PITTSBURGH, March 13 /PRNewswire/ --

The leader in the Microsoft Visual Studio component industry, ComponentOne, has been named by TechWeb as the winner of the 19th annual Jolt Product Excellence Award in the Libraries, Frameworks and Components category. For the past 18 years, the Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to products and books that have jolted the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient.

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Their winning product, ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight, is the most comprehensive suite of business and data visualization controls available. With full-featured grids, the most powerful RichTextBox, the best maps, and the most complete charting controls, ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight dominates the market.

This year was a remarkably exciting year for the Jolt Awards because there were so many strong contenders in every category, said Amber Ankerholz, SD West conference manager. The selection of ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight as the winner in the Libraries, Frameworks and Components category puts it among an elite group of software development innovators.

We are pleased that the judges examined the finalists in the category according to the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility and selected Studio for Silverlight as the single product that is ahead of the curve, universally useful and rich in functionality, said Chris Meredith, product manager at ComponentOne.

About ComponentOne 201 S. Highland Avenue Third Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15206 +1-412-681-4343 or 1-800-858-2739

ComponentOne has continued leadership in the Microsoft Visual Studio component industry and has been a premiere partner of Microsoft for over 20 years. ComponentOne's flagship product, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, is the industry's broadest and most complete suite of development components for developing all layers of Windows, Web, and Windows Mobile applications. With the most powerful components designed for the .NET Framework, Studio Enterprise delivers the tools developers need to produce next-generation UIs for Windows and the Web. Studio Enterprise allows developers to create rich user experiences with ASP.NET AJAX-enabled Web interfaces, enterprise-level .NET Windows Forms applications, as well as newly emerging WPF and Silverlight technologies with less code and in less time. ComponentOne is also the provider of Doc-To-Help and DemoWorks. ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information on ComponentOne or its products, visit http://www.componentone.com.

For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Communications Manager, Eve Turzillo at +1-412-681-4343 or e-mail press@componentone.com

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