Infragistics® NetAdvantage® for .NET 2008 Volume 2
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Product Name Infragistics® NetAdvantage® for .NET 2008 Volume 2
Tagline Empower your passion for creating great user interfaces with
NetAdvantage tools and frameworks.
1 Sentence Infragistics® NetAdvantage® for .NET is the ultimate toolset for quickly building
Description and styling polished, professional application UIs for Windows® Forms and
ASP.NET using Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 and 2005 for CLR 2.0 and higher.
25 Word Description Infragistics® NetAdvantage® for .NET is the ultimate toolset for quickly building
and styling polished, professional application UIs and delivering a great user
experience, for Windows Forms and ASP.NET. (28 words)
50 Word Description Infragistics® NetAdvantage® for .NET is the ultimate toolset for rapidly
building and styling polished application UIs and delivering a great user
experience, for Windows Forms and ASP.NET. NetAdvantage for .NET contains all
essential UI controls: grids, scheduling, charting, gauges, navigation, ribbon,
toolbars, menus, listbars, trees, tabs, explorer bars, many editors, and
Application Styling. (53 Words)
200 Word Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET is a comprehensive presentation layer toolset
Description for quickly building and styling polished application UIs and delivering a great
user experience, for Windows Forms, ASP.NET and Tablet PC. NetAdvantage
for .NET contains all essential UI controls (over 100 in all) for application
development: grids, scheduling, charting, gauges, navigation, ribbon, toolbars,
menus, listbars, trees, tabs, explorer bars, many editors, and Application
Styling, Microsoft® Excel® import/export, and a Document Export Engine for
PDF and XPS formats.
NetAdvantage for ASP.NET leverages our new Aikido™ Framework for faster,
lighter ASP.NET controls that have become natively AJAX so you can produce the
nimblest Web 2.0 applications and SharePoint® WebParts. NetAdvantage for
.NET tools work natively within Visual Studio® 2005 and 2008, and include
Office® 2007 styles, Windows Vista® styles, and 64-bit Vista support.
Every purchase of NetAdvantage for .NET includes product support, source code
to all controls and frameworks, three guaranteed releases yearly of customer-
driven products, features and more.
Corporations can optimize their investment in NetAdvantage tools: Infragistics
additionally provides testing tools for automated UI testing of applications
powered by NetAdvantage for Windows Forms, as well as online and instructor-
led training for NetAdvantage for .NET. (193 Words)
Top Benefits NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Vol. 2
Includes Every Essential UI Control for Windows Forms and ASP.NET,
plus Application Styling
Deliver User Experiences Consistent with Microsoft Office® and Windows
Vista® - Office 2007 UI with the Ribbon, Vista-style breadcrumb navigation
with the WinNavigationBar™, you can give legacy applications a Vista veneer in
no time to bring them up-to-date. Extensive document export support to
PDF/XPS combined with Microsoft® Excel import/export enable superior
collaboration between users, and interoperability between applications.
High Performance Web Applications - The new Aikido™ Framework powers
faster, lighter ASP.NET controls that have become natively AJAX so you can
produce the nimblest Web 2.0 applications and SharePoint® WebParts.
Visual Studio® 2008 Ready
Use the version of Visual Studio that’s right for you – Whether it is Visual
Studio 2005, or the new Visual Studio 2008, either choice enjoys full
NetAdvantage for .NET tools support.
Rapid Application Development
Reduce Development Time, Go to Market Sooner – NetAdvantage for .NET
2008 Vol. 2 makes developers more productive with feature-packed, stylable UI
controls that save them development time and enable enterprises to ship software
in less time.
Application Styling Framework™
Design Once, Style Everywhere - Quickly create and apply corporate standards
across Windows Forms and ASP.NET controls and applications powered by
NetAdvantage, including a large number of professionally pre-designed Office®
2007 and Windows Vista® styles built-in.
Put the User back into User-Friendly – Windows Forms applications become
more usable with high-fidelity features like Visual Studio® 2008-style window
docking, flexible grid row edit templating and combo box auto-complete that
intuitively suggests values.
Why one Consolidating on a single presentation layer toolset allows you to create
consolidated consistent user interfaces across all enterprise applications – Windows Forms,
toolset? ASP.NET and Tablet PC.
Standardizing on the Infragistics NetAdvantage toolset will reduce your R&D
cost, maintenance costs and end user training costs.
Managing licensing and maintaining compliance is simplified when the UI layer
component architecture is standardized with one component vendor.
Development teams will experience greater leveraged learning from one project
to the next when your enterprise has a strategy in place as part of its application
development lifecycle for developing the presentation layer.
