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A software development framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems with support on Linux through Mono.

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Free tool for exploring compiled .NET assembles, alternative to .NET Reflector?

Would you recommend a free tool for exploring compiled .NET assemblies. I need to be able to: Explore the assemblies' source code and visualize the IL to a CLR language of choice (C#, VB.NET, managed ...
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C# library for parsing HTML?

The library should support at least .NET framework version 3.5, and 4.0; support for version 4.5, and future versions, would be great too. It should handle 'messy' HTML too, if possible.
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.NET documentation generator alternatives to Sandcastle?

I was looking for a tool to build my documentation. Sandcastle is good but it seems not work for .NET core projects and is old and buggy. Is there any good alternative that can generate docs for .NET ...
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Free F# IDE for Windows?

I have worked some time with F# using Visual Studio 2013 RC, but my RC license has been expired, so now I can't use it anymore, and VS 2013 Express doesn't support F#. I'm looking for the following ...
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Software for bundling .NET assemblies in a single assembly

Say I have a .NET/CLR program Hello.exe (or a DLL Hello.dll) that depends on various third-party .NET DLLs. I want to ship a single file, without providing an actual "installer", so I am looking for ...
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Obfuscator for .NET Core

Is there any software that can obfuscate .NET Core assembly? Open source and Commerical are accepted
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Tool for building .NET regular expressions

I use regular expressions in .NET a lot, and I would like to have a tool that makes it easier to build long and complicated regular expressions. I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. What tool do ...
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.NET VoIP library

I'm looking for a VoIP library adhering to the following criterias: written in .NET or at least with .NET interface a clear ("clean code" like) interface would be a big advantage must support Direct ...
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.NET library to convert Microsoft Office docs to PDF

I am looking for a library (open source or paid) that can convert Microsoft Office documents (.docx, .xlsx etc.) and images to PDF. This library must be accessible from .NET. I had a look at ABCpdf ...
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The best Code Contracts alternative for VS 2017/2019 and .net core projects?

I was using Code Contracts in several projects and I was really satisfied with its static checker and propagated it across other developers. With new Visual Studio 2017 and .NET Core projects, I found ...
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Software library or tool to pivot and export a lot of data to Excel

I'm trying to find a way to get normalized data that's in an MSSQL database out of there, pivoted, and into an Excel file. The main problem is that I have many of those databases, each with the same ...
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.NET/MSSQL forum software supporting 3+ million users

This is not a duplicate of Forum solution for ASP.NET MVC Application. I've been searching for a (preferable) MVC.NET Forum Solution with the following requirements and found 2 "worth looking at" ...
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Looking for MS Lightswitch alternative to create a mid-size CRM

Lightswitch seems to be a good solution but the HTML UI is very poor, and Silverlight is limiting. I am looking in general for a good rapid framework in .NET to create a mid-size CRM (data centric ...
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Always-on-Internet licence verification library for Windows desktop clients

Diablo 3 requires user to maintain a constant Internet connection, and I really do think that this is an effective way to deter piracy. From what I understand Diablo 3 writes their own software ...
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Lightweight personal document management recommendations (open source/.net)

I'm looking for a lightweight, personal document management system to enhance Windows File Explorer. I prefer something open source, .NET-based (or rather, not Java-based) that isn't dependent on IIS--...
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.NET Machine learning libary that supports incremental training

I'm looking for a .NET library that implements incremental machine learning algorithms (such as KNN or Naive Bayes). I'm trying to integrate these algorithms into a system that will be receiving ...
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Free .Net x86/x64 debugging library or tool for a custom C# IDE?

I'm building a code editor that needs to provide basic debugging functionality - i.e. my software needs to act as a debugger, debugging .Net libraries that it produced that will run (mainly) under ...
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.Net Scanning Library

I've been assigned to a project which involves using a document scanning API to obtain user documents.The application will be written in C# and targets the .NET framework running on Windows desktop. ...
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Fast generation of Excel reports using C#

We would like to use Open XML in my project to generate Excel reports (.xlsx). We have requirement where we do styling, copying, inserting ranges with format, inserting page breaks. It is important ...
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Library to view Word files in .Net

What libraries are available to open and graphically edit .docx files? I need to present forms provided as word files, show them to the user and let them fill in the fields, and then print it. I've ...
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Good and free unit-testing alternatives to Telerik's JustMock

What are the few good and free unit-testing alternatives to Telerik JustMock library/tool for unit-testing in C#. Here, I wish to know alternative not just for JustMock lite but for paid JustMock ...
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Looking for a Geometry Manipulation library

We have a legacy program that does some polygon clipping - unions, difference, intersection, exclusive or of polygons and multipolygons. It uses the University of Manchester's GPC - General Polygon ...
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High performance C# library for converting Bitmaps to PNGs

The .NET framework does not provide any options regarding the compression of PNGs. While the built-in support is suitable for most tasks I had so far, I have high performance requirements which I hope ...
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.NET Application monitoring tools

We have been looking for an application performance monitoring tool for some time and did not get quite a success in it. Our product environment consists of around 25 windows servers and each running ...
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Library to compare images

I'm looking for a .NET library (that can be accessed from C# code) that can compare 2 images and tell how similar they are. I'm trying to find a way to compare a scanned copy of a document with the ...
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c# extract dependencies of a given method

Is there some tool which can somehow extract into a file or files all the dependencies related to a given function or class. I have often had to do this and have not found a satisfactory solution. I ...
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Excel to SQL mapping tool

I am looking for a tool/library to import data from different clients into our SQL database. Each client will have their own EXCEL file. So the number of columns, name of the columns in EXCEL would be ...
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What is a suitable approach to logging in .NET Core?

