Developer Express Inc. (DevExpress) is a software development company founded in 1998 with headquarters in Glendale, California. DevExpress initially started producing UI Controls for Borland Delphi/C++Builder and ActiveX Controls for Microsoft Visual Studio. Presently, DevExpress has products targeting developers that use Delphi/C++Builder, Visual Studio and HTML5/JavaScript technologies.

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Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This post is a follow-up to the previous Tips & Tricks - What You May Have Missed post. In the same series, we also recently published Boosting Application Performance. Many of you commented and asked for more similar content - thank you very much! Here we go. Import and Export for Appearances A rather boring task well known to WinForms developers is that of applying changes to element appearances...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This Month, We’re Boldly Going Where We’ve Never Gone Before Literally! In this month’s CodeRush release, we’re making Rich Comments available, with support for bold, italics, and other formatting in comments. This release also sees improvements to the Unit Test Runner, Code Formatting, and Selection to Template, plus JavaScript/Typescript developers get new features! Rich Comments Want to add ...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Logify allows you to create rules to automatically reject unnecessary/unwanted crash reports so you can concentrate on issues that matter most to your business. In addition to the productivity benefits inherent in this feature, Auto-Ignore Rules allow you to reduce the total incoming report count. This helps you save money because your Logify price plan limits are not wasted on unimportant reports...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • We have received many comments and questions on our previous blog post. Thank you all for that! In this post, I will describe our updated benchmark based on your feedback:     https://github.com/DevExpress/XpoNetCoreDemos/tree/master/ORMBenchmarkLet me remind that we have tested the performance of the following Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) libraries for .NET Framework 4.6.1 and higher:Entity Fr...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • The DevExpress Word Processing API is a word processing engine designed to use all the word processing capabilities at runtime. In this video, you will learn how to use Word (RTF) File API to protect the document from editing. Refer to the https://documentation.devexpress.com/OfficeFileAPI/116810/Word-Processing-Document-API/Examples link for more examples on how to work with Word Processing File ...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • The DevExpress Word Processing API is a word processing engine designed to use all the word processing capabilities at runtime. This video show how to process HTML documents using the Word (RTF) File API. Refer to the https://documentation.devexpress.com/OfficeFileAPI/116810/Word-Processing-Document-API/Examples link for more examples on how to work with Word Processing File API.

