I originally wrote the ASP.NET ViewState Helper to help me figure out a viewstate problem I was having. So I was pleasantly surprised when I checked my logs, and saw that it has been downloaded by over 1200 other people. It has been blogged about numerous times, and has received many pingbacks. I have been a part of the .NET community since it began back with Visual Studio 2002, and I love being able to finally give something back that other people find useful. If you are a user of the ASP.NET VSH and you have any suggestions, bugs or anything else you'd like to mention, head on over to the Discussion Forum and let me know.
I released v0.4 of the ASP.NET ViewState Helper into the wild on the weekend, but forgot to mention it here. I've changed a few things, to address some bugs, and added some new debug information to the status bar to help trouble-shoot future problems, should they arise. The biggest change was the modification of the way the VSH monitors the IE window. It is much more stable now, and much less prone to missing page updates. If you have any problems with the new release, be sure to let me know in the Discussion Forum.
I have posted up v0.3 of the ASP.NET ViewState Helper. It has numerous fixes and feature additions:
The biggest thing is that the Windows Vista compatibility testing is finally done, and it works perfectly. I was worried that Internet Explorer 7 might behave differently under Vista then it does on XP, but no worries... it works.
Go and check it out today - it's worth the 300k download.
ASP.NET ViewState Helper is an application designed to help all web developers, but has specific features to aid ASP.NET developers track ViewState issues. In real-time you can see your web pages being analyzed while you browse to them using Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. ASP.NET ViewState Helper gives you very detailed information to help you optimize your web application's performance.
Double-clicking on any URL in the list will bring up the ViewState decoder window. If the page you double-clicked on contains a ViewState, it will be decoded into plain text, and also broken down into a tree-view for easy analysis.
I have updated the HashTools page with v0.3. This version adds support for SHA256, SHA386 and SHA512 hashes. There are also a few minor interface tweaks as well, to deal with the longer hashes generated with these algorithms. This brings the total hash types generated up to 5.
If you have any requests that you would like to see incorporated into the next version of HashTools just drop me a line. You can get my contact information from the Contact page.
The first public release of HashTools (v0.2) has been posted here. HashTools is a simple application that allows you to generate hashes from files. Currently v0.2 only generates SHA1 hashes.