I've developed a number of libraries and applications targeting the .NET Framework, and in those cases I used the Common.Logging abstraction library within my libraries and adapted it to use Log4Net ...
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Open source .NET library for automatic Russian text summarization

I need a library to automatically summarize a text written in Russian. Requirements: Summarize a text (for instance from 5000 characters to 500 characters) Works with Russian Open source Usable from ...
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Client UI for DBreeze

DBreeze is a C# NoSQL embedded database. Is there any easy tool to browse data contained in a DBreeze file? Like SQLiteBrowser for SQLite. Requirement: Runs on Linux Free, ideally open source CLI ...
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In need of a professional ASP .NET / MVC forum that allows integration with ASP .NET Identity / OWIN

Unfortunately and brilliant as they are, forums as yafnet and mvcforum are neither scalable nor decoupled enough to help me with my problem: a) I want a forum that allows me to use different security ...
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HLS Playback functionality for WPF/WinForms

I'm looking for a library/plugin that provides HLS (Http Live Streaming) playback for Windows Presentation Framework or Windows Forms (That I'll them embed in WPF). The existing MediaElement class ...
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Soft for making license keys

I have almost finished a small application. I found several clients and thought about monetization. I decided to sell licenses. I have never encountered the creation of keys for the program. What ...
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Standalone object browser for C#

In Visual Studio, I can press F12 on a standard class to view its declaration, for example the Stream class, and Visual Studio will show it in a tab titled "Stream [from metadata]": Is there a ...
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.NET Report Writer/Engine Recommendation

There are many options out there for .net reporting engines, such as: Telerik DevExpress ActiveReports Stimulsoft Gembox Aspose etc... What we would like A visual report writer (banded style) A per-...
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Recommended software for an Intranet?

We're on a governamental organization with about 150-160 users. This organization is spread between a central office, and 10 small delegations, with 4-5 workers on each delegation. We're looking for ...
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What NoSQL solutions are out there for .NET?

What NoSQL solutions are out there for .NET? (This is a reposting of this question on Stack Overflow, which was closed long ago.) I'd appreciate any up-to-date recommendations, especially for ...
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Which .NET obfuscator to use for obfuscating the code with same results each time?

In my program, it is important that obfuscated names be the same after each build, so that I can find differences in files for minimum upgrade size, otherwise users will have to download all dlls ...
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.net - Health Monitoring / Logging Server - Open Source / Freemium

I'm looking for a Health Monitoring / Logging Server for .net that will make it easier to monitor applications (primarily web applications). As a developer, I generally don't have access to the ...
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C# IoC Container that scans the bin folder

I am looking for an IoC container that scans all types in all assemblies within the bin folder AND is compatible with mono. I used to use LightCore, which took a little configuration to declare the ...
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Running unit tests automatically

In software development, we have code + unit tests. Sometimes I forget to the run unit tests, or maybe I'm too lazy to run them. I'm looking for a tool that runs unit tests automatically when I have ...
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Way to gather statistical info on a .NET assembly's size

I've built an assembly that's significantly larger than I'd expect it to be--given the code and resources that went into it, I'd expect it to come out at around 5 MB, but its size turns out to be 35 ...
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Standalone .NET memory profiler

I am looking for .NET memory profilers running on Windows 7 SP1 or higher can be commercial software must provide "per developer" license (not machine specific) must be able to run without Visual ...
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NoSQL DB which supports hierarchy

I am new to NoSQL DBs, so please forgive my ignorance. I am looking for a distributed object store that would make it easy to implement hierarchical purging. What I mean by that is that conceptually ...
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OCR SDK to convert Arabic and English text from scanned cards

Which is the good yet economical (or free) OCR SDK to convert Arabic and English text from scanned card images? Kind of Application OCR SDK (Software Development Kit) Platform The SDK should be ...
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C# What is the best free and reliable database solution for storing configuration?

I am about to choose a database solution for my c# project: to store simple configuration at first, bools, ints, paths etc. to store lots of small text blocks in the future probably to store small ...
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.net standard conform open source PDF library

I wanted to know if someone knows a good .NetStandard conform library to create PDFs. Task I want to perform The goal is to extend a static site generator that transforms Markdown to HTML to also ...
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Looking for CMS/Wiki for IIS/SQL Server platform

We are SaaS company and looking to update our web help portal. We can host ourselves, but prefer this to be more Microsoft-ish (SQL Server, IIS) Currently we use Confluence, here is what we like: ...
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How can I best implement a cluster for my .NET 4.5 Console Application (or Windows Service)

My application most closely resembles that of a market trading application. It is a .NET 4.5 Console Application written in C# (could be converted to a Windows Service), using Entity Framework 6, and ...
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Generate summary of .NET project

Is there a tool that can inspect a .NET project (or maybe a generic code repo) and generate a summary? This summary could include for example the stack like this: .NET 4.5 MVC 5.2 EntityFramework ...

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