Aikido March 2008 CTP Released Today

[Infragistics] Devin Rader / Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I am pleased to announce the March 2008 CTP of our Aikido framework has been released today.  This release of the CTP includes a refresh of the WebDataGrid control, and three new controls, the WebDataTree, WebSlider and WebHierarchicalDataSource.


The WebDataGrid is a light-weight, high-performing, easy-to-use ASP.NET-based data bound grid control. It is built on the new Infragistics ASP.NET Aikido framework. It features deeply integrated AJAX capabilities, easy to use design-time functionality and broad web standards, compliance and browser compatibility.

The March CTP release includes new data editing capabilities.


The WebDataTree is a light-weight, high performance, easy to use ASP.NET-based tree view control.  It is built on the new Infragistics ASP.NET Aikido framework and features deeply integrated AJAX capabilities which allow the developer to create large tree structures with low application overhead.


The WebSlider is a light-weight, easy-to-use ASP.NET-based slider control.  Designed to enable developers to add another familiar use experience pattern to their application, the WebSlider is a simple but powerful element in the developers toolbox.


Shaping data for display in a hierarchical user interface can often present significant challenges for a developer.  The WebHierarchicalDataSource control aims to simplify this by offering the developer a control which leverages the familiar data source control pattern and allows them to construct complex hierarchical data views from standard flat data sources such as the SqlDataSource or the ObjectDataSource.  Because the data is exposed using the standard ASP.NET hierarchical data interfaces allowing you to bind the data to any display control which understands hierarchical data display.

The CTP release, compiled against the .NET 2.0 framework, is available for download from the Infragistics website.  The release does require you to have NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 2008 Volume 1 installed.  As always, we encourage you to give us feedback in our Forums.