Infragistics® ASP.NET 2014.2
Infragistics ASP.NET 2014.2

Before you start using Infragistics ASP.NET, be sure to read through the topics in this section to ensure that you are getting the most of out of the product.

Using the Help

These sections are designed to aid a user when they are navigating the help. The sections below contain any changes or new additions to the help.

Installing Infragistics ASP.NET

These topics contain important tips and notes on installing Infragistics ASP.NET:

Installing Infragistics ASP.NET on Windows Vista

Starting with the Infragistics ASP.NET 2006 Volume 3 (CLR 2.0) release, you can install Infragistics ASP.NET on the Microsoft® Windows® Vista operating system. Read further for important information about successfully installing Infragistics ASP.NET on Vista.

Tips for Installing Infragistics ASP.NET

Sometimes, software installations don't go exactly as planned. We realize that everyone has a different machine setup and we've put together a list of troubleshooting tips that can help ensure that Infragistics ASP.NET installs as smoothly as possible.

Where Files are Placed on your File System During Installation

This topic explains where files and folders that are included in the Installer are placed on your file system.

Excel Engine and Document Engine Assemblies

C:\Program Files\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\ASP.NET\CLR2xCLR35\Bin

This folder contains the assemblies for the Excel Engine and Document Engine.

Web Presets

XP -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\Presets\CLR2xCLR35\Web

Vista \ Windows 7 -- C:\Users\Public\Documents\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\Presets\CLR2xCLR35\Web

This folder contains all the in-box presets provided by Infragistics for all Infragistics ASP.NET controls and components. You can use a preset to apply a range of formatting and behavior options across the elements of your interface and applications.

There are three different types of presets:

Web Styles

During installation you will be given the option to install 'Just Me' or 'All Users'. Depending on your selection, the Templates, Palettes and Styles folders will be placed in different areas.

In XP - 'Just Me' option selected

C:\Documents and Settings\[USERID]\MyDocuments\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\ASP.NET\StyleLibraries

In XP - 'All Users' option selected

C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Documents\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\ASP.NET\StyleLibraries

In Vista

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Infragistics\Infragistics 2014.2\ASP.NET\StyleLibraries

This folder contains all the styles available within ASP.NET. Styles are used by the Application Styling Framework (ASF) when styling your application.

Global Assembly Cache

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\

By default when you install Infragistics ASP.NET, the control assemblies are installed into the GAC.  

For more information on installing Infragistics ASP.NET, see Deploying Your Application section in the ASP.NET help. 

Main Infragistics Installation Folder

This folder and its sub-folders contain the ASP.NET Assemblies that are used at design-time as well as the assemblies that are used at runtime. Other files include utility applications such as the Project Upgrade Utility as well as files that are depended on by certain controls (e.g. the Dictionary files used by WebSpellChecker).

 

Running the Toolbox Utility

The easiest way to add all of the tools available in the Infragistics ASP.NET toolkit to your Visual Studio .NET toolbox is to run the Create Visual Studio Toolbox Tab utility.

To run the Toolbox Utility:
  1. Close all running instances of Visual Studio .NET.
  2. From the Windows Start menu, navigate to the utility as follows:

    CLR 4.0 :

    Start > All Programs > Infragistics > Infragistics 2014.2 > ASP.NET > Utilities > Create Toolbox Tab for CLR 4.0

  3. The utility installs the Infragistics ASP.NET controls and components in the Visual Studio toolbox. Keep in mind that the installation of the controls and components is dependent on the Infragistics ASP.NET product that is installed. For example, if you install only the Windows Forms product, the utility installs only the Windows Forms controls and components. If you install both Windows Forms and ASP.NET products, the utility installs the controls and components for both products.
  4. If the utility installed the controls and components for both Windows Forms and ASP.NET products, in Visual Studio, you can choose to show the tabs for both products by right-clicking anywhere in the toolbox, and selecting "Show All Tabs".
Note: If Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server Management Studio Express (CTP) is installed, and you run the Create Visual Studio Toolbox Tab utility, you will encounter an error because SQL Server overwrites registry settings. For more information on this known issue and the (cautionary) workaround, see the Knowledge Base article, Toolbox Utility Fails to Load (CLR 2.0), on Infragistics' DevCenter.

Using the Choose Toolbox Items Dialog Box

As an alternative to Running the Toolbox Utility to add Infragistics ASP.NET controls/components to the Visual Studio .NET toolbox, you can add the tools manually using the Choose Toolbox Items dialog box.

