How to Create an ASP.NET Wizard Interface in ASP.NET MVC & WebForms

ASP.NET Team Blog
24 April 2012

Check out this slick Code Central example on how to create a Wizard interface in ASP.NET using DevExpress ASP.NET controls. First, here's a glimpse of what it looks like:

DevExpress ASP.NET Wizard

Pretty cool, huh? And it works for both ASP.NET MVC and WebForms! Check out the Code Central solutions here:

How's it work?

This wizard interface is a great example because it uses several of the controls from the DXperience ASP.NET subscription:

  • ASPxPageControl, ASPxPopupControl, ASPxMenu (part of ASPxperience)
  • ASPxCheckBox, ASPxLabel, ASPxTextBox, ASPxDateEdit, ASPxComboBox, ASPxButton, ASPxValidationSummary (part of ASPxEditors)

At the heart of the sample, the ASPxPageControl controls the views before the end-user can move forward to the next view. And the DevExpress ASP.NET editors will ensure validation before the end-user can move forward.

AJAX Callbacks FTW!

DevExpress ASP.NET controls have AJAX callbacks built-in so there is no whole-page refresh. And the client-side API makes it seamless to do things like show the popup control. For example, here's the code for the final "Finish" button that displays the popup with the information entered on the previous views/screens:

function OnFinishClick(s, e) {
    if (ASPxClientEdit.ValidateGroup('groupTabContact')) {
        var str = '<b>Personal Info:</b><br />' + txtFirstName.GetValue() + '<br />' + txtLastName.GetValue() + '<hr />';
        str += '<b>Date Info:</b><br />' + getShortDate(deAnyDate.GetValue().toString()) + '<br />' + cbStates.GetValue() + '<hr />';
        str += '<b>Contact Info:</b><br />' + txtEmail.GetValue() + '<br />' + txtZipcode.GetValue() + '<hr />';

Try out the wizard samples for ASP.NET MVC and WebForms today and then incorporate them into your ASP.NET websites. Thanks!

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