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July 2014 - Posts

  • ASP.NET: Binding DataGrid to an OData Feed

    Learn how to bind a DataGrid to an OData service in two easy steps. Then I want your feedback but first...

    A new DataGrid for WebForms?

    We've created a new ASP.NET control that wraps our client-side dxDataGrid widget. Learn all the details here:

    New ASP.NET Control: HTML5 Client-side Grid for WebForms

    To bind the dxDataGrid for WebForms to an OData service just follow these two easy steps:

    1. Set the URL

    Get the URL of the OData service you want to connect to and set the ODataOptions.Url property

    2. Add Columns

    Finally, add the columns to the DataGrid. You can use the Column designer.

    Learn more and download sample code from this documentation article:
    Use OData Service for Data Grid

    Do you want to use dxDataGrid for WebForms control?

    I'm looking for your feedback. Would you do me a favor and try this new ASP.NET control and send me your feedback please?

    You can leave a comment below or email me at

    To get started, watch this 8 minute video and then drop me a line below:

    DevExpress DevExtreme - DataGrid Widget For ASP.NET


    Cross-platform HTML 5/JS tools for next-generation mobile and web development

    DevExtreme tools deliver an innovative solution for developers who want to create stunning, multi-screen applications across platforms and devices, from Windows 8 devices and the iPad to smartphones like the iPhone and Android. With the power of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript tools in DevExtreme developers can also build interactive and engaging web applications that push the boundaries of user experiences to a new level.

    Download a free and fully-functional version now:

  • ASP.NET: Caption for Text Editors (v14.1 release)

    Check out the new Caption property that saves you time from adding extra label controls:

    DevExpress ASP.NET Data Editors - Caption Property in v14.1

    The new Caption property, in the v14.1 release, lets you set the editor's prompt text for the DevExpress ASP.NET Text Editors. And it's most helpful to use this property when you need to align the controls in a toolbar style layout.

    In the image above, we've used the new Caption property to align a label and combo box controls inside of our Reports toolbar. Using this new approach, we can align them easily without any additional markup.

    Customize Caption Appearance

    You can use the following properties to customize the appearance of the caption:

    • Position – specifies the position of a caption related to the editor.
    • HorizontalAlign, VerticalAlign – specify the horizontal and vertical alignment of a caption.
    • ShowColon – specifies whether the colon sign is displayed after caption text.
    • RequiredMark – specifies text displayed after a caption when the editor value is required.
    • OptionalMark – specifies text displayed after a caption when the editor value is optional.
    • RequiredMarkDisplayMode – specifies which mark should be displayed after a caption.

    Try this functionality now with our online Data Editors - Caption ASP.NET WebForms demo.

    ASP.NET WebForms and MVC

    The Caption property is available for both ASP.NET platforms: ASP.NET WebForms and ASP.NET MVC.

    Form Layout

    If you have a form then I recommend using the DevExpress ASP.NET Form Layout control that helps you create forms within minutes:

    Create Web Forms in minutes with the new ASP.NET Form Layout control

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