This ASP component (COM object) reads PAD files, the XML based documents that describe published shareware and freeware, and extracts information about software products. It can be used to build a software download site by reading the description of software provided by software authors. Files can be read from a remote URL using an HTTP get function, or from a user browser upload as well as from a local disk. The list of PAD files stored in the Association of Shareware Professionals PAD Repository can also be read by this component, giving access to details of tens of thousands of software products. As a COM object it can be used in a wide range of Windows based development environments including ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, Visual Basic and Delphi. The component is free to use.