Infragistics Announces NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Volume 1
Infragistics, a producer of presentation layer development tools, announced the availability of Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Volume 1. Compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, this new release includes toolsets for both ASP.NET and Windows Forms, and gives developers the tools to create user experiences in line-of-business applications on the desktop and on the Web. This product suite includes NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 8.1 and NetAdvantage for Windows Forms.
NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 8.1, code named Project Aikido, is Infragistics next generation of the product built from the ground up around Microsoft s ASP.NET AJAX Framework. Infragistics newly built tools are designed to leverage modern Web development technologies and techniques, such as XHTML, CSS, and AJAX.
NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 8.1 offers three new components expressly for the new architecture. WebDialogWindow replicates the functionality of a traditional standard Windows Forms dialog window; WebImageViewer allows developers to add image display capabilities to their Web applications; and WebSplitter simulates the familiar splitter user interface found in many modern Smart Client applications and allows an end user to control the layout of their workspace. The WebData Grid is still available as a CTP (Community Technology Preview).
Key benefits of NetAdvantage for ASP.NET:
- Full support for VS 2008, which will decrease development time and simplify the application complexity.
- Now shipping with the anticipated Aikido framework, which provides developers the controls built on a single consistent framework, making it easier for them to quickly integrate the controls into their applications.
- Simplified, XHTML-compliant output of the controls makes Web pages cleaner and lighter.
- CSS styling, which allows developers to provide flexible styling to their applications, as well as greatly reduce the overall output of the rendered controls.
On the Windows Forms side, Infragistics will continue its emphasis on no-code Vista-styling to give line of business applications the look and feel of the most recent operating system from Microsoft.
Price: Pricing for single-platform NetAdvantage product (e.g., NetAdvantage for ASP.NET) starts at US$795 (MSRP). Pricing for dual-platform product (e.g., NetAdvantage for .NET) starts at US$995 (MSRP). Pricing for any single-platform NetAdvantage product with priority support starts at US$1,290 (MSRP), and pricing for dual-platform products with priority support starts at US$1,490 (MSRP). Quantity pricing and corporate licensing are also available by quote. TestAdvantage is licensed per computer and is available in packages of 5 or 10 seats and up; pricing starts at US$2,995.
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