Announcing the new WPF XamDataGrid Control Configurator

Infragistics Team / Monday, February 05, 2018

If you're a customer of our Infragistics Ultimate UI for WPF controls, then you are probably already aware of our innovative new control configurators.  Configurators enable Infragistics customers to more easily learn and discover the control APIs because as properties or collections are changed at design-time, these changes are immediately reflected in the Configurator UI. The Configurators also have customized property window categories that group properties by feature.  The Infragistics Control Configurators are a giant leap forward in Visual Studio design-time tooling, providing you with an unparalleled experience and feature set.  Simply put, the control configurators are the gold standard of excellence for a design-time development experience.

With our initial release of the control configurators we supported the following controls:

  • XamBulletGraph
  • XamCategoryChart
  • XamLinearGauge
  • XamPieChart
  • XamRadialGauge

Since our first release, we have had a large number of requests for a control configurator for our most popular, and most complex control in the Ultimate UI for WPF product; the xamDataGrid.  The wait is over!  We are excited to announce the immediate availability of the new xamDataGrid control configurator.

As you know, the Infragistics WPF XamDataGrid is a feature-rich, high performing data grid that meets the needs of demanding enterprise line-of-business applications.  For new users the API and vast feature set can be overwhelming.  With the xamDataGrid control configurator, we make it dead simple to bind your data, add your fields and field layouts, and turn the most important features on and off with the click of a button.  When you're done adding the features you want, you simply hit the "Apply & Close" button and all the code will be generated for you.

Your next question is probably, "How do I get it?"

If you have already installed the Infragistics Control Configurators then you don't have to do anything.  The Visual Studio extension will be updated automatically via the Visual Studio Marketplace.  If you haven't installed the control configurators yet, you can download and install them directly from within Visual Studio or by visiting the Visual Studio marketplace.

If you are a WPF line-of-business developer, we strongly encourage you to investigate Ultimate UI for WPF. Feature-rich controls, outstanding support, and design-time Control Configurators for visually configuring your controls, and let us know what you think.

The Infragistics documentation for the Configurators is here:

The Infragistics YouTube videos for the WPF Configurators are here: