How to add DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Wrappers in Visual Studio - (Now Available in v16.1.8)

ASP.NET Team Blog
17 November 2016

We just released DevExtreme v16.1.8 and added a helpful new Visual Studio integration feature. You can now right-click on your Visual Studio project and enable it to start using the DevExtreme MVC wrappers. Here are the steps:

Get started faster

DevExpress MVC Wrappers require certain assemblies and resources to be part of your ASP.NET project. Now you can add the required resources and start using the DevExpress MVC Wrappers in a few clicks.

Before you begin, please install the DevExtreme v16.1.8 release. Then follow these steps:

1. Right-click 'Add DevExtreme...'

Right-click on your project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and select Add DevExtreme to the Project from the context menu:

2. Click 'OK'

Next, confirm your action in the dialog box and DevExtreme will begin adding its dependencies to your project.

3. That's it, you're ready!

You can see the changes in the Visual Studio Output window:

A success message means that your project is set up to use the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Wrappers.

If there are any issues then you'll see them in this window too. It's unlikely that there will be an error but if you find any or need help, then please contact our excellent support department.

Watch the Webinar

Now that your project is ready to use DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Wrappers, start and add a Grid or Chart wrapper to it.

I recommend that you watch the webinar to learn how to add and use the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Wrappers:

What do you think about the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Wrappers? Drop me a line below, thanks.


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7 comment(s)
Bruce Hawkins
Bruce Hawkins

"Download a free and fully-functional version of DevExtreme now: Download DevExtreme"

Did I miss something? Is DevExtreme a free product now?

17 November, 2016
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Bruce,

Yes, just like DXperience we offer a free 30-day trial version that comes with support. :)

17 November, 2016
Simon Temlett
Simon Temlett

Hi Mehul,

Does this mean the wrappers are now released rather than CTP?

18 November, 2016
jerome crevecoeur
jerome crevecoeur

I have a question :

Two ways :

Asp.NET MVC with DevExtreme ?

Or

AspNet MVC with BootStrap?

Which solution is better ?

18 November, 2016
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Simon, not yet but I'll announce it on this blog when we do. :)

21 November, 2016
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Jerome,

It depends on what kind of website you are building. The DevExtreme widgets provide UI and functionality like a Grid, Charts, PivotGrid, etc. If you need that then choose DevExtreme. If you only need a simple site to just show some images and text then you can use the default Bootstrap. Hope that helps.

21 November, 2016
jerome crevecoeur
jerome crevecoeur

Thanks Mehul ! It's more clear !

25 November, 2016

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