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Jun 10 2010   5:41PM GMT

Infragistics releases WPF data visualization controls at Microsoft TechEd

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At Microsoft TechEd 2010 Monday, user interface (UI) development tools provider Infragistics released a set of data visualization controls for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that were previously available only for Silverlight. NetAdvantage for WPF Data Visualization and its Silverlight counterpart can be used to build UIs for applications involving business intelligence and other forms of data reporting.

“Most people have a lot of data that is under-analyzed,” said Megan Sheehan, senior product manager at Infragistics. “You’ve got different data sets and data streams, and it is not a trivial undertaking to set out to analyze it and present the data in a way that is clear, understandable and actionable.”

The WPF and Silverlight data visualization tools share a common XAML code base, which Sheehan said will make it easier for developers to re-use UI controls between platforms.

Both versions of NetAdvantage Data Visualization contain a few newer features. Pivot Grid, for example, lets developers use online analytical processing (OLAP) in business intelligence applications. Infragistics also added in more than 30 formulas for financial applications, barcode symbologies, financial data charting and tree mapping.

Both data visualization products require Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 and start at $595.

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