I am currently in the planning stages of a project and would like to head down the WPF + Prism route with it.
There is (thankfully) budget for a control set to be bought and so I was wondering what peoples experience with the popular ones out there was?
I once used a few DevExpress controls with WPF and found a few things difficult to do (and ended up writing code-behind hacks to sort out situations where binding wasn't possible). That being said, I did like DevExpress and would be happy to use it again
(plus this was a year ago now - I haven't touched .NET/wpf since unfortunately and so I might be a bit out of date on this).
DevExpress & Infragistics both provide fancy UI layout controls and docking managers and I was wondering how well this works with some of the Prism ideas like regions? Can I build a nice base application using their docking managers and then write modules
that load their screens into them easily enough?
What are your experiences with these tools and can you recommend others that are worth me looking at?
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.