Break New Application Ground with Developer Express
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May 12, 2011 —
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Getting to market fast with solid applications that deliver great user experiences is particularly challenging when methods, platforms and tools are constantly changing. Developer Express helps developers remain at the top of their game with powerful controls. DevExpress also provides demo applications, tutorials and tech support that make the implementation of controls more effective.
“DevExpress is the premier control vendor for the .NET space,” said Julian Bucknall, CTO of DevExpress. “Our educational products help people understand and use our controls to their best advantage.”
DevExpress offers a rich set of presentation controls, IDE productivity tools, business application frameworks and reporting systems for Visual Studio. Development teams using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, ASP.NET or Windows Forms can use DevExpress products to build and deliver innovative applications quickly and effectively.
Last year, DevExpress updated its DXperience subscription for .NET developers twice, and it intends to do so again in 2011. The most recent version, DXperience 2010 vol. 2, included a number of new controls such as DXGrid, DXCharts and DXRibbon for Silverlight, as well as DXScheduler, DXRichEdit and DXSpellChecker for WPF. New MVC Extensions were added, along with a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) End-User Report Designer.
In Q2, DevExpress plans to expand its Windows Forms Report designer to include Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight. It also plans to extend document maps of reports beyond WPF, Silverlight and Windows Forms to ASP.NET. In addition, DevExpress plans to introduce an ASP.NET MVC Toolbar and Viewer, which will be a report viewer for ASP.NET MVC.
“We’ll have about 20 extensions for MVC in our first major release due in Q2 2011,” said Bucknall. “We’ll continue to expand the extensions so you can have them available and can be sure they’re usable in your ASP.NET MVC application.”
DevExpress also intends to introduce more WPF controls and additional Silverlight controls, with an eye toward Silverlight 5. For both Silverlight and WPF, DevExpress intends to provide smooth scrolling, RIA services support and an “Instant Feedback” UI in DXGrid. The company also plans to introduce a Silverlight Scheduler control and a WPF TreeList control. The Silverlight and WPF controls will also be expanded to include new data editors, backstage views and a Microsoft Office for Mac style in DXRibbon.