Infragistics, a provider of presentation layer development tools, will support Visual Studio 2008 by providing compatibility between its core products and the newly released tool set from Microsoft, the Princeton, N.J., company announced Feb. 27.
Infragistics' NetAdvantage for .Net 2008 volume 1 and NetAdvantage for WPF 2007 volume 2 are now compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. The NetAdvantage user interface components take advantage of many of the new features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to enable developers and development teams to create immersive user experiences and compelling applications, Infragistics officials said.
"NetAdvantage takes advantage of the new capabilities in the Visual Studio 2008 framework with enhanced support for LINQ (Language-Integrated Query) and improved CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) design tools in our ASP.NET product to enable collaboration between developers and designers inside the design surface," said Steve Dadoly, vice president of Engineering at Infragistics, in a statement. "Plus, NetAdvantage for WPF [Windows Presentation Foundation] makes use of advanced features like IntelliSense, which provides the ability to add tools to the design toolbox and design surface drag and drop capabilities to simplify development."
Some of the key features in Visual Studio 2008 that NetAdvantage takes advantage of are: .NET Framework multi-targeting development to support different versions of the .Net Framework; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Design Tools; integration of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Extensions into .NET Framework 3.5; the LINQ DataSource control in ASP.NET 3.5; Visual Studio Design Time Support; toolbox Integration; and IntelliSense support, the company said.
"Microsoft is pleased to see that Infragistics has worked to make NetAdvantage for .NET and NetAdvantage for WPF compatible with Visual Studio 2008. Development teams can now create innovative user experiences on the latest Microsoft platforms including Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and the Web," said Jay Roxe, Microsoft's group product manager for Visual Studio, in a statement.