Create iPad-style Web Apps using DevExpress ASP.NET with DXperience v12.1

ASP.NET Team Blog
14 June 2012

Check out the new "DevExpress Tablet Web Application" file project template and wizard that help you create stunning iPad friendly web projects in just a few clicks:

DevExpress Tablet iOS File Template

DevExpress ASP.NET Project Wizard

Leverage Your .NET Skills & Tools

I've heard from several enterprises that they want to have a mobile tablet experience without:

1. Losing their existing investment in ASP.NET.

2. Trying to find new talented resources to create native app experiences.

3. Or retraining their developers for a specific app platform (iOS, Android, etc.)

With the new DevExpress file template, you can have a functional iPad website in minutes. In fact, we've added fake data in the file template to help you get started by showing you how to data bind the controls.

ASP.NET 12.1 Mobile Webinar

Creating Applications for the iPad with DevExpress

iOS Guidelines & CSS Styles

Apple has specific guidelines for building and styling apps for their platform. When creating this template, we adhere to follow the Apple iOS guidelines so that you can get started fast. And because this is an ASP.NET project, you can simply upload and deploy it to your IIS web server and then view it from an iPad device.

We've even added specific styles for Portrait and Landscape modes so you'll have the ability to show different views based on device orientation.

New iOS Theme

This new tablet file project template uses the new DevExpress iOS theme. 


In our continuing effort to address your business needs, we have introduced a new iOS-like application-wide theme. Although this theme does not fully emulate iOS element appearance, it is designed and optimized for touch interfaces. We have modified the size of tap-able UI elements to fit the average size of a fingertip, thus making them fingertip-size control elements.

Learn more

Register and attend the upcoming "Take A Tour 12.1: Stunning- Right Platform. Right Design. Right Decision." webinar to learn more.

Click here to register:

Download 12.1

If you haven't done so yet, download the latest DXperience v2012.1 (part of the DXv2 series). And then try out the new tablet file project template.

Leave me a comment below with the URL of your ASP.NET web project that uses this new DevExpress file project template. Thanks!

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Robert Beaubien
Robert Beaubien

I was sure I remember reading/seeing that there would be a Metro theme for aspx in 12.1.  What happened to it??

14 June 2012
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


You're right, we do have plans that we announced in the 2012 roadmap for a Metro theme. The Metro theme wasn't in v12.1 and will likely be in the next major release.


19 June 2012
Robert Beaubien
Robert Beaubien

That's like 6 months too late.  Every other platform has it, why the delay for ASPx?  Having it in a point release would be a much better deal.  Hard to make matching platforms when this is missing...

20 June 2012
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


Thanks for the feedback. We'll take into consideration.

21 June 2012
Ferdi Botha
Ferdi Botha

I would also add +1 for METRO for ASP.NET.

The issue I am having is that all the other themes except iOS is extremely out-dated, and we need to see some more "new" themes to also try and keep ahead of the rest :)

I tend to agree with Robert on this once, since the web is changing so fast - that we seem to be creating "visually stunning web applications", only 1 year later than the market has gotten used to it :(

It is almost expected of us now-adays to deliver these "visually stunning" web applications, but none of the ASP.NET themes are relevant in this fast changing environment, the only one I can think of that is up to date is the iOS one - which only works for the tablet and phone environments - we drastically need to seem some cool themes / changes the visual aspect of ASP.NET :)

5 October 2012

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