Wednesday, June 4, 2008

.NET Utilities

.NET Utilities

The FileHelpers are an easy to use library to import/export data from fixed length or delimited records in files, strings or streams.

Automatic C# Code Generator
ADCG (Automatic Data Class Generator) is a tool written to speed-up the writing of C# XML class structures.

Resx Editor
Resx Editor is a small translation-oriented file editor.

IP2Location Geolocation .NET Component
IP2Location .NET Component is fully managed code written for .NET Framework. The component enables you to discover in real-time, where your web visitors are coming from by IP address. You can then dynamically tailor the content of your site based on your visitors country, region, city, latitude, longitude, ZIP code, ISP and domain name. This component is using a fast and self-contained lookup engine. Therefore, no remote query or database connection required.

C#Studio is an Integrated Development Environment for the creation of C# based .NET applications. This product has been designed to offer an efficient and functional environment that is a joy for the hobbyist, novice or more experienced developer to use.

Another Tool for Language Recognition, (formerly PCCTS) is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, compilers, and translators from grammatical descriptions containing C++, C# or Java actions.

Grammatica is a parser generator for C# and Java. Readable and commented source code for an LL(k) parser can be created, but Grammatica also supports run-time parser creation without ever generating source code.

FxCop version 1.072
FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks your .NET assemblies for conformance to the .NET Framework Design Guidelines.

This is a modified version of the FindType sample that comes in the .NET SDK. This modification adds the ability to find all the types which derive (either directly or indirectly) from a specific base.

A simple testing framework for .Net languages. Implemented in C#, applies to all .Net languages. Comes with a text mode for inclusion in automated builds, plus a GUI browser. Open Source.

Compiler Tools
These are compiler writing tools in the tradition of lex and yacc, but using C# as an implementation language. The tools are written using object-oriented techniques that are natural to C# and are provided in source form to assist an understanding of the standard algorithms used. ....

Resourcer for .NET
Resourcer is an editor for .resources binaries and .resX XML file formats used with the Microsoft.NET platform. The program is written in C# and allows the integration of bitmaps, icons and text strings into resource packages..

DatePicker for .NET
The DatePicker presented here is a .NET rewrite of the oulook control. It is a ComboBox-like control which shows a Calendar when dropped down.

WithClass 2000
UML Tool now has support for C#. It can reverse engineer C# into class diagrams and generate C# code. Reports for diagrams can be generated in Word, Excel and HTML. A free trial version is available at

SharpDevelop is a free editor for C# (C Sharp) projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source (GPL), and you can download both sourcecode and executables from this site. In addition, you can find the latest information and changes on SharpDevelop, as well as get in touch with its author, Mike Kr├╝ger.

NZipLib - A Compression Utility in C#
NZipLib is a by-product to our open source IDE SharpDevelop. It is free, C# source code included!

Reflector for .NET
Reflector is a class browser for .NET components (assemblies). It features with a hierarchical assembly view, type and member search index, type reference search, custom attributes view, IL disassembler and an MSDN-like viewer for XML documentations. Assembly dependency trees, supertype/subtype hierarchies and resources can be inspected as well. Function prototypes are displayed in C# and VB syntax. Windows XP enabled. In short: the swiss army knife for .NET programmers.

QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc. It uses the VS.NET extensibility model and comes as a Microsoft Installer Package.

Assembly Explorer
In our project we developed a bunch of utility classes. For each one of them we had to create some kind of test application just to enter parameters and display result of method invoked. At some point I decided that WinForm we just created should be the last one. Why could not we create entry form on the fly for each method in utility class, we want to test? With this thought in mind, I dig out mine old little utility that uses reflection to display assembly hierarchy, and make couple of additions.

.NET Flat Control Library
The attached source code contains a library of basic flat controls. Controls are .NET based and can be used only in .NET supported programming languages (C#, VB .NET, J# etc.)

Code Analyzer Tool
Code Analyzer tool enables programmers and QA managers to check C# source for compliance with coding standards and best practices. Code analyzer enables to define your own "policy", which consists of set of rules that define how the code should look like.

Compiler Design in C#
In this section I'll share my experience with compiler design using C#. For now there isn't much, but hopefully someone will find this information useful.

is an Add-On to Visual Studio .NET for easily creating/removing properties to C# classes. It works like "Generate Getters/Setters" feature from Eclipse IDE.

TraceView is a debug utility that captures debug messages from shared memory DBWIN_BUFFER. It provides features such as trace selected processes, apply custom filters at runtime, level of tracing, log messages to log files, and persistent user settings.

The attached source code is a too called TDO (Typed Data Object). TDO is a C# source code generator which works on both versions Microsoft Framework .NET 1.0 and 1.1. This tool generates source code to work with databases including SQL Server 7 and SQL Server 2000.

Prof-It: A C# Profiler
Prof-It is an easy-to-use standalone profiler for C# that measures execution frequencies for each statement while keeping the instrumentation of the source code to a minimum. An optimized strategy for finding basic blocks, incrementing their counters and calculating counters from others makes Prof-It faster than every other profiler, that can collect execution frequencies for each line of code!

FxCop analyzes programming elements in managed assemblies, called targets, and provides an informational report containing messages about the targets, including suggestions on how to improve the source code used to generate them.

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