Today’s professional developer must leverage the latest technologies and meet
the demands of producing Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications with the
latest Microsoft UIs like Office® 2007 and Windows Vista®. In NetAdvantage
for .NET 2008, Infragistics offers a full range of best-of-breed presentation
layer controls for Windows Forms, ASP.NET and Tablet PC in one package.
Infragistics, with a Infragistics has a solid commitment to our customers that our tools and
history of success, technology will grow with the industry needs and new development. Our
provides the customer community relies on us to leverage and develop against future
confidence that technology, to keep them in step with changes in the software industry. We
purchasing publish our product roadmaps, provide technology briefings to our corporate
Infragistics Tools customers and provide prerelease bits of our new tools and technologies for
represents an customer feedback. Infragistics maintains a close working relationship with
investment that will Microsoft, to ensure we are able to release new technology that provides high
grow with value and usability, first; However Infragistics is also highly cognizant of
technology providing upgrade paths and maintaining a commitment to our existing products
The value of Including source code was something Infragistics’ customers asked for, and felt
including Source would add great value to the NetAdvantage for .NET offering. It gives developers
Code for four major benefits. First, by owning the source code they can ensure the
components and integrity of their projects. Second, it's a wonderful debugging asset. Third, they
frameworks within can learn a great deal about writing and structuring .NET code by looking at the
the NetAdvantage source code. And fourth, they can extend and derive from our source code to
for .NET customize our components or create new or composite components.
A comprehensive Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 presents a true framework, not
framework solution, just a collection of disparate controls. Infragistics labored hard before writing a
not just a collection line of code to devise a mature architecture based on shared assemblies and
of components common object models. This creates what we refer to as leveraged learning,
meaning the effort to learn the first of our UI components lets you learn the rest
much easier. It also makes it easier to create standardized interfaces for your
applications and even create your own controls by extending and inheriting
visual controls from our Presentation Layer Framework™. It’s a primary reason
for corporations to standardize all their development teams on NetAdvantage for
What’s new in Below is a list of the controls and components that we either added or
NetAdvantage for enhanced for the NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Volume 2 release.
.NET 2008 Vol. 2?
• Infragistics WinGrid™ - Enhanced
o CardView Printing – CardView is a display mechanism in
the WinGrid that enables the developer to provide an
alternate view of data, similar to that of the Microsoft
Office business cards view. This added functionality
provides an easy mechanism for the developer to print the
grid while in this display mode.
o Rotated Column Headers – Now create new column
arrangements by rotating the column header. This mimicks
real life printed forms and makes it easier for the
readability and transitions the end user from a printed
document to a running applications.
o Row Edit Templates – Provides a dialog box that has
knowledge of the underlying WinGrid leading it to give your
end users an easy mechanism for entering information.
• WinChart™ - Enhanced
o TreeMap – TreeMap is a new chart type providing
visualization of hierarchical and relational data through
• WinCombo™ - Enhanced
o AutoComplete Mode – New ways to filter through data in
a mechanism that can be compared to the intuitive suggest
mode popularized by Google® and now enabled in the
• WinValidator™ - NEW
o The WinValidator is an extender control enhancing the
experience when working editable fields by helping
developers with their validation logic. This greatly reduces
the amount of code developers must write, and improves
the validity of data submitted by end users.
• WinDockingManager™ - Enhanced
o Visual Studio® 2008 Docking Style – End users can
now Control-Tab through their application and get the
same rich, live preview in their line of business solutions to
which developers using the Visual Studio® 2008 IDE have
• WebSlider™ - NEW
o WebSlider is a light-weight, easy-to-use ASP.NET-based
slider (a.k.a. track bar) control. Designed to enable
developers to add another familiar UX pattern to their
application, WebSlider is a simple but powerful editor for
the developer’s toolbox.
• WebHierarchicalDataSource™- NEW
o The WebHierarchicalDataSource control aims to simplify
shaping data to fit hierarchical UI displays by leveraging
the familiar Data Source control pattern, and allows
developers to easily construct complex hierarchical data
views from standard flat data sources such as the
SqlDataSource or the ObjectDataSource controls.
NetAdvantage® for Windows Forms showcasing a financial services
application combining a Tree Map summarizing gains and losses, a
chart tracking net worth, and the new row edit template feature for
integrated data entry.
NetAdvantage® for Windows Forms with a Windows Vista® style
applied and breadcrumb navigation, contextual menus. On the left is
the WinTree™, the WinListView™ lists transactions in the center, and
WinChart™ visualizes data on the right.
