Announcing Infragistics Ultimate 20.2: What's New!

Brian Lagunas / Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With today's launch, we are very excited to get Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 into your hands. Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 builds on four key themes:

  • Innovating New Products for Cross Platform App Development
  • .NET 5 Support for Windows Forms and WPF
  • Best of Breed Modern Web (Angular, Blazor, React, and Web Components)
  • Changing the Way You Design, Test, and Build Apps with Indigo.Design App Builder

 Let’s look at these areas in more detail.

Innovating New Products for Cross Platform App Development

As the technology for cross platform app development evolves, so does Infragistics Ultimate UI.  You can now take advantage of the most modern cross platform frameworks to build your next application using the best grids and charts that Infragistics has to offer.  Infragistics Ultimate UI is architected for high-speed rendering, delivering the fastest UX possible for your apps including feature rich APIs and the guidance you need to build modern cross platform experiences in desktop, mobile, and web browsers.

Today’s release of Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 comes with three brand new products for building cross platform desktop, mobile, and web applications.

Each of these products will be shipping as a Preview and will include the following controls:

  • Bullet Graph
  • Category Chart
  • Data Chart - with over 50 chart types
  • Data Grid
  • Doughnut Chart
  • Linear Gauge
  • Pie Chart
  • Radial Gauge
  • Sparkline

If you’re not familiar with either of these three technologies, here is a quick summary:

Uno Platform

The Uno Platform is a Universal Windows Platform Bridge that allows UWP-based .NET code (C# and XAML) to run on iOS, Android, macOS, WebAssembly, Linux and Windows 7 using a single codebase. This allows you to build cross platform applications for desktop, mobile, and web using Visual Studio, C#, XAML, and the UWP APIs and tooling. You can also take advantage of powerful Visual Studio features such as XAML Hot Reload and C# Edit and Continue during the development process.  Uno also provides support for the popular Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern on all platforms, with binding, styling, custom controls and data-templating features. If you’re a Prism developer, you can even use Prism in your Uno applications.

UWP

UWP is Microsoft’s latest platform for creating cross platform client applications for Windows 10 devices such as PC, Xbox, Surface, Surface Hub, HoloLens, and IoT devices. UWP apps can make use of WinRT APIs, Win32 APIs, and .Net Classes to provide powerful applications that can run across multiple platforms with a single codebase.

WinUI

The Windows UI Library (WinUI) is a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop and UWP apps. Simply put, WinUI is a set of UI controls based on the Fluent Design System that have been decoupled from the Windows 10 SDK to be used in your MFC, WinForms, WPF, or UWP apps. You can think of WinUI as being the path forward for all Windows apps. You can use WinUI to compose your UI layer in native UWP or Win32 apps, or modernize your existing desktop applications piece by piece with the use of XAML Islands.

No matter which technology you choose to build your cross-platform applications, Infragistics Ultimate UI has you covered.

.NET 5 Support

With 20.2, we are shipping full support for the Microsoft’s newest release of .NET 5 in both our Windows Forms and WPF products. Arguably the biggest release of .NET since its inception, .NET 5 brings a huge improvement in what developers can achieve within the .Net ecosystem. Modernize your desktop applications with .NET 5 and gain better performance, side-by-side installations, self-contained applications, and apps that are decoupled from the Windows OS.  Not only that, but you’ll get to work with the latest .NET 5 CLI tools and SDK-style projects in Visual Studio, and code against the latest C# 9 language features.

It’s also worth mentioning that Infragistics Ultimate UI for WPF will support both the Visual Studio Toolbox and the new Visual Studio designer for both our .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5 versions of our assemblies.  We are in the process of adding the new designer support for Ultimate UI for WinForms and we will release it as soon as it is ready.

Best of Breed Modern Web

Ignite UI is the best-of-breed choice for high-performance modern web development – and we are continuing to innovate with new components, features, and updates to all four of our modern web platforms.

Ignite UI for Angular

We offer the most complete UI toolset on the market for Angular developers.  With everything from Data Grids, Business & Financial Charts to Spreadsheet & Excel Library, plus dozens of additional controls, Ignite UI for Angular helps you deliver complete solutions for the modern web, with the best tooling and the deepest feature set that your customers demand.  We are keeping the pedal to the metal with Ignite UI for Angular, shipping near-monthly releases, with more and more of the features that will help you deliver amazing experiences in your apps.

