ASP.NET ViewState Helper Change Log

v3.2 • November 26, 2019

  • Notice: Now requires the .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • Change: Added anonymized telemetry for crashes (you can disable this with an Advanced Setting)
  • Change: General improvements and changes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the single-instance handler

v3.1 • September 15, 2017

  • Notice: Now requires the .NET Framework 4.6
  • Notice: No longer supports Windows XP or Vista
  • Change: New icon
  • Change: General improvements and changes

v3.0 • May 17, 2017

  • Change: Added support for the latest Firefox (need to mouse over the Firefox window to inspect it)
  • Change: General improvements and changes
  • Change: Major changes to support multi-DPI scaling in Windows 10
  • Change: Improved Windows 10 compatibility (Anniversary and Creators updates)

v2.1 • August 8, 2016

  • Change: Now targeting the .NET Framework 4.0, which will automatically install during setup if needed
  • Change: General performance and stability improvements

v2.0.2 • March 11, 2016

  • Change: Added an "Our Apps" tab to the settings window with details about other great Binary Fortress apps (you can disable this tab in the Advanced Settings if you don't want it)
  • Change: General performance and stability improvements
  • Change: Updater improvements
  • Change: Code signing now uses SHA256 for compatibility with future Windows Updates

v2.0.1 • May 25, 2015

  • Changed: General performance and stability improvements
  • Fix: Resolved a few installer issues

v2.0 • March 23, 2015

  • Changed: Improved update notification
  • Changed: General performance and stability improvements

v1.5 • May 7, 2014

  • Fix: Updated to use the new Binary Fortress Software standard icons
  • Fix: Correctly handles HybridDictionary nodes now
  • Fix: Improved performance and memory usage
  • Fix: Stability improvements

v1.4.5 • February 18, 2011

  • Fixed: Renamed the EXE file to "ASP.NET VSH.exe" so that it can be pinned to the Windows 7 Taskbar and Start Menu, you'll still need to manually rename the shortcut if you want to pin it
  • Fixed: Improved performance and memory usage
  • Fixed: Stability improvements

v1.4.4 • October 22, 2010

  • Fixed: Font scaling issues have been resolved
  • Fixed: Main page list no longer flickers when being resized

v1.4.3 • July 24, 2010

  • Changed: Main window now remembers it's location between launches
  • Fixed: Small type conversion bugs, and other minor issues
  • Fixed: Improved updater
  • Fixed: Intermittent Proxy setting issues are now fixed

v1.4.1 • September 19, 2009

  • Changed: Added an "Assembly Search Paths" setting, to resolve missing assembly issues

v1.4 • September 5, 2009

  • Changed: Added Firefox compatibility
  • Changed: Added Internet Explorer x64 compatibility
  • Changed: ViewState window textboxes now use the "Courier New" font to make them easier to read
  • Changed: 3 Auto-Check modes: "Disabled", "Check on URL Change" or "Check on URL or HTML Content Change"
  • Changed: No longer disables auto-checking after 5 consecutive failures

v1.3.3 • June 21, 2009

  • Changed: Both the installer and uninstaller are now digitally signed for better Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibility
  • Fixed: Better "Com class factory" and "Interface not registered" error handling, and can recover from the failures to continue auto-checking

v1.3.2 • March 19, 2009

  • Changed: Shows a better error message when the required PIA components aren't installed
  • Fixed: Spelling mistake in the "About" window

v1.3.1 • March 16, 2009

  • Changed: Shows number of ViewState chunks in list (if ViewState is chunked)
  • Changed: Added an auto-update checker (can be disabled if not wanted)
  • Fixed: Works with x64 versions of Windows
  • Fixed: Button tooltip descriptions
  • Fixed: ViewState decoder window resizing issues

v1.2 • December 19, 2008

  • Added more error information when ViewState decoding fails (usually as a result of a missing library)
  • Fixed some minor Internet Explorer polling issues

v1.1 • March 13, 2008

  • Added support for chunked ViewState parsing
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Fixed a bug with Internet Explorer polling

v1.0 • December 4, 2007

  • Posted updated builds with an installer and zipped version

v0.6 • April 23, 2007

  • Removed the 32k character limit on the manual ViewState input box
  • Now supplying x86 and x64 builds for people running 64 bit versions of Windows

v0.5 • February 28, 2007

  • ViewState decoder window is now re-sizable
  • ViewState decoder window has been re-arranged to allow for better viewing
  • Now processes pages located inside frames
  • The markup size is now more accurate in relation to the pagesize and viewstate size
  • Removed the "Only check when URL changes" option, as it is the only option now
  • Added a "Check Now" option, to force a page check
  • Huge speed improvements while processing pages

v0.4 • February 23, 2007

  • Changed the way Internet Explorer is monitored to reduce the number of missed updates
  • Included 3 new debug stats at the bottom of the screen: # of windows checked, # of those that are IE, # of the IE windows that have been processed

v0.3 • February 21, 2007

  • Testing with Windows Vista is complete and works perfectly
  • Added a "Manual ViewState Decoding" option to decode a copied and pasted ViewState
  • Fixed a few ViewState decoding problems
  • Simplified the menu system for easier access to program features
  • Added improved error messages for diagnosing problems with things like ViewState decoding and Internet Explorer hooking

v0.2 • January 30, 2007

  • First public version