NetAdvantage for ASP.NET showing Gauge and Chart controls creating
an impressive executive dashboard
Histogram Chart for Windows Forms (also available for ASP.NET)
Integrated NetAdvantage® for Windows Forms controls including
WinSchedule™ controls and 3D charting.
Integrated NetAdvantage® for ASP.NET controls leveraging consistent
styling by the Application Styling Framework™.
NetAdvantage for ASP.NET WebGauge™ and WebGrid™ in SharePoint®
NetAdvantage® for Windows Forms integrated controls (Grid with
conditional formatting, Tree, Toolbars in Office® 2007 Ribbon setting,
3D chart, Menus, PLUS recently-added features like the button with
Export to Adobe® PDF, and the WinDesktopAlert™ notification rising
from the lower right corner.
Exported sales figures published in a report style Adobe® PDF
document displaying Gauges to visually summarize data.
Detail view of WinDesktopAlert™ (pops-up at taskbar like Outlook® and
Instant Messenger alerts, but can be moved or programmed to pop-up
Charting and Gauges!
WebSchedule provides everything necessary for a full-featured scheduling Web
WinSchedule™ with Ribbon
WinSchedule provides everything necessary for a full-featured resource
scheduling application while the Office® 2007-style ribbon helps you
organize your application’s features.
Application Styling Framework™ for Windows Forms and ASP.NET
Empowers developers and graphic designers to create an application style once,
and apply it everywhere.
Application Styling Framework™ for Windows Forms and ASP.NET –
same application – different looks in an instant.
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Charting for ASP.NET and Windows Forms:
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Up-sell from Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET (any version) or Microsoft® MSDN®
Subscription (any version).
Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET 2007 Volume 1 for CLR 1.x was the final release of our
NetAdvantage for .NET product to be compiled against .NET Framework 1.x.
Developer Support will still be available for these products, and product maintenance will be
available for the full year following the final release of CLR 1.x compiled bits.
Beginning with NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Volume 1, Infragistics continues to release new
features and products, now compiled for Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008, that operate
on .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.
Benefit Promise: Easily and economically give your applications the exact look and feel of Microsoft’s
latest interfaces – the familiar UIs your users expect and demand – with the NetAdvantage for .NET 2008.
Benefits for Developers Benefits for Development Benefits for Senior
Faster, easier, better development Managers Development Managers –
Finish projects ahead of time and CIOs
under budget Insure best practices, lower Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) and
greater Return on Investment
Build applications on Your developers can leverage NetAdvantage for .NET 2008
Infragistics’ Presentation the Presentation Layer is a sophisticated application
Layer Framework™ (PLF), which Framework(PLF), which development framework on
is based on common object allows developers to learn which your teams can base all
models to ensure greater control, faster and better utilize the of their Microsoft based UI
leveraged learning, easy transition NetAdvantage controls and development, which means
from one NetAdvantage control to extend them to meet their lower TCO through lower cost of
the next, and lighter weight needs; which means your development, greater ROI, and
overall applications – you only developers will know our toolset more consistent applications,
distribute the portion of the quicker, and applications will be which means lower cost of
controls in the PLF once per delivered faster; you can even training developers and end users
application use it to easily create the UI for
you own custom controls bringing
projects in under budget, ahead
of time and with better quality
NetAdvantage for .NET 2008 Multiple environments , which Complete solution, which
includes Windows Forms, means relying on one vendor for means greater ROI and lower
ASP.NET and Tablet PC which all your presentation layer TCO through consolidated buying
means easier transition when development tools needs for and support, as well as simplified
moving from one environment to Microsoft development licensing compliance
another, and having the right tool
available for new projects
Source Code for the .NET Leverage our .NET source Source Code for .NET controls
controls in NetAdvantage code for easier debugging, faster in NetAdvantage for .NET
for .NET 2008, which means problem resolution, and an 2008, which means asset
faster learning, easier de-bugging, inexpensive learning tool and assurance, lower development
and the ability to extend and programming guide for your cost, and reduced risk
derive from our controls and developers
Developer friendly licensing Developer friendly licensing Developer friendly licensing
means you can use your licensed means lower development cost means lower TCO and no run-
copy of NetAdvantage on all and less administrative work, and time royalties – no server-based
systems you develop on – primary easy budgeting deployment fees mean lower,
desktop, test machine, home totally controlled costs against
machine and laptop budgets
Priority support means rapid Priority support means less Infragistics Priority support
response and/or immediate down time waiting for response, insures higher ROI and lower TCO
support when you need it – via especially when you are in the through maximum utilization of
phone, email, or by 24/7 chat. critical, final testing and resources
deployment phases of a project
More than just a product, Our full support and Supplementary services, such
Infragistics provides extensive on- developer-friendly services as Priority support, insures
