.x and for some reasons (which I am yet to figure out), my FTP server refuses to get connected from Sauce Reader or even from IE. My FTP server gets connected only from GlobalScape CuteFTP, even though the FTP server is Windows Server 2003/IIS.

While using Sauce Reader I noticed that its UI looks sharp and clean; curious on the 3rd Party controls they could be using I went into the “C:\Program Files\Synop\Sauce Reader” folder and I noticed they used a handful of third-party components (a combination of free/commercial). I found the list of components impressive, so giving them below:

  1.  .NETXP  – This is a set of free packages that include lots of Windows XP like controls, Alerts, Reusable forms, Wizards, FTP Client, MSN Messenger/Outlook style alerts and more. Check it out. [Free & Commercial]
  2. .NET Components from Chilkat – Seeing their website this company seems to make lot of email, HTML related components for .NET & ActiveX. [Commercial]
  3. XML-RPC.NET from Cook Computing. [Free]
  4. esellerate – A Software commerce Provider. [Commercial]
  5. NET Html Agility Pack from Simon Mourier – An agile HTML parser that builds a read/write DOM and supports plain XPATH or XSLT [Free]
  6. SharpZipLib – A Zip, GZip, Tar and BZip2 library written in .NET. [Free]
  7. Infragistics Windows UI Development Tools [Commercial]
  8. Apache log4net – A tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets. [Free]
  9. Lucene.net  – Lucene.Net is a byte-to-byte port to .NET of Jakarta Lucene a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Now it is commercially available as Search Black Box[Free & Commercial]
  10. NetSpell SpellChecker  – A free .net Spell Checker. [Free]
  11. Microsoft Application Block [Free]