What's New in NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch

What’s new in Infragistics NetAdvantage for LightSwitch 2012 Volume 2?

  • Visual Studio 2012 Support - Visual Studio 2012 compatibility across the LightSwitch product line.

What’s new in Infragistics NetAdvantage for LightSwitch 2012 Volume 1?

  • Pivot Grid - Conveniently bind to flat data structures, like Microsoft Excel or SQL. The new Pivot Grid gives your end users the ability to perform deep analysis on multi-million row data sets that are housed in OLAP servers.
  • OLAP Data Source – Give your end users a true drill-down experience by integrating our Pivot Grid control with an OLAP data source.
  • Drag & Drop – Users can intuitively drag and drop fields from the field selector onto the Pivot Grid and rearrange the fields within row and column groups to see their data sliced and diced however they wish.
  • Filtering – Let your users filter the data so they see only the detail pertinent to their analysis.
  • Drilldown – Expand row and column fields to allow your users to drilldown into the data to extract meaning from the numbers.
  • OLAP Pivot Table for Silverlight – Allows users to create crosstabs and drilldown as they interact with data in Microsoft Excel with full-featured online analytical processing (OLAP) support.
  • Multidimensional Data – Unlock the full potential of your data warehouses, your OLAP cubes and your multidimensional data stores.

What’s new in Infragistics NetAdvantage for LightSwitch 2011 Volume 2?
The latest version of NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch now offers the xamDataGrid from Silverlight.

Grid
Ported from the Silverlight xamWebGrid, the new LightSwitch xamGrid control is fast when performing the most common business usage scenarios. With xamGrid enabled as a LightSwitch extension, a LightSwitch developer can swap the existing Microsoft default grid with this high-performance, feature-laden Grid control, which enhances the overall productivity in the product.

  • Filtering - Included a row filtering mechanism for users who need to work with a lot of information. The Filter Row lets users fill-in values and then select the kind of filtering they’d like to perform from a convenient drop down of conditions, including less than, greater than, equal to, contains, starts with and more.
  • Sorting and Multi-Column Sorting – Sort by single or multiple data columns.
  • Paging – Enable your users to page through data using a customizable pager element which you can position and align within the grid, and fully style by template.
  • Summaries - Users can select calculations from a dropdown on each column to have them applied to all rows, and you can add your own custom calculations.
  • GroupBy Settings - Users can interactively group (and un-group) rows together by a common value or condition by simply dragging and dropping the column header to the positionable group-by area.
  • Embedded Controls Support – The Data Grid offers full support for embedded controls.
  • Column Moving - Make it easy for your users to rearrange the columns of the Data Grid control into any sequence that they want, simply by dragging and dropping them.
  • Column Chooser Settings – This feature provides a simple UI that allows you to expose a way for end users to select the specific columns they want to see in the grid, including properties such as Allow Hide Column and an Allow Hidden Column Indicator.
  • Resizing - Column resizing provides your users with the ability to intuitively rearrange and personalize the layout of their Data Grid, enabling you to create richer, data-intensive applications. The control includes the ability to resize columns, multiple columns and cell areas, as the capability to Double-Click to Size.
  • Fixed Columns Support - Sometimes your users have to work with large numbers of columns in their data, just like in an Excel spreadsheet, and the Data Grid is up to that task because it supports fixed columns. Users have only to fix a column to either the left or right side of the grid by dragging it there, and that will cause it to fix itself in place (a grid column can also be designated as fixed programmatically).
  • Editing – In-cell editing is easy to configure. Your users can place editable cells into edit mode in many ways, including (but not limited to) double-clicking on them, or pressing F2 while in the cell.
  • Clipboard Support - Let your users cut, copy and paste both within this Data Grid, and into other data grids or applications like Microsoft Excel.
  • Selections Settings - Complete activation and selection support for the grid rows, columns, and cells within the rows gives your users freedom to select what information they want. We relieve you from workarounds like having to handle mouse events yourself, or having to include a checkbox column with selection built into the control. You can easily identify and style the rows, columns and cells that your users have selected.