Mar 28, 2012

8 Best Microsoft .Net Development Tools

Its our pleasure to share best resources/tools for developers and designe for every technologies as HTML5, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, etc. Every programming technologies/techniques provides the number of tools that helps developers and designers a lot in. Today we are going to presents the best development tools for .Net developers. These are the development tools that helps developers for their next project.These tools may include automated software testing tools, cross browser testing tools, inspector tools, and more. Most of them are freeware and open source tools.

.Net framework is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft windows. The .NET Framework’s Base Class Library provides user interface, data access, database connectivity, cryptography, web application development, numeric algorithms, and network communications.(Wiki)

A few days ago, we had provided some best javascript tools for testing and validation, Wireframe and Mockup tools for designers, 3D tools for designers and many more. I have been searching the best Microsoft .Net development tools and finally i got the 8 tools for developers.

I hope developers would love to use these tools and share their thought in our comment section below. We thankful to our readers for appreciate ZoomZum’ s compilations and share their views. Thanks

1) Open Source – Sharp Develop 

SharpDevelop is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft’s .NET platform. It is open-source, and you can download both sourcecode and executables from this site.

2) Storm Codeplex

STORM is a free and open source tool for testing web services.

STORM allows you to
1. Test web services written using any technology (.NET , Java, etc.)
2. Dynamically invoke web service methods even those that have input parameters of complex data types
3. Save development time and money. Creating throw-away test client apps just to test the web service is just too wasteful
4. Test multiple web services from within one UI.
5. Edit/Manipulate the raw soap requests.
6 Others (Try out the tool and find out yourself!)

3) Cruise Control 

CruiseControl is both a continuous integration tool and an extensible framework for creating a custom continuous build process. It includes dozens of plugins for a variety of source controls, build technologies, and notifications schemes including email and instant messaging.

4) CoffeeScript-Compiler-for-Windows

Using this tool developers can compile CoffeeScript files on Windows. Called CoffeScript Compiler for Windows.

5) Silver Light Spy

Silverlight Spy is a runtime inspector tool providing unprecedented access to all aspects of any Silverlight in-browser, out-of-browser and Windows Phone 7 application

6) Nuget

NuGet is a Visual Studio 2010 extension that makes it easy to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects that use the .NET Framework. This topic lists documentation that will help you use NuGet packages and create your own.

7) Style cop

StyleCop analyzes C# source code to enforce a set of style and consistency rules. It can be run from inside of Visual Studio or integrated into an MSBuild project. StyleCop has also been integrated into many third-party development tools

8) Codeinject

CInject (or CodeInject) allows code injection into any managed assembly without disassembling and recompiling it. It eases the inevitable task of injecting any code in single or multiple methods in one or many assemblies to intercept code for almost any purpose.


  • CoffeeScript compiler for Windows may be useful, but describing it as a .NET tool is stretching it somewhat.

  • Aside from Nuget, those are all garbage.

    -Visual Studio 2010 free editions, or alternately Visual Studio 2010 Premium/Ultimate for professional environments
    -Visual Studio WCF Test Client (Free)
    -Team Foundation Server 2010
    -Telerik JustDecompile (Free)
    -Spring.NET (Free)
    -Visual Studio Web Essentials (Free)
    -AsEclipse (Free)
    -Powershell 2.0 (Free)
    -Pex and Moles (Free)
    -F12 Tools in IE9 (Free)
    -Fiddler (Free)
    -Notepad (Free)

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