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Enhance Teamwork with PDF Annotation Editing

November 29, 2023
IronPDF for .NET v2023.12.6 makes it easier to collaborate on documents with the ability to access and modify annotations in a PDF file.

IronPDF for .NET is a versatile PDF library that is compatible with .NET 5, 6, 7, .NET Core, Standard, and .NET Framework. Designed for C#, F#, and VB.NET, it empowers developers to effortlessly generate, format, edit, and extract content from PDF documents. IronPDF faithfully renders HTML, CSS, images, and JavaScript, closely mimicking Google Chrome's output.

IronPDF for .NET 2023.12.6 adds a new Annotations API which enables you to retrieve and edit document annotations. Once retrieved, you can change the value of the annotation properties such as its title, contents as well as the X and Y coordinates via the PdfDocument.Annotations collection. The use of these sticky-note-like comments provide a convenient way to add further information, reminders and feedback throughout the PDF document. With this, your applications can offer their users a more effective means of collaboration.

To see a full list of what's new in 2023.12.6, see our release notes.

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Send Emails from .NET 7 Apps via SMTP

November 29, 2023
Use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol to integrate email sending capabilities into your .NET 7 applications.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the standard protocol for sending emails across the Internet. Within the context of communications and messaging, SMTP plays a pivotal role in the email delivery process, acting as the postal service for emails. It works closely with protocols like IMAP and POP3, which are used for email retrieval, ensuring a complete system for email communication.

Several .NET 7 communications components provide SMTP functionality including:

  • IPWorks .NET Edition by /n software includes a robust SMTP component, offering reliable email sending and server management.
  • Rebex Secure Mail for .NET is a versatile SMTP library with advanced features like encryption, authentication and message composition.
  • PowerTCP Mail for .NET by Dart Communications is a high-performance .NET SMTP component for demanding email applications.
  • SocketTools .NET Edition by Catalyst Development Corp. is a lightweight SMTP component for sending emails offering ease of use and quick integration.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our .NET 7 Communications and Messaging comparison.

Compare .NET 7 Comms & Messaging Components

How to Save Searches in Grids

November 29, 2023
Use Isomorphic Software's SmartClient to save search preferences, instead of repeating the same process time after time.

SmartClient is a comprehensive JavaScript component suite compatible with React, Vue, Angular, and more, that empowers you to craft large-scale, high-productivity Enterprise web applications. Its modern class system fosters clean encapsulation of application modules and screens, resulting in a more maintainable and comprehensible codebase.

In this blog post, Alex Fashakin demonstrates how to use SmartClient's built-in feature to save search preferences on grids. Steps include:

  • Creating the DataSource
  • Building the UI for the Saved Search feature
  • How to save searches on grids
  • Adding visible UI for storing search preferences

Read the complete blog to learn how to boost productivity with the SmartClient saved search feature.

For more information visit our SmartClient product page.

Easily Script Leading AI Solutions

November 29, 2023
Smart Package Robot v3.0 adds support for scripting Cloud and offline AI products including ChatGPT, DeepL Translator, and GPT4All.

Smart Package Robot is a powerful automation tool that streamlines tasks across various domains, enhancing productivity and efficiency. With over 1000 automated features, it replicates manual actions, freeing up time for more demanding tasks. Smart Package Robot prioritizes data security, employing robust encryption and data transmission protocols to safeguard sensitive information.

Smart Package Robot v3.0 makes it easy to integrate leading AIs into your own products. This new release allows you to benefit from AI-Cloud and AI-Offline systems, including such tools as Vision, TTS, ChatGPT, DALL·E 3 and WHISPER by Open AI, ElevenLabs Text 2 Speech, DeepL Translator, GPT4All and more, all without the need to make any Python scripts. Incorporating these tools can drastically improve your system's accuracy, efficiency and user experience.

To see a full list of what's new in v3.0, see our release notes.

For more information, see our Smart Package Robot product page.

Enhance Security with SFTP File Transfers in .NET Core

November 29, 2023
SFTP components offer a secure, streamlined solution for file transfers, enhancing data security and simplifying data exchange.

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a communication protocol for transferring files securely. It operates over the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, providing a protected path for file transfer, access, and management. SFTP is an essential part of communications and messaging in systems where data security is a priority, as it encrypts both commands and data, preventing sensitive information from being exposed to unauthorized entities during the transfer process.

There are a number of .NET Core components that support SFTP including:

  • IPWorks SFTP .NET Edition by /n software is a powerful and easy-to-use SFTP component which provides secure file transfers, remote file management, and support for various SFTP protocols.
  • Rebex SFTP for .NET is a high-performance SFTP component for .NET Core, offering advanced security features and a user-friendly API.
  • Xceed SFTP for .NET is a powerful library that provides comprehensive SFTP functionality, a streamlined interface, and integration with .NET Core applications.
  • Clever Internet .NET Suite by Clever Components includes an SFTP component that offers secure file transfers, remote file management, and SFTP server support.
  • PowerTCP SSH and SFTP for .NET by Dart Communications is a feature-rich SFTP component for .NET Core applications, offering secure file transfers, remote file management, and SSH transport compression.
  • SocketTools .NET Edition by Catalyst Development Corp. is a versatile SFTP library for .NET Core developers, providing support for multiple SFTP protocols, secure file transfers, and remote file operations.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of .NET Core Comms & Messaging components.

Compare .NET Core SFTP Components