DevExpress Extensions For ASP.NET MVC 2.0 - Quick Summary

ASP.NET Team Blog
30 August 2010

image_thumb[2]Check out this quick summary of the current DevExpress Extensions for ASP.NET MVC 2.0 framework.

MVC Extensions – Free to DXperience Universal, Enterprise, and ASP.NET Edition customers

In the DXperience v2010 vol 1 release, we introduced the following 5 native ASP.NET MVC Extensions:

  1. GridView
  2. Menu
  3. NavBar
  4. TabControl/PageControl
  5. RoundPanel

These ‘native MVC’ extensions:

  • use .NET Framework 3.5
  • latest jQuery version
  • support Semantic rendering (in 3 extensions: Menu, NavBar, & Pager)
  • support Visual Studio 2010 and MVC 2.0 framework
  • produce no ViewState
  • and they’re FREE for existing customers!

Demo site launched

Check out to see some of the great features of the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions.

Beta Stage

The DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions are still in the beta stage because we wanted to gauge your interest. And based on your tremendous reaction, we’ve got some exciting news for the DXperience v2010 vol 2 release. More on that in a future post.

Getting Started Video

Check out this DevExpress MVC Project setup video that helps you with the current version of DXperience v2010 vol 1 release:

Video: DevExpress MVC Project Setup

Getting Started Improved

While the above video is helpful, you’ll no longer need it for the next release, DXperience v2010 vol 2 because we’re introducing handy VS2010 project templates that take care of the initial setup:

DevExpress MVC Project Templates

Knowledgebase Articles

The ASP.NET team has also created the following knowledgebase articles to help you get started with DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions:

Why you should use DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions

In designing the native ASP.NET MVC extensions, the team wanted to leverage what had already been written for our ASP.NET controls, but avoiding issues like viewstate.

This re-use and redesign means that they used the underlying robust and tested infrastructure of our rich webforms controls and ensured that the APIs and properties (both client- and server-side) were very similar.

Check out the DevExpress Extensions for ASP.NET MVC 2.0 framework with your DXperience download. Then drop me a line below with your thoughts, thanks!

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