SAN FRANCISCO (10/06/2003) - Infragistics Inc. on Monday began shipping an update to its NetAdvantage software tools for Visual Studio that now lets developers build ink-enabled Windows Forms applications. Additionally, NetAdvantage 2003 Vol. 3 includes a new .Net UI, two new calendar elements for ASP.Net, the ability to export to Excel and improved charting. The ink-enablement features were added to NetAdvantage at no cost to customers and will help developers create forms that are typically filled in with handwriting, such as those done on Tablet PCs. The new charting capabilities close the gap of programmability and data layered charts, according to Dean Guida, chief executive officer of Infragistics. Guida said that Infragistics will be demonstrating the new tools at Microsoft Corp's Professional Developer's Conference (PDC), later this month.