For Immediate Release

Dart Communications announces v3.0 of PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET

PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET enables Microsoft ASP.NET developers to add an Ajax-enabled HTML editor to their Web applications.

Rome, N.Y.- October 31,2005-

Dart Communications, a provider of Internet Application Development Components and Solutions since 1994, is pleased to announce the latest release of PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET. This product allows Microsoft ASP.NET developers to replace the standard TextArea of their web application with support for HTML content editing and traditional word processing capabilities without relying on any client-side components or controls. Version 3.0 of PowerWEB TextBox improves upon previous versions and now incorporates Dart’s Ajax technology developed for its PowerWEB LiveControls product. Like LiveControls, TextBox enables software developers to build web applications that do not require a browser refresh. This helps to create richer and cleaner web applications by eliminating the flicker and delays associated with a browser postback, providing a smoother Windows-like feel for the user. There is no requirement for complex JavaScript or outside plug-in technologies such as Java applets or Flash. In addition, this upgrade of TextBox establishes compatibility with the .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

For developers creating ASP.NET content-management applications, web mail products, web forums, or just wanting their users to have word processor-like control over 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. If used in conjunction with PowerWEB LiveControls, PowerWEB TextBox provides even greater functionality, manipulating application interface components within asynchronous callbacks to the server.

“PowerWEB TextBox was already a solid, feature-rich product for developing complex content or document management applications. Now that TextBox is Ajax-enabled, web application developers can offer even more responsive applications for their end-users without writing and maintaining complex scripts,” said John Talarico, Dart’s PowerWEB product manager. “Ajax technology typically comes with a steep learning curve. By using PowerWEB products, this learning curve is minimized or even eliminated.”

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 its built-in Property Builder within Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003 and 2005. All objects in the control can be manipulated to meet the project’s interface requirements. This includes customization of the Toolbars, Buttons, Dialogs, Progress Bar, Tab Strip, and more. The control also supports skins and configuration persistence.

PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET v3.0 is now available. Additional information can be found on this product at Dart Communications’ Website http://www.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.