The .NET Framework lacks support for some network protocols. With Smilla’s .NET Communication Library, developers can add NNTP to their .NET apps. It is written in C# and is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
Bossware’s SMTPClient is a .NET SMTP client for adding outgoing email to apps and to Web pages. It doesn’t use .NET’s resource-hungry System.Web.Mail, which is merely a wrapper for CDONTS and CDOSYS. Written in 100% managed C# and CLS co
Lumisoft’s UI Controls 0.11 contains over a dozen basic flat controls for Windows Forms apps. The controls can be configured using the Property tab in VS.NET, but lack advanced WYSIWYG design-time support and databinding. Seems somewhat buggy.
A digital audio processing class library for .NET that lets developers create their own sound filters or use the ones implemented by the author, such as Gain, Delay, and Reverb, as well as the ability to read and write .WAV files.
Open SSL 0.9.7c lets applications use Secure Sockets Layer (v2/v3), Transport Layer Security (v1), and a general-purpose cryptography library, for data integrity, authenticity, and privacy security features. Perl or Cygwin needed for Win32 compile.
SharpZipLib is a free, open-source compression library for .NET. It supports Zip, Gzip, Tar, and Bzip2. Also computes checksums. Currently lacks Zip file splitting/spanning, custom self-extracting Zip files, and reading/writing to memory.
The FreeTextBox control provides a WYSIWYG HTML editing environment for ASP.NET (Web Forms) Web pages. Visitors can edit text and click on buttons to format their text. The control is written in C# and has many options for customization.
.NET lacks FTP classes. KCommon FTP component lets programmers build .NET apps so users can send or receive files via FTP. Supports synchronous and asynchronous transfers. Supports passive but not active mode. Written in C#. Doesn’t support proxies
Viascape’s Whois component for .NET performs synchronous and asynchronous lookup queries. Supports RFC-954 Whois protocol, and can look up information for user, mailbox or domain. The code is written in 100% managed C# and is marked as CLS complian
MFC classes to add flat, non-3D, “water-color” Office XP-style UI controls to MFC apps. They have no raised edges, do not look “pushed in” when clicked, and are not “shadowed” (except for menus).
A free general-purpose compression library. CRC-32 or ADLER 32 checksums. In-memory operations use zlib data format. Its compression algorithm is deflate. Files on a file system compressed with gzip format. Lacks PKZip 4.5, BZip2, and Deflate64.
Security toolkit with strong encryption and authentication. Supports many algorithms for symmetric/asymmetric encryption, authentication, and hashing. Free for non-commercial/shareware projects. Written in C. ActiveX and C++ wrappers are available.