I've got a problem. One of the datagrids a website which I am developing, doesn't show any rows >ever< when viewed under the new Google Chrome browser that was released earlier today.
Has anyone else noticed any inconsistences with the Infragistics controls and Google Chrome?
I've published two screenshots on my review of Google Chrome here: http://blog.evolvedsoftwarestudios.com/2008/09/02/web-browser-wars-room-for-one-more-google-launch-google-chrome/ (scroll right down to the last two images in the article).
I've left an "ignore at your own risk" message through the feature request page as you mention. To be honest, if Infragistics do not support Webkit (Safari and Google Chrome) you may as well all stop work and find other jobs - this is such a dealbreaking problem.
I'm sure the Project Management team will make the right decision and repair or replace the WebGrid. Perhaps via the Aikido framework that you mention earlier. I need to get started on that; how close to release are you with that? (edit: How close are you to a release of the new WebGrid?)
According to the BlogSphere, Google Chrome is taking significant market share, mostly at the expense of FireFox. I hope that your components can support it ASAP, as at the moment anyone using an Infragistics WebGrid on a live project is going to be severely stuck if anyone uses Safari or Chrome.
Your expert and honest feedback is much appreciated. We also agree with that (even before Chrome was released) and this is one of the reasons we have public CTPs for Aikido - so you can guys see that online, even download it and play a bit if you have the time - just an honest preview on what we are working and what we will be shipping next.
So if you have played with Aikido, you have probably noticed that it works quite well with Chrome already and now that Chrome is out, we will make even more efforts to support it officially. You surely understand however, that we really cannot make an official statement about Chrome right now, since it is a beta browser and its first beta release was just a week ago, we need time.
WebDataGrid (the new generation of grid product we will be shipping) is one of the major points in our next release (2008.3) and I assure you that you will be amazed by what we will ship. I can only encourage you do download the CTP from the links I sent you above and see for yourself what we were up to a couple of months back (and now we have much much more).
We have a public Aikido CTP forum and our PMs are quite active there - any feedback you give us will be taken very seriously and we do count on that. The Aikido public forum is located here:
Thanks for the feedback again.
I will forward this thread to our PM - hopefully he can add something more than I can do at this point on UltraWebGrid / WebDataGrid.in Chrome/Safari.
We are currently targeting first week of November to ship our 2008 Volume 3 that will include our new Aikido based WebDataGrid.
As for Chrome, we have done some preliminary testing of our new WebDataGrid on it. Since all Aikido controls are designed to support Safari, we have been seeing same results on both Safari and Chrome for the most part. Due to the arrival of Chrome after our test plans had been finalized for this release, we were not able to do a complete round of testing on Chrome as we would like. But since Chrome is based on Safari WebKit, I expect to see it work no differently that it would do on Safari.