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Press Release

FMS Empowers Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Developers Target Mobile Devices Instantly

VIENNA, VA — September 16, 2002 – FMS announces all its Total .NET developer products integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and now targeting both the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework for mobile application development. These products offer a wide range of tools that simplify the development efforts of Visual Studio .NET developers to instantly target mobile devices.

Total .NET Analyzer

Understand the bugs or performance and compatibility issues hidden in your Microsoft .NET Compact Framework applications. Total .NET Analyzer scans Microsoft .NET applications to detect over 130 potential errors and issues. And now it analyzes source code to detect performance issues, cross-platform compatibility issues, and program size issues that are unique to the .NET Compact Framework. Improve performance and find problems before the application is deployed. Great for new Microsoft .NET Compact Framework developers who want to adopt "Best Programming Practices."

Total .NET SourceBook

Minimize the learning curve with an extensive collection of ready-to-use source code. Total .NET SourceBook provides a wide range of Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET code, tips, tricks, and knowledge to create Visual Studio .NET applications faster and with fewer bugs. Integrated with Visual Studio .NET IDE, developers can easily insert our code into their mobile applications. Developers can also add their code, tips, and snippets into their repository. New techniques can also be acquired through our CodeBase Web service. Multi-user ready, Total .NET SourceBook allows an entire development team to share their code and knowledge.

Total .NET XRef

Understanding how all parts of a Microsoft .NET application relate to each other is a challenge. With Total .NET XRef, developers can instantly generate a complete cross-reference of their Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET code for the .NET Compact Framework. Know how the code really works by finding all the uses of classes, variables, properties, methods, and more. Navigate through all references and debug with ease. Perform real-time impact analysis to see which objects a code change truly affects. This can be invaluable in detecting erroneous references to the full .NET Framework that may not exist in the .NET Compact Framework. Total .NET XRef is completely integrated with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE.

Total .NET Renamer

Make name changes in Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET code with complete confidence. Unlike text-based searches, Total .NET Renamer uses a parser-based Find and Replace engine to ensure that only exact objects are renamed. Ideal for changes to object-oriented code where the built-in Find and Replace tools don’t work efficiently. Total .NET Renamer is completely integrated with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE.

"We are very pleased to provide a powerful set of tools to boost the productivity of Visual Studio .NET developers," said Luke Chung, FMS president and founder. "Our products enhance developers’ ability to fully exploit all the features in Visual Studio .NET allowing them to instantly deploy across many devices and support XML Web services and mobile applications. We are very excited to be a part of the revolutionary Visual Studio .NET progression."

"The FMS Total .NET product line is a valuable resource for Microsoft .NET developers targeting mobile development," said David Rasmussen, lead product manager for .NET mobile developer technologies in the Developer Platform and Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is pleased to be working with FMS to offer customers an easy-to-use computing experience that will enable developers to take advantage of the dedicated resources of Microsoft .NET."

Product Information and Availability

FMS Visual Studio .NET web site:

Trial versions are currently available for:

  • Total .NET Analyzer

  • Total .NET XRef

Trial versions scheduled for Fall 2002:

  • Total .NET Renamer

  • Total .NET SourceBook

Products are available directly from FMS, most software resellers, and international distributors.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS is a world leading provider of tools for developers using Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised from a variety of public and private organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100. Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS products are developed by an in-house team of experts including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and frequent quest speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Visual Studio Integration Partner (VSIP), a member of the Components Vendor Consortium (CVC) and Association for Competitive Technology.

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