Infragistics Debuts NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch

Code-free Dashboards and Data Visualization UI Controls Enable Business Developers to Quickly Build Applications on the latest Microsoft Development Platform

Jul 26, 2011, 14:30 ET from Infragistics, Inc.

CRANBURY, N.J. and ELSTREE, England, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the experience design software company and world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, today debuts NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch, a powerful and flexible set of Silverlight-based NetAdvantage UI Tools, shells and themes enabling business users and developers to quickly build and share business applications on the desktop, browser and the cloud.

NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch and NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch Light, a free version, empower users to build expressive and immersive application dashboards customized for their business needs.

"NetAdvantage for LightSwitch extends the LightSwitch 'toolbox' with UI controls, shells and themes that enable customers to incorporate code-free dashboards and rich data visualizations into applications quickly," said Dean Guida, CEO of Infragistics. "The LightSwitch development environment provides a pragmatic approach to application development and our leading XAML controls and market experience enables business users and developers to build and augment applications that deliver the best user experiences possible".

In NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch, Infragistics introduces the optimized data visualizations of the market leading Data Chart and Gauge controls. The Data Chart is designed for large data sets ranging into the millions of data points and includes zooming and range selection features. The control also includes the ability to add chart layers to Area Series, Column Series, Line Series, Spline Series, Spline Area Series, Step Area Series, Step Line Series and Pie Charts with ease and elegance.

Users can achieve rich editing experiences through controls like the Infragistics Slider, Mask and Numeric Editors, as well as geospatial and thematic mapping scenarios through the Map control, with capabilities to visualize anything from seating to floor plans to warehouse contents.

Rounding out the NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch offering is a custom shell extension as well as unique themes that go beyond the standard or default themes currently available in LightSwitch.

Highlights include the Outlook Bar / Tileview Shell Extension designed to provide expressive layouts, the IG Theme, an Infragistics visual theme that brings a modern look and feel to any LightSwitch application, and Orange, Metro, and Office 2010 Blue Themes.

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NetAdvantage for LightSwitch Light, a free version with fewer UI controls, custom shells and themes, enables customers to customize applications with richer displays of and interaction with their data.

Pricing and Availability

Customers who subscribe to NetAdvantage Ultimate will automatically receive NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch. NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch, available today, is also sold separately with an introductory price of $195 USD (MSRP) and $695 USD (MSRP) with priority support. After the introductory offer expires, the product will be priced at $395 USD (MSRP) and $895 USD (MSRP) with priority support.

NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch Light is free.

To upgrade to NetAdvantage Ultimate or for quantity pricing and corporate licensing please contact Infragistics at 800-231-8588 or

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About Infragistics

As the world leader in user interface development tools and experts in User Centered Design, Infragistics empowers developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualization in line of business applications across all platforms — Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET and Silverlight. Infragistics also has a range of value-added services including UI testing tools, support, training and consulting services. For additional information on Infragistics, products and career opportunities, please visit or call us in the U.S. at +1 (800) 231-8588, +1 (609) 448-2000; in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA) at +44 (0) 20 8387 1474; or in Japan at +81 3 5474 8040.

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