Infragistics NetAdvantage Leverages Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 enable developers and development teams to rapidly create connected, highly-secure, and compelling applications on the latest platforms, including Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and the Web.
Infragistics has been working with Microsoft to leverage new capabilities in Visual Studio 2008 to provide developers and designers with the tools to create rich, immersive Web experiences.
Infragistics leading component toolsets, NetAdvantage for .NET and NetAdvantage for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), were built for Visual Studio 2008, so development teams can create innovative user experiences on the latest Microsoft platforms.
Visual Studio multi-targeting development. Infragistics recognizes that while development teams are excited to begin development of applications on the new .NET 3.5 Framework, they also need to continue to maintain existing applications written against .NET 2.0. Therefore, ASP.NET controls will be available as native assemblies compiled against both framework versions so developers can work completely in their chosen framework version. Additionally, they will also support using the .NET 2.0 assemblies in a .NET 3.5 project.
CSS Design Tools. NetAdvantage leverages the CSS design tools in Visual Studio 2008, which enables collaboration between developers and designers inside the design surface.
Integration of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Extensions into .NET 3.5. .NET 3.5 integrates the advanced AJAX capabilities previously released as the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0. Because Infragistics Aikido-based controls are built directly on top of the AJAX capabilities, developers can now leverage this improved integration without the need for extensions or additional application configuration.
LinqDataSource Control in ASP.NET 3.5. LINQ introduces revolutionary new query capabilities to .NET 3.5, making it easier for developers to integrate and manage the mountains of data their users need in their applications. ASP.NET developers can leverage the new LinqDataSource control to easily introduce LINQ capabilities into their application, using the familiar Data Source Control pattern that has existed since ASP.NET 2.0. The WebGrid in NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 8.1 has been modified to understand how to bind to LINQ queries and the LinqDataSource control, making it easier for developers not only to query the data, but to integrate the query results into their applications.
.NET 3.5. All NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 8.1 assemblies are compiled against the .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 Frameworks, so developers can work with natively compiled code, simplifying development.
Visual Studio Design Time Support. The NetAdvantage for WPF controls render at design time and provide drag/drop functionality, resizing logic, and other enhancements to the Visual Studio 2008 design surface.
Toolbox Integration. The NetAdvantage for WPF controls appear directly in the toolbox for a seamless feel for developers utilizing the traditional WPF paradigm.
IntelliSense Support. Full IntelliSense support inside the code-behind and the xaml files help developers quickly code against our object model.
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