Infragistics has just released the final version of their Windows/Web controls suite - NetAdvantage 2005 vol. 3 for Visual Studio 2005. After downloading and installing it, I fired up VS2005 and:
- Upgraded some of my projects... went smoothly.
- Checked the VS2005 Visual Inheritance Lockdown Feature status...
it seems they too went with disabling the VI and so far I couldn't find any workaround to enable it. I wish they too will provide the means to re-enable Visual Inheritance in the next releases. [Update of an update] After reading Miha's post and spending a bit more time on this one, I decided that... I need to give it a few more rounds before making more comments on it. Looks like the issues I was having while playing with it probably weren't related to the lockdown feature, but my improper use of VI. However, the designer does behave a little unusual, depending on what you want to do with the controls' code. More to come.
- Used the ToolBox utility to get the contols' tool icons into my toolbox... if using this tool you get a weird error [Package 'ToolBox Control Installer Package' failed to load. at EnvDTE._DTE.ExecuteCommand(String CommandName, String CommandArgs)], check out this page for the possible resolution. It worked for me.
That said... this is another great release from Infragistics I've been waiting for since VS2005 RTMed - the final piece of my .NET 2.0 puzzle.