• About Us

    We are a company that provides consulting services primarily on Microsoft related technologies. Besides, we also run several successful open source projects.

     

    The team is led by Lex Li, who started his professional career in 2005 and now is a developer, podcast producer, book author, blogger, and open source advocate. He have been Microsoft MVP (ASP.NET/IIS) since 2012.

     

    Twitter @lextudio

    GitHub @lextudio

    Blog https://blog.lextudio.com

    LinkedIn @LeXtudio

  • Technologies Covered

    A list of fields that keeps expanding

    .NET

    2005-Present

    We have more than 15 years of experience on Microsoft .NET platform, and can help you out in topics like

    • .NET development (such as WinForms/WPF/WCF/ASP.NET)
    • .NET Core and ASP.NET Core.
    • Migration to .NET Core.
    • Troubleshooting (such as performance and memory issues).

    IIS

    2008-Present

    We have more than 10 years of experience on Microsoft IIS platform, so we are confident to support you on topics like

    • IIS configuration.
    • IIS migration.
    • IIS extension development.
    • Troubleshooting (such as performance and memory issues).

    SNMP

    2008-Present

    We have managed the most popular open source .NET library for SNMP protocol since 2008, and gained experience in almost every corner of this stack,

    • Basic SNMP operations.
    • SNMP MIB document authoring.
    • SNMP MIB document parsing.
    • SNMP Agent development.
    • Troubleshooting.

    Visual Studio Code Extension

    2015-Present

    We run a successful VSCode extension for reStructuredText, and have 5 years of experience on VSCode extension development and language server protocol,

    • Custom VSCode extension development.
    • Custom language server development.
    • Custom compiler development.
    • Troubleshooting.

    Windows Installer

    2007-Present

    We manage a bunch of Windows installers, and have more than 10 years of experience in this area,

    • Custom Inno Setup installer development.
    • Custom WiX installer development.
    • Custom InstallAware installer development.
    • Troubleshooting.
  • Projects

    Commercial or open source projects backed by LeXtudio.

    reStructuredText for Visual Studio Code

    Code editor extension for better documentation.

    reStructuredText is a great way to author documentation for technology products. It has been widely used by famous projects, such as Python.

     

    reStructuredText extension for Visual Studio Code enables great documentation authoring experience with syntax highlighting, code snippets, and (most importantly) live preview.

     

    Learn more

    #SNMP Pro and Library

    Complete SNMP solution on .NET/Mono/Xamarin.

    #SNMP was started in early 2008, and grows from a small library to a full suite of components for various SNMP areas, including message processing, MIB document compilation, agent framework, manager framework.

     

    The open source edition has been used in many free and commercial projects and proved to be reliable and easy-to-use.

     

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    Obfuscar

    Simplest and open source obfuscation tool for .NET.

    Obfuscar is a simple obfuscator for .NET assemblies. It uses massive overloading to rename metadata in .NET assemblies (including the names of methods, properties, events, fields, types and namespaces) to a minimal set, distinguishable in most cases only by signature.

     

    I took over this project in 2013 and has successfully used it in projects such as #SNMP Pro.

     

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    Jexus Manager

    Unified Management Console for Jexus, IIS, and IIS Express.

    Jexus Manager is an easy-to-use management console designed for Jexus web server initially.

     

    Soon it gains capabilities to manage IIS Express and IIS. Itself can run on multiple platforms, so that remotely managing your web server is no more a complex task to switch among different tools.

     

    Learn more

    DockPanel Suite

    Free and powerful docking library for WinForms.

    DockPanel Suite is a Visual Studio inspired docking library for .NET WinForms, which has been popular for many years.

     

    I took over this project in 2012 along with Ryan Rastedt. Various patches have been applied and Visual Studio 2012.2013/2015 themes have been added to enrich user experience.

     

    Learn more

    PHP Manager 2 for IIS

    Powerful IIS Manager extension for PHP.

    PHP Manager for IIS was invented by Ruslan Yakushev in 2010, and significantly simplifies the steps needed to configure PHP on Windows/IIS platforms.

     

    Lex took over this project in 2018. Various issues have been fixed and a new 2.0 release was published in August.

     

    Learn more

  • Contact Us

    Details on support services are documented separately.

     

    Inquiries on services below are welcome. You can also write directly to support@lextudio.com if you prefer.

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  • Books in Simplified Chinese

    Technology history series written by Lex Li on .NET and Borland.

    .NET Legend

    This book covers the history of .NET ecosystem evolution in the past twenty years. Important product releases, people, and stories behind the scenes walk you through the happy and bitter moments, and in the meantime give you a chance to review the paradigm shift and its impact on the modern platforms such as .NET Core.

     

    It does not require much technical background to read this book. However, if you happen to use .NET/Mono/Xamarin platforms in your daily life, this book can be a good companion in your adventure.

    Borland Legend More

    Gordon Li wrote a Chinese book on the history of the Borland Corporation, which was popular in China and Taiwan.

     

    This book follows a similar story telling style, and focuses on the latest product releases and stories about Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero.

     

    You can read it to learn how a famous programming platform like Delphi went down from the pedestal and into the wild, while other technologies became rise of the tide.

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