To manually add Infragistics ASP.NET controls and components:
  1. To create a new toolbox tab, right-click anywhere on the toolbox and select Add Tab.
  2. In the empty field at the bottom of the toolbox, type "ASP.NET 14.2" and press ENTER.
  3. Click the newly added tab.
  4. Right-click anywhere on the toolbox and select "Choose Items..." to open the Choose Toolbox Items dialog box.
    Customize Toolbox Dialog
  5. Scroll through the list, and select the check boxes corresponding to the Infragistics ASP.NET controls and components that you want to add to the toolbox.
    Note: If you want to add the WebResizingExtender control to the toolbox, make sure that you have already installed Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions; otherwise, you will receive an error message. To install the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions, you can run the following installer, which is located in the default installation directory for the Infragistics ASP.NET product: C:\Program Files\Infragistics\2014.2\ASP.NET\ASPAJAXExtSetup.msi.
  6. Click OK.

Dragging Assemblies from the Bin Folder

As an alternative to Running the Toolbox Utility to add Infragistics ASP.NET controls/components to the Visual Studio .NET toolbox, you can drag Infragistics' assemblies from your Bin folder to the Microsoft® Visual Studio® toolbox.

To drag Infragistics' assemblies from your Bin folder to the Visual Studio toolbox:

  1. In the Visual Studio IDE, make sure that the toolbox is visible by selecting Toolbox on the View menu.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the toolbox and select Add Tab.
    Visual Studio toolbox context menu showing and the Add Tab option highlighted..
  3. Give the tab a meaningful name such as "Infragistics ASP.NET", you may also want to add the volume number (e.g., 8.1, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1) as a suffix.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all the tabs you want to create.
  5. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the Bin directory where the Infragistics ASP.NET assemblies are installed. The assemblies contain the DLLs that you want to add:
    • ASP.NET -- C:\Program Files\Infragistics\2014.2\ASP.NET\CLR3.5\Bin
  6. Select the DLLs that contain the Infragistics ASP.NET controls/components you want to add to the Visual Studio toolbox.
  7. Drag the DLLs over to the Visual Studio tab you created in steps 2 to 4.

Note: If you add all the tools to the toolbox at the same time, it may take a few seconds for Visual Studio to add them all.


Running ASP.NET Product Samples

When using the shortcut off the Programs menu to launch the Infragistics ASP.NET product samples, you may receive a "Page not found" error. The reason for this error is that the page is trying to load before the local IIS server has finished loading.

To resolve this issue, perform either of the following steps:

If you attempt to use the shortcut off the Programs menu to launch the samples while the IIS server is already running, you may encounter issues, as the link will attempt to start a server on the same port as the one already running. To resolve this issue, stop the current server that is running.

Getting Support

If you own a copy of Infragistics ASP.NET, you are entitled to certain benefits regarding support services offered by Infragistics.

Creating a Member Profile

Visit the "My Infragistics" area of Infragistics' Web site, and create a Member Profile. It is important that your most current information is entered into your Member Profile, this will ensure that our Support Service Department can deliver support correspondence and subscription upgrades to you.

Registering your Product Key

After creating a Member Profile, register your Product Key to your MemberID by visiting the Product Registration page. This will provide you with superior technical support services quickly and conveniently. Your MemberID is connected to your personal profile. Your registration identifies you as the active developer entitled to use and request support for the Infragistics product you have registered.

Getting MemberID Information

You can always visit your My Account page and review your purchases, issued subscription upgrade keys and registered keys online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After logging in with your MemberID, you'll be able to view vital information including product keys and subscription service and status.

Getting Help

A wealth of valuable information is available at our DevCenter. DevCenter is a customer community location for self-service support information, technical articles, reference applications and much more. For more information on what help is available, hover your mouse over the "Support" menu item in the left pane of DevCenter.

Important Support Policies and phone support contact information is also available on DevCenter.

Note: You must have valid priority support to access phone support.

Each Infragistics product registered user can submit requests for technical support via the Web site. To log an incident or start any support issue, please log on to DevCenter to Submit a Support Issue and enter your MemberID. For your convenience, you can also attach a sample project if applicable.

Product Life Cycle

Infragistics Product Life Cycle information is available in PDF format and provides the following information:

Click here to download the PDF file.

For issues related to your account, product ownership, or registration, please e-mail Registrations@Infragistics.com. Include your name and product key (if known) so that we may better assist you. You can also call (609) 448-2000 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, EST US.


 

 


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