Well, lets start with saying...

Greg Martingregory.martin@abm-ltd.co.uk5 つ星
Well, lets start with saying I come from a mainly Delphi development background, so I have always had good tools for developing menus for the end-user, and have found all visual basic menu systems, including .NET, pretty diabolical. So, why am I so angry and irritated? Because infragistics have come along with a product for visual basic, that out shines Borlands menuing tools by a mile, and thats really is saying something. The components are a breeze to use.Add a toolbar, add an item, select the type of item; button, menu object etc, and drag and drop it onto your toolbar, excellent. Customisation is built in, so the end user sees a Microsoft look and feel to the usage, and the docking and look and feel is bang on to Microsoft products. The actions of both menu options and the speed buttons are already aligned for you, which is step above the Actions in Delphi. The extras built into these components are also intuitive and thoughtful, adding images is easy, either grabbing or loading externally from all picture types, and then the really crafty part comes into play, and that is having a tab with a built-in icon editor, which allows you to touch up those "borrowed" icons! I suppose to balance my love of this component, a couple of gripes. I couldn't use the ActiveX as an import into Delphi, if I could, I would have used it here as well, as my menu system for delphi products, though you can use it for setting everything up etc, it wouldn't latch to the form. Secondly, each item doesn't seem to have its own onclick event, though this could be more to do with the Visual basic object model than the component itself, and lastly, I suppose the cost, though this could be unfair, as I do notice that most Visual Basic components tend to be a slightly higher than delphi components, so it could just be that I am spoilt. Anyway, I am still going to save up some pennies to buy a full copy of this suite, and I will certainly be looking at the companies other offerings. In all, this is a class piece of work, and one which has made Visual Basic far more attractive and as productive tool, instead of one thats just "easy to learn". It really could make the difference to both your products look, and sales outlook, because so many well written Visual Basic producs are let down by a good interface. In the nicest possible way, I will not be telling my friends and work collegues about this, because I want to have all the glory, when my bosses see the end results these tools will produce!, oh okay, I'll tell some.