10+ Most Essential Tools for the ASP.NET Developer

January 30, 2013

Most Essential Tools For the ASP.Net Developer

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To create a first-class web app, you need the best available tools. These tools can help a .net developer  create, debug, maintain, or support other programs and applications. These tools can help make a developer’s job a little bit easier can be useful for your projects.

Here is a list of tools that make it easy to write applications in the .NET environment.

Microsoft Visual Studio

visual-studio Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop web sites, web applications, and web services.Visual Studio supports different programming languages including C/C++, VB.NET, Visual Basic, Visual J#, Visual C#,Python, Ruby, XML/XSLT, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript and CSS. Visual Studio includes a code editor and a debugger.

Visual Studio Project Converter

v-s-versionsVisual Studio Project Converter is for converting between project formats for various versions of Microsoft Visual Studio. Currently the project supports VS 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008. If you need the project conversions from Visual Studio 2005 through Visual Studio 2012, click here to download project converter.

ASP.NET Version Switcher

.net The ASP.NET Version Switcher can be used to switch the .NET Framework version quickly. This is very helpful for developers who want to test their web applications for compatibility with different version of the .NET Framework.

Active Query Builder for .NET

queryActive Query Builder allows you to build complex SQL queries easily via an intuitive interface. It includes a SQL Text Editor with code completion and syntax highlight and a SQL Parser to analyze and modify SQL queries.


razorsqlRazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.

10 MSSQL database management tools

: Some asp.net hosting companies do not offer a web interface for MSSQL database administration. Customers need to connect to the MSSQL server using third party software. Here is a list of database management tools for SQL Server.


– NAnt is a free and open source software tool for automating software build processes. NAnt allows you to build your solution, copy files, run NUnit tests, send e-mail, and much more.

Regex Workbench

The Regex Workbench is for writing regular expressions. You can run your Regexes on any text or html to see the results. Once you have done your creation, there is an export function to generate the proper code for C# and VB.NET.


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Bytescout BarCode Generator

Barcode generator allows you to create a barcode graphic by providing barcode data. It supports almost all 1D linear and 2D (multidimensional) barcodes.

PDF Renderer SDK

Convert PDF to PNG, PDF to EMF without Adobe Reader in .NET, ASP.NET and VB6

PDF Extractor SDK

pdf Convert PDF to text, PDF to CSV, PDF to XML, extract images from PDF, extract information about PDF files in .NET and ActiveX interfaces

.NET SFTP Library

ftp It transfers files using FTP over SSH.

FastReport.Net  – is a full-featured reporting solution for Windows Forms and ASP.NET.

While having excellent 3rd party tools can deliver a magnificent web app, be wise to choose a rock solid windows web host like InterServer. InterServer offers many popular asp.net tools with their hosting and are very developer friendly web hosting firm. Cost is just $5/month. Visit http://www.InterServer.net

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