Here are a few highlights of what we shipped in the last few updates:

  • Support for Angular 11
  • Accessibility Improvements
  • Data Grid - Add New row
  • Hierarchical Data Grid – Enhanced multi-cell selection behavior
  • Enhanced Excel Style Filtering
  • Ignite UI Excel Export Service
  • 220+ Material Icons

… and a ton more!

To read all of the details of the latest Ignite UI for Angular releases, check out the following blogs:

Ignite UI for Blazor       

Ignite UI for Blazor is the newest addition to the Ignite UI product line. It’s official release was just three short months ago, and today it’s getting another huge update.  With brand new components such as the Blazor Date Picker, updated features to the Blazor DataGrid such as Row Editing, and a brand new Blazor Excel Library, this 20.2 release of Ignite UI for Blazor will help take your Blazor apps to the next level.

Be sure to check out the “Ignite UI for Blazor – What’s New in 20.2” blog post for more information.

Ignite UI for React

Ignite UI for React is quickly becoming one of our most popular products in the Ignite UI family, and rightfully so. Ignite UI for React has the world’s fastest virtualized real-time, live-data React grid with interactive responsive web design features like built-in column types, templating support, column sorting, filtering, group headers, editing, selection and more.

With today’s Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 release, the Ignite UI for React data grid feature set gets even more expansive with added accessibility support, and a powerful row editing feature to give you even more control over the editing experience in your React applications.

Be sure to check out the “Ignite UI for React – What’s New in 20.2” blog post for more information.

Ignite UI for Web Components

As you know, the power of web components comes from their ability to work on any web platform with any web framework. This is because web components are web standards compliant components that are dependency free, pure HTML/JavaScript, and are native HTML elements. This means that you can use any of the many Ignite UI for Web Components in Angular, React, Vue, Blazor, or any other web framework you can think of.

It’s no secret, accessibility is on the mind of every web developer writing modern web apps today. Your end-users who are visually impaired will typically require the assistance of a screen reader to interpret and interact with grid-based applications.

In today’s Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 release, the Ignite UI for Web Components data grid now has the best support for accessibility compared with other the Web Components grids available today. Besides unmatched accessibility, the Ignite UI for Web Components also received updates to the date grid, the multi-column combo box, and a brand-new date picker.

Be sure to check out the “Ignite UI for Web Components – What’s New in 20.2” blog post for more information.

Changing the Way you Design, Test, and Build Apps with Indigo.Design App Builder

We are excited today to announce the public availability of the Indigo.Design App Builder. Indigo.Design App Builder is a brand-new tool that helps teams design and build complete business apps for the web faster than ever before. In a nutshell, it's a cloud-based app that makes builder modern web applications blazing fast.  Backed by a complete design system, compatible with popular design tools like Adobe XD, Sketch & Figma, with real UI controls, endless theming options and standards-based code output, there is no limit to what you can build with the Indigo.Design App Builder.

At a high-level, you can do this with App Builder today:

  • Easily create single page applications (SPA) using Ignite for Angular UI components (future React, Web Components, Blazor)
  • Preview design of the created application
  • Generate the code of their application – in a real-time preview or download the entire app


To learn more about our vision for app building, and what you can do with the Indigo.Design App Build, check out the launch blog!

Let's Wrap This Baby Up!

As you can see, today's Infragistics Ultimate 20.2 release is MASSIVE! There is a lot for you to read about, new products to installs, and new features to play with. If you have ideas about new features we should bring to our components, important issues we need to fix, or even brand new components you’d like us to introduce, please let us know by posting them on our Product Ideas website. Follow and engage with us on Twitter via @infragistics. You can also follow and contact me directly on Twitter at @brianlagunasYou can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new videos, and follow me on Twitch to watch me stream live.  Also make sure to connect with our various teams via our Community Forums where you can interact with Infragistics engineers and other customers.  

Lastly, when you do build something cool with our products, please make sure to let us know.