For Immediate Release

Dart Communications announces PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET 2.0
Support for Netscape and Mozilla plus numerous new features extends the capabilities of ASP.NET developers building content management solutions.

Rome, N.Y.- March 31, 2004-

Dart Communications, a provider of Internet Application Development Components and Solutions for the past 10 years, is pleased to announce PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET 2.0. This powerful control 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.

Version 2 of PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET extends compatibility to Netscape 7.1+ and Mozilla 1.3+ for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Along with enhanced compatibility, new features include support for localization; built-in localization for Spanish, French, and German can be set with a simple property, while more languages can be easily added using XML. Other new capabilities include XHTML support, the ability to insert and configure Flash movies and Windows Media. HTML formatting has been extended with absolute positioning control, enhanced image support, cleaning of Microsoft Word tags, pasting HTML, and zooming.

PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET is suited 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.

"The PowerWEB TextBox for ASP.NET 2.0 adds key features that substantially enhance both the developer’s ability to customize the user experience and the editing options available to end-users," said Alex Gladshtein, the Director of the Product Group at Dart. "Dart is committed to enhancing the PowerWEB product line with new concepts and features that benefit ASP.NET developers."

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. 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 2.0 is now available. Additional information can be found on this product at Dart Communications’ Website

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.