(18-Jul-11) Infragistics Inc. released a suite of its data visualization controls for Windows Phone developers at the end of June, after previewing the mobile UI technology in April. The XAML mobile controls, which support Windows Phone 7 gestures and the Metro UI, are available to licensed users of the company's NetAdvantage Ultimate 2011 Volume 1 suite, which shipped in early June. NetAdvantage for Windows Phone 2011 Volume 1 is also available as a standalone suite.
The Windows Phone controls, many of which are mobile versions of the company's widely used desktop counterparts, include a bar code and bar code reader, data chart, bullet graph, gauge, info box, treemap, message box, slider and dialog window. The XAML mobile controls are based on the same APIs as the desktop and are consistent, from a developer standpoint, with the company's UI controls for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight. Volume 1 offers a heavy dose of data visualization and interactive charting capability for mobile dashboards, app navigation and analytics.
We took some of our data visualization controls that you see across our other suites, specifically in the XAML suites, and ported them and made them optimized for the Windows Phone experience," said Jason Beres, vice president of Product Management at Infragistics. "With the mobile form factor, we looked at where there was a gap in the market and data visualization was a key area."