Visual Studio 2010 & Silverlight 4 Bits Roadmap

Jason Beres / Thursday, April 15, 2010

I have gotten a bunch of emails in the last week about our Silverlight 4 compiled bits, so I want to take this opportunity to update you all on the plans for the next week.

Sometime next week (I am hoping Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe) we will post a Service Release which contains our Silverlight 4 compiled 10.1 builds of the Data Visualization and Line of Business controls, as well as our final regression tested CLR 4/Visual Studio 2010 builds.  As most of you early adopters are aware, Infragistics was the first component vendor to announce support for Visual Studio 2010, and along the last year we have been doing our best to address bugs in both our product and with Microsoft.  I want to thank all of you for your patience as we went through this process; it’s not easy being an early adopter and we truly appreciate the time you spent on making sure our product works with the latest Microsoft RTM's.

From a roadmap perspective, this means that all Silverlight product from here on out will target Silverlight 4, so as you and your customers are auto updated with the new plug-in, you’ll be taking advantage of the latest features in Silverlight 4 that we are incorporating into the product.

I am looking for all of the stories on new Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4 applications that you’ll be building with the Infragistics tools.  The productivity gains in the new Silverlight designer, the data sources window and the cool new property editors makes creating Silverlight apps a snap now.  A favorite non-visual feature in CLR 4 for me is Parallel LINQ, or PLINQ. PLINQ basically extends the LINQ syntax to take advantage of the Parallel Extensions in CLR 4, so with almost no changes, your application can take full advantage of multi-processor and multi-core processors.  Definitely check PLINQ out if you are a LINQ fan.

So keep an eye on this blog and the Service Release page to be the first to install when we release next week.

If you have any questions on the roadmap, Silverlight 4 or Visual Studio 2010 features or anything else, shoot me and email at jasonb@infragistics.com.