Some cool .Net open source applicaitons

by Vahid 10. March 2009 17:31

i have worked with some cool open source applications which are based on microsoft .net framework and i thought of sharing them with you.




DotNetNuke® is the most widely adopted framework for building websites and web applications on Microsoft ASP.NET.  Using DotNetNuke, businesses can quickly develop and deploy interactive, dynamic websites, intranets, extranets and applications. 

With hundreds of thousands of deployments around the world, a thriving user community and a huge array of available third-party extensions DotNetNuke is the smartest way to develop and deploy Internet applications.




 YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET. The latest version is ASP.NET v2.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server backend. The full C# source code is available licensed as GPL.




Oxite is an open source, web standards compliant, blog engine built on ASP.NET MVC. It is fully featured and includes support for all the blogging features you would expect.

Born out of a necessity to showcase Microsoft’s muscle in the blogging scene, Oxite provides example of ‘core blog functionality’ in a reusable way. The entire VisitMIX site runs on Oxite, which just shows the potential quality of the finished product. I love the effort that they have put into the design of MIX, and for once, we are able to show others a production Microsoft site running a Microsoft product that really shines visually.




Running on C# nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It’s stable and highly usable. nopCommerce is a open source e-commerce solution that is ASP.NET 3.5 based with a MS SQL 2005 backend database.

It is pretty feature packed when you take a look around the system, and should serve as a good platform to build on for some developers. Whilst they aren’t over on the MVC system they have taken care of some of the problems with querystrings, and include a URL rewrite module.

Most developers should be able to get up and running quickly, simply change your web.config in a few places and the autoinstaller should get you going. well worth investigating if you are a .NET developer with a background in e-commerce.




BlogEngine.NET is an stable open source .NET blogging project. Touted as the next alternative to Wordpress for .NET developers it integrates the best features of the .NET platform into its offering. It also has received backing from Redmond, and is featured on the Microsoft.NET website as a Starter Kit.

actually my blog is also runnin using this applicaiton. i am quite happy with it.


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