What is Wijmo?
Wijmo is split into two kits, Wijmo Complete and Wijmo Open. Wijmo Complete is a commercial kit filled with powerful application building widgets like grid and charts. Wijmo Open is completely free and open source under the MIT/GPL licenses.
Here are some of the cool widgets in Wijmo.
SVG Bar Chart powered by Raphael
Full-featured Grid powered by jQuery
Horizontal and Vertical Menu
Range Slider that extends the jQuery UI slider
The Story of Wijmo
Project Rhino, our codename for Wijmo, was purposed to build a complete kit of jQuery UI Widgets as a client-side framework for our ASP.NET controls. We used the jQuery UI Widget Factory to build these widgets to all of jQuery UI's guidelines and principles. The result has been a complete kit of widgets for developing applications to the high standards of jQuery UI.
Wijmo in ASP.NET
Even though we think you should use Wijmo as a client-side library, we have not changed our plans to create ASP.NET controls using it. Project Rhino continues as we are working hard to create two powerful new studios in ASP.NET.
Second, we are looking to bring Wijmo into ASP.NET MVC. We are believe that MVC is a great platform for the future of ASP.NET and want to give MVC devs some killer UI components to use. However, fundamentally, custom controls have no place in MVC. So instead of trying to force compiled UI assemblies in MVC, we are thinking outside the box. We are not 100% sure what our story is in MVC yet, but it might just end up being Wijmo as it is now! We will have more solid plans coming soon and definitely some tutorials on using Wijmo in MVC.
Start using Wijmo now
If Wijmo sounds like something you are interested in, by all means, start using it!