jQuery/HTML5 Controls Infragistics Review

Sam Deering
Tweet

What is Infragistics?

Infragistics is a company which builds custom components not just for ASP.NET but for other platforms as well. Their products enable developers to create UIs that are the foundation for developing applications with data visualization in line of business applications for platforms that include: Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET and Silverlight as well as jQuery/HTML5, and mobile controls for the Windows Phone, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android.

With the following features:

  • Over 50 2D and 3D Chart Types.
  • Design-time Convenience – Custom wizard for designing single-layer or multilayer charts, with optimized default presets to ensure you will make the best presentation of the chart type you have chosen to display.
  • Composite Charting – Build complex charts with Series Collections, Chart Area Collections and Chart Layers Collections.
  • Advanced Graphics – Use Anti-Aliasing, Alpha-Blending, Solid 3D, 2D or our custom Paint Elements to design the highest quality visual appearance.
  • Multiple Rendering – Choose from multiple image types for rendering.

Infragistics has been hands-down the greatest general-purpose suite out there for Windows Forms controls. In fact, I can tell that the design time experience with their products is better than that of several other competitors I’ve used. The components are well-designed with great functionality. The suite covers almost every requirement that I set.

Here are some of their featured Controls:

Chart

This jQuery Chart control offers a full set of dynamic HTML5 business charts right out of the box, including bar, line, bubble, polar, radial area, range, step, spline, scatter line, OHLC and candlestick charts, as well as technical indicators.

The Chart offers Touch support, so you can use Pinch gestures to zoom in and out of Charting Elements, like our Financial Series.

HTML Editor

The WYSIWYG editor offers rich text formatting, the ability to insert images, links, lists and tables; clipboard support and source and design views.

File Upload

This Multiple File Upload lets your users upload one or more files (limited only by your settings) at a time asynchronously using AJAX.

Combo Box

Auto-Suggest: As the user types, the Combo’s auto-suggest picks up the entered text and displays a list of suggested values.

How much does it cost?

You would have to have an account on their website first to obtain a Free Trial for any current Infragistics Product because once you select the specific product you’d like to download, you will be then asked to log in. If you do not have an account, you can Create a Free Account.

Although if you subscribe, your subscription entitles you to one year of access to all Infragistics upgrades, service releases and support.

Renewing your subscription is really good also since it will allow you to continue to receive all Infragistics upgrades, ensuring that all key new browsers, operating systems, security standards etc. are supported within the Infragistics products you are developing with.

Conclusion:

It is true you do get what you pay for and look no further than Infragistics for quality and support. jQuery4u recommends the Infragistics controls to any serious developer who is trying to create robust mission-critical applications for either Win Forms or Web Forms because I really think you’ll be happy with the purchase of their products. Have a peek at the trial version and then decide.

Free book: Jump Start HTML5 Basics

Grab a free copy of one our latest ebooks! Packed with hints and tips on HTML5's most powerful new features.

No Reader comments