line help, reference and policies, such as Priority higher ROI through better
implementations, a “living” support, means faster, better support of your development
knowledge base, a personalized use of our products with less teams and maximum utilization
support portal (MyInfragistics™), down time waiting for responses, of resources
use case samples, reference allowing developers to produce
implementations, and of course better applications in less overall
.NET source code included, which time
means full support to help you
learn, maximize, and troubleshoot
Ease of use, which means we Ease of use, which means with Ease of use, which means we
have made it quick and easy to each release of NetAdvantage we have made it quick and easy to
access online help, DevCenter™ are adding new Designers, Style access online help, DevCenter
Content, Code Samples, and more and Behavior Presets across all Content, Code Samples, and
controls, making it easier for more
developers to replicate Microsoft
style look and feels in a shorter
development life cycle
AJAX-enabled Rich ASP.NET Maximize utilization of the Well architected thin client
controls, which means you can AJAX-enabled ASP.NET controls, which means you get
eliminate postbacks. Your web infrastructure with the thin client deployment you
applications will perform on par NetAdvantage for .NET 2008, want while giving users the rich
with rich-client applications for which means you can give your client experience they demand,
exceptional user experience. users the rich interfaces and ending up with applications
interaction they are used to while greatly appreciated by users and
satisfying management’s reducing TCO through instant
requirement for thin client server-based deployment
Ink-enabled Windows Forms Your developers can now NetAdvantage is built on a
applications for the Tablet PC easily ink-enable any sophisticated framework,
through embedded editors and Windows Form application for which means that it is easy for us
the PLF, which means you can the Tablet PC, which means to implement the latest in
enable your forms for ink-to-text converting all your current Microsoft technologies, keeping
as easily as dropping our applications developed with prior your applications current with
UltraInkProvider control on any versions of NetAdvantage is a your other technology
form snap investments
Easily style applications with Use Application Styling to Use Application Styling to
the latest Microsoft UIs, using deliver interface metaphors deliver interface metaphors
Application Styling. Reduce your your users want with less for professional polish with
application styling of the UI layer development effort, which less development effort, which
to one click, which means less means faster, less costly project means faster delivery, reduced
coding, more consistency and delivery, reduced resource needs design resources, and easy
finishing the project on time with for designing the UI layer, and enforcement of corporate
a professionally designed UI. easily delivering the latest UIs branding across the enterprise.
Common Charting Engine, for Shared engines and models, Hi-Fidelity 2D and 3D charting
hi-fidelity 2D and 3D charting which mean producing and for superior executive dashboards
which means creating rich maintaining applications across
Windows Forms and ASP.NET multiple environments is easier,
charting applications can be as allowing a single developer to
easy as copying code from one easily leverage another’s code in
environment into the other a different environment
Rich editors and masks, which Rich selection of editors and Framework includes editors
can be used independently or masks, which means faster and masks, which means
embedded in many of the project delivery and better data stronger compliance (reduced
NetAdvantage controls, meaning integrity risk) and data integrity
less coding and better control of
Fully integrated into Visual Fully integrated help, which Functions maximally
Studio.NET and Help 2.0, which means less wasted time for your integrated into Microsoft
means instantaneous answers developers, therefore faster time development environments,
contextually within your normal to market which means faster development,
working habits greater ROI, lower TCO
Superior hierarchical data Superior hierarchical data Better hierarchical data
support, which means ease of support, which means less support, which means less costly
connection, coding, and control, coding, more reliable applications development and more efficient
and stunning, easy to understand applications, requiring less
display metaphors that match the infrastructure, resulting in lower
business needs of your TCO
Full Featured Calc Engine and Full Featured Calc Engine and Full Featured Calc Engine and
Formula Builder allows you to Formula Builder with the full Formula Builder wit the full
easily extend the power and power of Microsoft Excel Formula power of Microsoft Excel Formula
functionality of Microsoft Excel to support in your Windows Forms & support in your Windows Forms &
all Windows Forms and ASP.NET ASP.NET applications ASP.NET applications
controls in the toolset
Section 508 Compliance Section 508 Compliance Section 508 Compliance means
meaning tools within meaning tools within Infragistics controls can be
NetAdvantage can contain NetAdvantage can be used considered for use when bidding
information within applications intrinsically within internal on government contract
which is made accessible to the Government applications. application work, enabling more
blind and visually impaired – 508 Infragistics controls can be competitive bidding due to lower
Compliance is vital in the considered for use when bidding cost and faster completion of
healthcare and government on government contract projects. This can open a new
industries application work, enabling more market to your business.
competitive bidding due to lower
cost and faster completion of