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ASPxperience Features in 2009 volume 2 Release

Check out the ASPxperience Suite features for the 2009 volume 2 release. [The ASPxperience Suite is a great collection of ASP.NET navigation, data layout management and application flow controls that include items such as a menu, tab, cloud, pager, and many others.]

SEO-Friendly Mode in ASP.NET Pager Control

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important for getting more traffic to your website. And if you’re trying to get your website noticed by Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc, then you’ll dig this feature. The new SEO feature of the ASPxPager control now gives the option of creating hard links that website crawlers can index. However, the ASPxPager control still support callbacks so you’re end-users have that great Ajax experience.

ASP.NET Pager Control: ASPxPager

[And, the ASPxGridView already supports SEO mode, check out this online demo.]

Dropdown Buttons in ASP.NET Menus

Menu items can now display dropdown buttons next to them. This item type allows you to emulate ‘New’ menu items in Microsoft Office or Microsoft Visual Studio. End-users can click these buttons separately to invoke a menu, where the first choice is the same as a source item. Then the menu displays additional options.


Easier End-User Filtering in ASP.NET Title Index Control

The ASPxTitleIndex control now searches for text whether it’s in the middle or at the end of the entries. This feature is very useful when you don’t have the exact search string. You simply type a string portion and the control will display all matching items, regardless of the sub-string position.


New ASP.NET Rating control!

A new five-star rating control to allow your end-users to click a star to provide their rating. It’s also a fully customizable control:

  • Change the number of elements (stars) in the control.
  • Specify the appearance of elements by providing custom images for normal, hot-tracked and pressed states.
  • Change textual descriptions assigned to each element ("star").


Customizable element fill mode is a special feature of the rating control. Since floating values are allowed, you can choose between three fill modes - fill entire stars only, use half-star precision or fill stars exactly as specified by the control's value.

DXperience? What's That?

DXperience is the .NET developer's secret weapon. Get full access to a complete suite of professional components that let you instantly drop in new features, designer styles and fast performance for your applications. Try a fully-functional version of DXperience for free now:

Published Jul 13 2009, 04:45 PM by
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Martijn van IJperen

Is there a release date set for Volume 2?

July 14, 2009 2:53 AM

Ferruh Köroğlu

Please think ASP.Net-RibbonBar Menu for next year ?

How can i add for vote ?

Best Regards,


July 14, 2009 4:23 AM


Where is that captcha control I know is perculating? :)

July 14, 2009 7:34 AM

Yug Media Resource


SEO-Friendly Mode in ASP.NET Pager Control - It's very cool!


Release date???

July 14, 2009 11:04 AM

Saif Khan

yea...when is the release date? Some of us would like to start planning our next project with your new controls.

July 14, 2009 3:52 PM

Gernot Baecker

Will there be anything similar to the TitleIndex in WinForms?

July 15, 2009 7:20 AM

Michael Grant

How is the VerticalScrollableHeight & Title for the ASPxTreeList?  Really need them to make consistant with ASPxGridView.

July 15, 2009 2:21 PM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hello Gernot,

While there isn't a WinForms version of the ASP.NET TitleIndex, you can track this suggestion:

July 15, 2009 3:14 PM

Charles M

Best guestimate on Release Date ?   I am building an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and some of the new features have been requested.  Trying to figure out timing

July 15, 2009 3:55 PM

Chris Walsh [DX-Squad]

Neal, whats the point in re-inventing the wheel when the Recaptcha control works fine??

July 15, 2009 9:55 PM

Michael M.

Are you planning splitter web control?

July 16, 2009 1:14 AM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Michael M.

Yes, we're planning a splitter control. Track this suggestion for updates:

July 16, 2009 4:07 AM


That's great, I never thought about Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog like that before.

July 31, 2009 7:10 AM

Hal Roseman

Hi Mehul

From long enough we have been waiting for splitter control , I thought it will be part of volume2 release? but not.Again we need to wait for next volume3 release by year end?

Please if  possible ?When controls is ready for release can you guys send updated .dll to use that we can usethis specific control or we need to wait for officeial volum3 release?

August 7, 2009 12:21 PM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Robert,

Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to finish the splitter control. It's now targeted for the 2009 volume 3 release.

August 7, 2009 1:48 PM


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

August 20, 2009 8:29 PM

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