Announcing DevExtreme ASP.NET 5 TagHelpers - Available Now

ASP.NET Team Blog
17 December 2015

I'm happy to announce the availability of the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers for ASP.NET 5 (MVC 6).

And we want to hear your feedback about our new TagHelpers! So we're making these 7 new TagHelpers available while the ASP.NET 5 framework is being developed.

If you're not familiar with ASP.NET 5, then take a look at the many helpful links from this post.

Preview Version

We're introducing the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers as a preview version because:

  1. ASP.NET 5 (MVC 6) has not been released. However, a release candidate is available now.
  2. We're still perfecting and improving our TagHelpers.

However, the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers have enough of a feature set that we'd love for you to test drive them and give us your feedback.

What's included?

The following 7 major widgets from our powerful DevExtreme library are available as TagHelpers for ASP.NET 5:

  • Grid
  • Chart
  • Pivot Grid
  • Pie Chart
  • Range Selector
  • Scheduler
  • Sparkline

Demos of these widgets are available here.

Getting Started

To get started using the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers, please take a look this getting started guide:

DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers - Getting Started

Then give us your feedback here: Issue Tracker

Why is this awesome?

ASP.NET 5 is shaping up to be a great framework.

And by using the DevExtreme TagHelpers with ASP.NET 5, your end-users will get the amazing DevExtreme User Interface, features, and functionality that they have come to love.

And it will save you several development hours by using our robust tools.

The new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers will help you to deliver great web solutions on the ASP.NET 5 framework.

What is a TagHelper?

TagHelpers are a new feature of ASP.NET 5 (MVC 6) that allows preprocessing of HTML attributes with server side content. As Scott Hanselman demonstrates, TagHelpers provide cleaner code:

TagHelpers also replace the concept of Html Helpers in ASP.NET MVC 6.

Open-Source MIT License

The new DevExtreme ASP.NET 5 TagHelpers are provided on GitHub with an MIT license. The source is open for you to view, fork, submit pull requests, etc.

To use the DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers, you will need a DevExtreme license.


Have you tried the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers yet? I'd love to hear about it. Drop me a line below.




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