EZNamespaceExtensions.Net Brings Rapid Development of Windows Shell Namespace Extensions to .Net

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EZNamespaceExtensions.Net is a framework for fast, painless and easy development of Windows Explorer namespace extensions in .Net. EZNamespaceExtensions.Net eliminates the time-consuming, error-prone and complicated process of developing namespace extensions using an innovative yet simple and easy-to-use object model. With EZNamespaceExtensions.Net, you can concentrate on writing the functionality of your namespace extension and not worry about the hundred things that are necessary to integrate the namespace extension seamlessly into Windows Explorer.

Anybody who has attempted shell programming will attest to the pains and frustrations, difficulties and subtleties, and even the bugs and limitations of the Windows Shell and of the Shell API itself. Terms such as PIDL and ITEMIDLIST can give developers nightmares. All these combined with skimpy and often erroneous documentation means that developing namespace extensions from scratch is an extremely time-consuming effort. It can take days just to get a minimal namespace extension going and this is just the beginning. As soon as you start to add other features such as context menus, drag-drop, details/report view, thumbnail view and group/category view, the time required can get blown into weeks and weeks on end and put a project schedule out of orbit. Developing namespace extensions in .Net only makes the matters worse. Now one has to deal with the additional complexities of COM Interop, correct and working shell interface definitions and API structures and plenty of other arcane things.

To developers looking for a way out of all this, EZNamespaceExtensions.Net – a new component framework from Sky Software - is the prefect solution. EZNamespaceExtensions.Net is a well designed and thoroughly tested framework which relieves the developer of all the time-consuming tasks required for developing namespace extensions in .Net. With EZNamespaceExtensions.Net, a developer can concentrate on writing the functionality of his namespace extension and not worry about the hundred things that are necessary to develop a usable namespace extension.

Shell namespace extensions developed with EZNamespaceExtensions.Net support all kinds of features including folder/non-folder items, sub-folders, sub-folder navigation, custom views, details/report view, contextmenus, background contextmenus, drag-drop, icons, overlay icons, thumbnails, group/category view, tile view, property sheets and many other features which enable the namespace extension to integrate smoothly and seamlessly into Windows Explorer and other browsers.

EZNamespaceExtensions.Net even comes with VB.Net and C# Project Wizards integrated within the Visual Studio.Net IDE. Just select a new 'Shell Namespace Extension" project and skeletal code for a read-to-build-and-view namespace extension is automatically generated. This enables the developer to directly start adding the functionality of his namespace extension and not waste time laying the groundwork. EZNamespaceExtensions.Net also comes with various VB.Net and C# sample applications which the developer can use as a good starting point for his own namespace extension.

EZNamespaceExtensions.Net supports all versions of Visual Studio and the .Net framework including the latest Visual Studio 2005 and .Net 2.0. EZNamespaceExtensions.Net is available directly from Sky Software. Trial versions and detailed product information is available at http://www.ssware.com/eznamespaceextensions/eznamespaceextensions.htm. Development licenses can be purchased starting from US $295. Multi-developer licenses, site licenses and Support and Upgrade Subscriptions are also available.

For more information about EZNamespaceExtensions.Net or other Sky Software products, visit http://www.ssware.com or contact G Himangi, Sky Software, +91 20 56611856, Pune, India

About Sky Software

Founded in 2001, Sky Software is a leading developer of user interface components based on ActiveX and .Net technologies. Our flagship product is Shell MegaPack for ActiveX & .Net – a suite of GUI controls for drop-in Windows Explorer like shell browsing functionality to an app. Our mission is to develop professional and powerful components which make it easy and painless for developers to use them in their projects. Our components are used by large and small companies from all over the globe – a testimony to their quality.

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Product info page URL: http://www.ssware.com/eznamespaceextensions/eznamespaceextensions.htm
Company website URL: http://www.ssware.com

Contact: G Himangi

Company: Sky Software

Phone: +91 20 56611856

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