For several reasons (even unknown), sometimes component library producers or publishers choose to discontinue their products at random times without prior notice to their potential new customers (i.e. developers). And although such publishers might continue supporting their previously existing customers for a short while, that’s not good at all for those developers either, on the long term, as successful applications (possibly developed using discontinued components) tend to get long lifecycles. We strongly disagree with this practice, but we’ve seen it happening from time to time, including among successful well-known .NETGantt Chart component providers.
For example, in February 2012, IBM® has abruptly discontinued its ILOG® Gantt visualization components for .NET, supplementary stating that they will provide support to existing customers only until September 2014.
If you have previously used such Gantt Chart controls or project management frameworks that are no longer available or supported, and you need to switch to an alternative component library provider, we wanted to let you know that DlhSoft is here to help: we have several products that may fit your needs, requiring as little changes in your application as possible.
Whether you need more information about our Gantt Chart and project management libraries, or would like further support in order to convert your applications and use our components instead, don’t hesitate to ask. We try to always be as responsive as possible.
By the way, we have full featured and unlimited trial versions for all our products so you can completely test their capacity to integrate into your application and replacing the previously used components before you actually purchase any DlhSoft product licenses.
Finally, it may also be important for you to know that all our product licenses are perpetual, and that the Business Plus licenses also include full source code archives, so you can rest assured that, even that it would probably never be the case as our controls are designed to be very configurable and easily extensible without the need to access their internal source code, you could always modify the core of any referenced component whenever needed.