For Immediate Release

Dart Communications announces PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET

PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET enables Microsoft ASP.NET developers to add HTML editing and word processing capabilities to their Web applications.

Rome, N.Y.- October 24, 2003-

Dart Communications, a provider of Internet Application Development Components and Solutions for the past 10 years, is pleased to announce the first release in the new PowerWEB for ASP.NET line of Web control products. The PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET enables Microsoft ASP.NET developers to replace the standard TextArea of their web application with support for HTML content and traditional word processing capabilities without relying on any client-side components or controls.

For developers creating ASP.NET content-management applications, Web mail products, Web Forums, or just want their users to have word processor-like control and HTML content, the PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET allows instant replacement for the standard TextBox control used in most Web applications. Just like a standard word processor or HTML editor, the developer has control over the look and feel of all the items on the screen, and has the ability to create custom buttons, toolbar items, and Windows-like dialogs that encapsulate customized code. All data is visible in either WYSIWYG form or as HTML tags. For the end-user, all standard HTML capability is available, including Table editing, image manipulation, color pickers, and text formatting.

“Microsoft is pleased that Dart Communications continues to support the ASP.NET developer,” said Shawn Nandi, product manager for ASP.NET in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. “By bringing capabilities such as HTML editing and word processing with PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET, Dart Communications is helping all levels of ASP.NET developers build great sites.”

Sam Patterson, CEO of ComponentSource said, "Dart Communications, one of our ComponentSource Corporate Partners, has been producing quality Internet components for software application developers for 10 years. The launch of their new PowerWEB for ASP.NET product range with PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET shows their continued commitment to creating innovative products - that build on this wealth of experience. We look forward to the launch of additional products in the PowerWEB for ASP.NET range - as Dart move to satisfy the growing demand for server side software components that solve people’s real business needs."

“The PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET leverages our component development knowledge from the past decade to bring our customers the most powerful HTML content editor available,” said Alex Gladshtein, the Director of the Product Group at Dart. “But as we have shown in the past, capability does not mean a sacrifice in ease-of-use, and this product puts it all together.”

Designed for both beginners and advanced users, the TextBox control supports zero-code customization, as virtually every aspect of the product can be customized using built-in editors that support the capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. For advanced users, the rich object model allows complete customization in Code Behind or through direct tag manipulation in the ASPX file. All objects in the control can be manipulated to meet the developer’s business requirements, including customization of the Toolbars, Dialogs, Progress Bar, Tab Strip, text and for greater efficiency; the control supports skins and configuration persistence. The lower-level base classes can be customized to create unique dialogs and buttons. Microsoft Help 2.0 integration with comprehensive F1 support is included to get developers up-and-running in the shortest possible time, plus dozens of tutorials and samples.

PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET is now available. Additional information can be found on this product at Dart Communications’ Website http://dart.com.

Dart specializes in Internet protocol and formatting standards, providing expertise to customers with Internet Application Development products, consulting services, and support. Contact Dart Communications: 1109 Floyd Ave, Rome, N.Y. 13440; Tel: 315-339-8040; Fax: 315-339-8041. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.