Updated Infragistics UI/UX Desktop Components Support .NET 5

Infragistics announced a new update to its UI/UX components suite, declaring that the .NET-centric Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) components are compatible with .NET 5, Microsoft's open source and cross-platform evolution of the old Windows-only .NET Framework.

.NET 5, which shipped November 2020 and which was described by Infragistics as, "arguably the biggest release of .NET since its inception," is fully supported in the WinForms and WPF components included in the new update, Infragistics Ultimate 20.2.

".NET 5 brings a huge improvement in what developers can achieve within the .NET ecosystem," the company said in a blog post. "Modernize your desktop applications with .NET 5 and gain better performance, side-by-side installations, self-contained applications, and apps that are decoupled from the Windows OS. Not only that, but you'll get to work with the latest .NET 5 CLI tools and SDK-style projects in Visual Studio, and code against the latest C# 9 language features."

The new update also adds three new products that target other platforms: Uno Platform, UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and WinUI, the latter of which is a UI framework that uses Fluent Design to provide a native UX framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and UWP applications.

"For organizations that are building applications across modern platforms, Ultimate 20.2 also includes new preview toolkits of the new Uno 3.1, WinUI and UWP frameworks, allowing developers to build cross-platform apps on modern Windows devices such as PCs, Xbox One, HoloLens, Surface Hub, as well as apps which can run natively on iOS, macOS, Android, Linux, and WebAssembly," Infragisitics said in a Jan. 7 news release.

The new Ultimate offering also caters to web developers, with updated UI components for Angular, Blazor, React and use-anywhere web components.

Furthermore, a brand-new preview is available for the Indigo.Design App Builder, designed to help teams quickly design and build complete business apps for the web. "In a nutshell, it's a cloud-based app that makes builder modern web applications blazing fast," the company said.

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