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With Infragistics providing its 25+ years of best-in-breed, high-performance UI Data Grids and charts, and OpenFin providing the operating layer, financial services app developers can focus on their core business — not on the widget.
At its core, OpenFin is an operating layer that provides easy APIs to allow multiple windows to share information locally. This circumvents the scenario where a web server relays information between windows, allowing for a more secure, performant experience without the latency or potential security risks that comes with a remote publish/subscribe model — issues those in the financial services world want to avoid at all costs.
With information being shared over the OpenFin InterApp Bus, Infragistics components — already well known for being the fastest and most performant in the industry — really excel. The secure pub/sub between child parent and child windows — using very little code — works both for your new web and mobile technologies, as well as with your existing and future desktop applications. This bi-modal solution allows for app communication in several key scenarios.
First, a parent HTML5 app can communicate via OpenFin with other HTML5 apps in child windows:
Next, a WPF app can communicate with other WPF apps and and HTML5 apps, each in their respective child windows:
Finally — and importantly — SignalIR can be introduced to the model, allowing the parent app to communicate both with child WPF and HTML5 apps and mobile apps developed with Ultimate UI for Xamarin:
In his 13 June 2017 FinJS London presentation, Jason Beres — Infragistics Senior VP of Developer Tools and 11-year Microsoft MVP — demonstrates how quick and easy it is to use Infragistics and OpenFin technologies to deliver a modern, bi-modal desktop-web solution, all while maintaining your existing rich client investment.
For those interested in going into still greater detail, Senior Product Architect Graham Murray deep-dives on this demo, walking you through Infragistics-OpenFin applications, as well as taking you behind the scenes of how it works:
For more information about building responsive web applications that work with the OpenFin operating layer, visit our Ignite UI product page, where you can download a trial version for free. For more info about bringing fast, beautiful, cross-platform mobile apps that can be integrated into an OpenFin solution, check out our Ultimate UI for Xamarin page.