Visual Studio 2008 and NetAdvantage for ASP.NET

In case you have not heard by now, this past Monday, Soma announced the official release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 framework.  There are some great new features in this release including LINQ, the integration of the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions directly into the framework, great new CSS tools and a whole new ASP.NET design surface with split view.  ScottGu has a more complete list of new ASP.NET specific features here.

From Infragistics standpoint, now that that the final bits are here, we can make a final push towards ensuring that our tools are compatible with the new release.  Most of this work involves simply ensuring that the controls work on the new ASP.NET design surface, but we are also adding support for LINQ and creating new native .NET 3.5 versions of the control assemblies.  And of course, our new Aikido framework and Aikido based controls are designed to take advantage of all of the new VS2008 features like LINQ and integrated AJAX.  You will see us release a version of NetAdvantage for ASP.NET with official support for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 60-90 days from now.

If you are an early adopter of VS2008 and want to get started using our current ASP.NET tools with it right away, they should work fairly well, though if you do encounter a problem you can contact our Developer Support team who will help you determine if there is a compatibility issue.


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