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Now that the DXperience v18.1 release is available, let's dive into the new features of our Bootstrap Form Layout control. The DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap Form Layout control helps you to build efficient and adaptive form layouts using the Bootstrap grid system. Layout Groups Let's start with the new 'Layout Groups' and 'Tabbed Layout Groups'. These Layout Groups serve as containers for Layout It...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This second Tips&Tricks post is all about application performance. We have some recommendations to share - hopefully they will help you increase performance of your own applications! The list starts with items that are generally applicable and should be considered for most, if not all, applications. Further down you find a few approaches that apply to specific use cases. Upgrade to the latest DevE...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • As with every planning phase we go through with regard to DevExpress Universal, we have a discussion about which versions of Visual Studio, C#, and .NET we should support in the proposed release. Our discussions about v18.2 (due in November or December this year) are no different. After some back and forth between the relevant teams – WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, XAF – we’ve decided to recommend the f...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • The DevExpress Word Processing API is a word processing engine designed to use all the word processing capabilities at runtime. This non-visual cross-platform .NET library allows you automate such frequent word processing tasks as format conversion, document editing in code, mail merge, printing to PDF, etc. Refer to the https://documentation.devexpress.com/OfficeFileAPI/116810/Word-Processing-Doc...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • The DevExpress Word Processing API is a word processing engine designed to use all the word processing capabilities at runtime. In this video, you will learn how to work with Rich Documents inside Office File API to add an image to the document header. Refer to the https://documentation.devexpress.com/OfficeFileAPI/116810/Word-Processing-Document-API/Examples link for more examples on how to work ...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Want to expose your eXpress Persistent Objects™ (XPO) data model for CRUD operations through a lightweight JSON web service?Our new Code Example implements a fully-functional OData V4 service with XPO and Web API. This solution relies on the Microsoft.AspNet.OData library, and is an alternative to our WCF-based XPO Data Service.  Why is an OData Service ever needed?Interoperability: As you may alr...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This week John and I were in Nuremberg Germany for the annual DWX Developer Week Conference. We had quite some interesting conversations with existing customers and prospects primarily about DevExtreme, WPF and our WinForms controls. Also some of the speakers came down to our booth to catch up and to collect one of our ‘eat-sleep-code’ T-Shirts. The last day of the conference was also the day th...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Every DevExpress release introduces some new major features that receive lots of attention in the run-up to the release. DirectX hardware acceleration, Fluent Design, vector icons and skins - you must have heard about those, if you’ve been reading our blogs and newsletters. In addition to these big new features, we also continuously work on smaller details. In this post, I will point out a few fea...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • CodeRush has recently changed the way it reads and processes your options, adding new layers which make it much easier to bind settings to a particular solution or team. This post will explain those changes and show how you can get the most out of this new functionality. How did Options previously work? CodeRush used to just store a single set of options in a single place. This made...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • For our recent v18.1 release, we implemented Excel-style group filtering in the Pivot Grid Control. This feature shows a filtering popup that includes values from multiple columns in a hierarchical selection list. It allows end-users to select multiple column values for filtering. Since many of our data-aware controls share basic concepts and architecture of their feature sets, we decided to enab...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • From June 25th until June 28th, another great event is taking place. This time John and I will head to Nuremberg Germany for DWX Developer Week edition 2018.We'll be there showing you all the new features that come with our v18.1 release and handing out our free Eat-Sleep-Code T-Shirts. We will also do our daily raffles where you could walk off with a DevExpress platform subscription or one of the...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • We recently published a BenchmarkDotNet-based benchmark on GitHub: https://github.com/DevExpress/XpoNetCoreDemos/tree/master/ORMBenchmark.We used it to test the performance of the following Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) libraries for .NET Framework 4.6.1 and higher:Entity Framework 6.0.2 (EF 6);Entity Framework Core 2.0.3 (EF Core); eXpress Persistent Objects™ 18.1.3 (XPO). You can run the bench...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Last week, John and I where in Oslo for the NDC Oslo 2018 Edition. It was, as expected, a big and awesome conference with top speakers and a lot of attendees. Some of the speakers stopped by our booth to say 'hi'. There was a lot of interest in our v18.1 release, and a ran demos on all of our products. On the second day there was the attendee party with the best Norwegian 80's & 90's co...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This Sprint Packs a Lot This CodeRush release packs a number of important new features for Visual Studio developers. The training window, more feature support for XAML, XML, and CSS, automatic copyright headers, jump to symbol filtering and the somewhat mind-blowing, all-new, Mega Super Copy (see below for details). As always, you can download CodeRush from the Visual Studio Gallery or the DevEx...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • With the v18.1 release, we've added a helpful wizard for Visual Studio that makes working with the DevExpress ASP.NET Core Bootstrap controls easier. Let's take a look. Insert DevExpress Bootstrap Core Control The Insert Bootstrap Core Wizard helps by adding a fully functional DevExpress ASP.NET Core control to your project. It generates the code for you which saves you time. Any of the DevExpress...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • One of our primary objectives in 2018 is to improve the appearance of XAF desktop apps on high resolution displays. To achieve this aim, we hope to redraw and replace all default XAF PNG icons with their SVG equivalents by the end of 2018. First however, we need to ensure that all XAF visual elements support SVG images themselves: menus and navigation elements, the DetailView layout groups and tab...

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • Join Julian Bucknall, DevExpress CTO, as he dusts off his Delphi skills and shows you what’s new in the DevExpress VCL Subscription for v18.1, including: the new Entity Mapping Framework, Google and Office Calendar integration into the Scheduler control, the new hi-DPI SVG skin and more!

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This Week Mark and Rory show you how to create templates from scratch. Mark starts with an simple template, and gradually makes it more powerful, explaining CodeRush text commands like Field, Caret, BlockAnchor, FinalTarget, and Link. Download CodeRush from the Visual Studio Marketplace: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=DevExpress.CodeRushforRoslyn

Developer Express, Inc.
Developer Express, Inc.
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  • This week, John and I will travel to Oslo because DevExpress is a partner of the NDC Oslo conference. If you ever have the chance of going to NDC Oslo . . . GO! This conference is being held in the Oslo Spektrum, which is an incredible venue for conferences. With more than 190 talks from top-notch speakers, you’ll get a complete upgrade of your brains! If this isn’t enough, we’ll be showing ou...