• Aikido March 2008 CTP Released Today

    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…

    • Tue, Mar 11 2008
  • Integrating UltraWebMenu into SharePoint 2007 using Office SharePoint Designer

    SharePoint 2007 is a great platform for enabling collaboration among team members, and a huge step forward as a development platform compared to earlier versions of SharePoint.  If you have done any development with SharePoint 2007, you will quickly notice how familiar the development experience is since SharePoint is now basically a big ASP.NET application.

    Today I was customizing a new Site I created in SharePoint using…

    • Thu, Feb 21 2008
  • Two Late-breaking Known Issues

    Today we released NetAdvantage for 2008 Volume 1 and there are a couple of very late known issues (so late we could not get them into the known issues documents) that may affect some customers upgrading from prior releases, or customers using the product in Visual Studio 2008.

    A fix for the first issue will be pushed to our website for download next week.

    Binding the WebGrid to a DataSet with Relations Configured Between…

    • Wed, Feb 20 2008
  • NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 2008 Volume 1 Released

    2008 Volume 1 introduces full support for .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.

    • .NET 2.0 based controls work seamlessly in projects targeting either .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.5
    • New natively compiled .NET 3.5 assemblies are available
    • Support for both Visual Studio Web Site and Web Application project types
    • Support for binding to LINQ queries and the LinqDataSource control
    • Integration of the controls in the Visual Studio 2008 Too…
    • Tue, Feb 19 2008
  • AOL ends development and support for Netscape browser

    >February 1st was a significant, but mostly overlooked day in the history of the Internet; the day that AOL officially stopped offering any support for the Netscape browser.  The browser that probably got most of us in the early and mid 90's on the Web has now officially gone the way of the Dodo.


    • Tue, Feb 12 2008
  • About the Infragistics product release cycles

    We get a lot of questions in the forums and other places from customers asking about when our next product release will be, and I understand that it can be frustrating when you don't get a concrete answer.  To help give everyone a better idea of when they can expect releases, I thought I would write a post about our product release cycle from a fairly macro level and hopefully help clear up some of the mystery.


    • Tue, Feb 5 2008
  • Praise Almighty, IE8 Passes Acid2

    Like spoon feeding water to a man who has walked the desert for more than a year, news about IE8 has been slow to come, but Chris Wilson and Dean Hachamovitch cracked open the flood gates a bit today by announcing that IE8 has been able to pass the Acid2 test (yay!!!).

    For developers this represents a huge step forward for IE and is hopefully the beginning of it coming more into line with the other more standards compliant…

    • Wed, Dec 19 2007
  • I'll be at MIX

    That's right!  Just got my registration confirmation, so I will going to MIX again this year to take part in the one of the best 72 hour conversations of the year (second time for me).

    If you are also planning on attending let us know!  I would love to connect with you while we are out in beautiful Las Vegas and talk about all things web.



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    • Wed, Dec 19 2007
  • The .NET Web Roadmap and NetAdvantage

    A couple of weeks ago ScottGu posted on his blog the roadmap for the the .NET Web platform.  The highlights from the roadmap were:

    • The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions.  These extensions consist of the new ASP.NET MVC framework, improvements to the ASP.NET AJAX framework, a new dynamic data scaffolding framework, additional Silverlight support via ASP.NET controls and the ADO.NET Entity Framework.  A preview of the extensions was…
    • Tue, Dec 18 2007
  • ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview released

    ScottGu and Brad Abrams have announced the release of the first preview of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions.  The release includes great new features like:

    • MVC Framework
    • ASP.NET Silverlight controls
    • AJAX Enhancements like History support
    • Dynamic Data Controls
    • Entity Framework
    • ADO.NET Data Services

    Grab it from here:  ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions

    Also available is the MVCToolkit (courtesy of Rob Conery) which contains a bunch…

    • Mon, Dec 10 2007
  • 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…

    • Wed, Nov 21 2007
  • ASP.NET UI Control Users Wanted

    With 2008 right around the corner I am putting together my travel plans, part of which includes visits to developers, designers, architects and CTO's who's challenges include building web-based applications.  If you are a user of ASP.NET user interface controls (Infragistics or any others) and have an hour to spare some time next year, then I would love to come talk to you about the problems you face in developing…

    • Fri, Nov 9 2007
  • NetAdvantage for ASP.NET Aikido CTP Released

    This past Tuesday morning we released the first public CTP of NetAdvantage for ASP.NET Aikido, a project that has consumed a significant portion of my life for the past 6 months.  The CTP represents the introduction of a new series of controls based on our new Aikido framework, which is the first significant re-architecture of the product since its inception over 7 years ago.  The new framework is designed from the ground…

    • Mon, Nov 5 2007
  • NetAdvantage for ASP.NET Volume 7.2 Beta released

    The next beta release of NetAdvantage for ASP.NET 7.2 is available to subscribers now, and this release continues the products long tradition of adding value in each release.

    Let’s start with the long expected Gauge.  It’s got digital gauges, radial gauges and numeric display gauges and, as many of you who have beta tested it know, this is no small control.  It’s got a lot of power to it.

    If you tried out the beta version…

    • Thu, Jun 21 2007
  • Silverlight proof-of-technology

    At TechEd this year, Infragistics showed a cool proof-of-technology demo based on the Silverlight 1.1 framework.  The demo shows not only how developers and designers can use the power of Silverlight to create some amazing user experiences by combining rich media and content, but also demonstrates three prototype Silverlight-based controls we have been working on, an Image Slider control, Slider Panel control, and Chart…

    • Thu, Jun 14 2007
  • NetAdvantage 7.1 Gauge Beta

    As part of the NetAdvantage for .NET 7.1 product we will be releasing a beta version of our WinGauge and WebGauge controls.  The gauges include Radial gauge, Linear gauge and Numeric display capabilities.  The image below demonstrates some of the style presets we are working on:

    You can check out the gauge features on the Infragistics website, and if your a current subscribe you can download the NetAdvantage beta bits…

    • Thu, Feb 8 2007
  • Infragistics WPF controls featured in TechEd Europe and DevConnections keynotes

    Those of you who attended Eric Rudders keynote at TechEd Europe, or the Monday night keynote at DevConnections in Las Vegas got to see a preview of the DataPresenter, a WPF control that Infragistics has been working on for a long time as part of the keynote Fabrikam demos.

    (You can watch the entire keynote here.  The DataPresenter is shown a little after the 42nd minute)

    This is a closeup of the control in the demo:

    • Fri, Nov 10 2006
  • First post via Live Writer

    Just testing Live Writer out....I normally post to my personal blogs (www.geekswithblogs.com/devin) but with Live Writer I can start cross-posting to both when appropriate.  Kind of like the Web Layout and Web Preview modes that it offers too.

    Also found two nice plugins that I am sure I will utilize quite frequently:

    Code Formatting Plugin

    Flickr Integration

    • Thu, Aug 17 2006