Sneak Peek: New ASP.NET Rating Control

15 June 2009

One of the reasons I’m excited about the upcoming 2009 Volume 2 release of DXperience is the new ASP.NET Rating control which allows your website visitors to rate content on your site, just like rating a movie on Netflix.com or Blockbuster.com:

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The ASPxRatingControl supports 3 precision display types:
  • Half
  • Full
  • Exact

You’ll also love the fact the ASP.NET Rating control also comes packaged with all the gorgeous DevExpress themes. For example, here’s the Red Wine theme:

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The ASPxRatingControl is not yet released but it will be part the DXperience ASP.NET Subscription. You’ll get to play with the new rating control when the DXperience 2009 volume 2 release is dropped in your client center account. (July 2009-ish timeframe).

Don’t those stars just make you want to add this feature to your websites right now?

Looking for a WinForms Rating control? Check out the Rating control available in the XtraGauges suite. Thanks to the loyal readers who commented and brought up this great question. Yes

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18 comment(s)
Miha Markic - DevExpress MVP

ASP.NET MVC support would be really cool :-)

16 June, 2009
Antonio

One question, how will be saved the rate? in a table using datasource, or it will be necessary to manage manually using the events provided?

16 June, 2009
Dave Rowland

Presume Null / Empty will be a load of empty stars, or possibly an optinal message "Not rated yet" or something like that.

Not sure how we would use it yet, but nice.

16 June, 2009
Alex Danvy

Any plan to have a WinForms version of this control for XAF and backoffice applications ?

16 June, 2009
Crono

The same thing for Windows Forms would be nice too!

16 June, 2009
Binoy

How about this:

- Having same for Winforms

- Can be use in Grid, TreeList and Pivote

16 June, 2009
Christian Andersen

Long time ago i use to work with quality ensurance of software. I use to self asses the teams and ask them to rate themselves. A senior quality dude said to me that the 1-6 rating was better, because many people were tempted to rate 3 if they could get away with it. Therefore 1-6 was better becuase then they would have to choose 3 or 4 which is a good indicator. What i am trying to say? Change it to 6 starts or make it configurable. If you are going to use it 6 stars, thats the best.

16 June, 2009
The ASPx Blog - Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog

If you’ve been waiting around for a good WinForms Rating control, then you’re in luck with the current

16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Miha,

I'll have to try it in a demo and blog about it sometime. Smile

16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Antonio,

Saving the individual 'Rating' will most likely be through callbacks to the server. To get that 'Ajax' effect. :)

16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Dave,

It's a new control which I'm sure will evolve with time. Please keep that great feedback coming and be sure to add suggestions to the support center.

16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Alex, Crono, Binoy,

Check this out: http://is.gd/13Tz8

16 June, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Christian,

You bring up a good point about the psychology of rating. I remember reading an article about some company that said customers voted a lot more often when they used 'full' precision instead of half for the stars. Seems the 'half' star decisioning would turn off many users.

As for the 6 star suggestion, please submit it to the support center once the control is released and thank you for the feedback.

16 June, 2009
asp.net portal

Really very useful control. Thanks for sharing such a nice control. This control is very useful too.

6 July, 2009
The ASPx Blog - Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog

Check out the ASPxperience Suite features for the 2009 volume 2 release. [The ASPxperience Suite is a

13 July, 2009
ctodx

We're just about to release v2009.2 and it would be a good idea to have an "accumulator"

20 August, 2009
pradip baria

how to save rating status in page

my problem is when page is closed and refresh than rating status is clear

9 March, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

@Pradip,

Please contact our support team and they can help you:

www.devexpress.com/.../CreateIssue.aspx

9 March, 2010

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