Infragistics support for CAB

Posted last week to the CAB message board:

“Today Infragistics released NetAdvantage 2006 vol 1. Here is an excerpt from the Help file:

As part of the NetAdvantage 2006 Volume 1 release, we are offering the NetAdvantage CAB Extensibility Kit™. This product is an add-on to the NetAdvantage Windows Forms (CLR 2.0) product, extending the NetAdvantage Windows Forms product to provide seamless interoperation with the CAB framework. This add-on gives development teams the power to develop sophisticated smart client applications using the controls and components in the NetAdvantage Windows Forms toolset. The kit also allows development teams to provide rich, fine-grained appearances and behaviors to enterprise-class applications using predefined looks and feels, presets, and appearance settings.

The NetAdvantage CAB Extensibility Kit installs a NetAdvantage CompositeUI source-code solution and a quick start solution (ported from Microsoft) that utilizes NetAdvantage controls/components — the key items to get your CAB application seamlessly integrated with the NetAdvantage Windows Forms (CLR 2.0) product.

Those who are interested, go and get it!”

I’m very happy to see our partners at Infragistics provide an even greater support for CAB in their toolset.

I’ve seen some demos and it’s pretty cool stuff.

More info here: 


Comments (4)

  1. tzagotta says:

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is CAB?

  2. Kris says:

    It’s funny I see this post as I am playing with Infragistics CAB samples over the weekend! I make extensive use of their ASP.NET controls for the intranet apps. I am in the process of building a demo app using CAB and these extra workspaces/smartparts from Ingragistics couldn’t have come at a better time!

    I have a question – probably a wrong place to ask, but will do nevertheless. For the ASP.NET apps we make use of Windows Authentication. Now I need to think about authenticating users for the CAB based app. We cannot have custom authentication for Smart Client Apps where the enters the passwors. It should be seamless. I am thinking of exposing a webservice based on AzMan and set up the users in AzMan for each application. Call the AzMan service and pass in the user credentials and application name. If it fails, exit the app gracefully by popping a message box. If it succeeds start the first work item’s Run method. Is this something you would recommend and if so where in the sequence of startup events should I be calling the Authentication service. I would appreciate any comments on this.  Thanks.

  3. Hi Kris –

    I strongly suggest you post this to either the CAB or the Smart Client Baseline Arch Toolkit communitities forum. All of our developers & architects actively monitor these discussion forums.

    Security is a very common topic and I’m sure you’ll get more than one suggestions:



    All the best