Infragistics Professional Reviews

I'm using the tools from Infragistics since a few months and saw many others. I'm still satisfied with this toolset and miss nothing. Although I'm primarily working with Windows Forms and WPF, I also tried ASP.NET and Silverlight for another project recently. ASP.NET is already very voluminous, may be a bit too much. Silverlight on the other hand has only a few controls so far, but they are very powerful compared to others. I'm really looking forward to the next SL release Infragistics announced, there will be a lot more to come.
Excellent product. Great support. We have tried different product suites, and Infragistics' is the best so far. The components are well-designed with great functionalities. The suite covers almost every requirement that we set. Thus, our development cycle is shortened.
The best of the best... Excellent product, documentation and support. Sure, it is pricier than the rest, but you do get what you pay for. I initially bought an alternative suite, which is half the price of Infragistics, but got absolutely nothing out of that product. So, in my mind Infragistics is a lot cheaper than the other suite because it gets things done. Go with Infragistics, you can't lose.
Fantastic product. Great set of features, although abit too heavy for light weight windows applications. Also, too many assemblies to deploy for a small app. But otherwise I like it better than the rest so far.

Very Good, the best of the best

United Kingdom
I've had a subscription now for 2 years and have also C1 components & Janus. I think these components are the rolls royce in the market place from quality, documentation and support. I would like to a few more components around pdf/reporting and sizer. But these components are best i've used since purchasing janus system years ago. Well worth the money ! Especially if using ASP.NET version, they made my life so much easier.
United Kingdom
I'm trying to write a web based software. I have just written 4 webforms and I have 3 bugs to my name. I'm not even a ASP.NET/ C# guru, but still have got these bugs. Its good for simple layouts but as soon you want to do anything clever it does not live upto the expectations. Unlike the windows the web controls are not that easy. You really need to be an expert to use them and your speed will have the bumps(bugs) definitely. Regards Deepak
Infragistics it´s perfect! but why tree starts... simple this one missing report component and pocket pc component.. if infragistics include graphics and grids components to pocket pc they will be perfect with a 10 starts **********
Infragistics is the best component package I have ever used. I have used the .NET component package for some time and it always delivers! The NetAdvantage Suite contains both Windows Forms and Web controls as well as the ActiveX controls. You can't beat the deal!
The Netherlands
I've worked with both the UltraGrid and the UltraChart in C# .NET. They are both quite nice and have nice features. However, if you want something out-of-the-ordinary, these are not the controls to use. To try them out, the controls are quite straight forward and even provide wizzards. However, if you want to further customise a control, you need to change whole combinations of properties and they are NOT DOCUMENTED at all. The help file is quite empty. The few examples that are provided always show the obvious, like the method without the parameters, in stead of the difficult functionality. You can only try to browse in the Infragistics use groups. Infragistics usual reaction on questions or problem reports, is the advice to upgrade, which usually doesn't help for the problem you have. After such an upgrade some feature didn't seem to work anymore. As it turned out, the default value of some property had changed. The chart also had a thing crashing my whole app. I could program around it by disabling the whole chart before painting and then, at the Paint event, enabling it again. The chart's arrows are very long and that doesn't make the chart easier to understand, and you can't adjust their lenght. There is no way to control the length of the labels, either on the axis or in the legend. Moreover, the spaces between the legend items are determined by the chart itself and differ for each chart. There is no way to determine how wide the space will be, it looks as if Infragistics determines it randomly. So, either I truncate it too early, leaving empty space, or the text disappears below the legend items. Infragistics told me they would improve the access to the labels in a further release, although not this actual problem. I could not get the logaritmic axis scale work; either the axis labels remained empty or the control crashed my app. Using a PrintDialog before printing had to be implemented in completely different ways for both controls. With the chart it could be nice implemented. With the grid, strangely, I had to call Print first, and it wasn't until its InitializePrint event, that I could show the PrintDialog and adjust the settings.