DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap Preview - Available now (v16.2.4)

ASP.NET Team Blog
23 January 2017

It's finally here! The DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap controls preview that many of you been waiting for is now available to download and try in your ASP.NET WebForms project.

Please note: This is release is a CTP (community technology preview) and we are looking for your feedback.

Install v16.2.4

This preview of our upcoming Bootstrap controls is available with the 16.2.4 minor release.

After installing, you'll have the new DevExpress Bootstrap controls available in your Visual Studio toolbox. You can start experimenting with them in the same way that you used our classic ASP.NET Web Forms controls.

There is also a "Bootstrap Web Site" Web Application template now available in the DevExpress Template Gallery:

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap Preview

Use this template to get started and create a basic web site powered by DevExpress Bootstrap controls.

If you're a fan of NuGet, there's a DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap NuGet package too.

What's New?

Since we first published the Bootstrap Controls demos, we have extended the suite with a couple of additional controls.

1. Tab Control and Page Control

The Tab Control and Page Control allow you to provide a tabbed UI to your web application pages. The Tab Control is used to only display tabs, while the Page Control allows you to associate specific page content with each separate tab.

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap: Tab Control

The tabs are rendered using the Bootstrap's native nav-tabs CSS class.

2. Spin Edit

The Spin Edit control is intended for editing numeric values. This control displays a text editor with spin buttons that an end-user can click on to increment or decrement the displayed value.

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap: Spin Edit Control

3. Progress Bar

The Progress Bar control allows you to provide a visual indication for the status of some process. The Progress Bar control is rendered using the Bootstrap's native progress CSS class.

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap: Progress Bar

4. GridView updated

We also updated our Bootstrap Grid View control with new column types to display specific kinds of data, namely Progress Bar, Spin Edit and Hyperlink columns:

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap: Progress Bar Column

5. Accessibility Support

We have provided the support for accessibility, which is now active by default. This feature will help you make your web applications more accessible by rendering additional aria-* attributes providing complementary information about various visual elements within the web application's pages. This information can be utilized by various assistive technology products (such as text-to-speech software, or screen magnifiers) to make your web application more accessible to people with disabilities. Additionally, the accessibility feature provides an enhanced keyboard navigation mechanism to ensure that an end-user will always be able to interact with your web application's interface solely using keyboard input.

Note that while our classic ASP.NET controls require you to explicitly enable semantic rendering via the accessibilityCompliant property, Bootstrap controls have these accessibility features enabled by default (the accessibilityCompliant setting only affects rendering of complementary role and aria-* attributes).

Online Demos

In November 2016, we published the early version of our ASP.NET Bootstrap controls demos. Since then, we've improved them so be sure to take a look:

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls - Online Demos

Feedback

The DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap controls are new and still in development. That means only a few of them are available at present, and with a limited set of features when compared to classic DevExpress ASP.NET controls.

With that in mind, please help us answer the following questions in the comments below:

  1. Which controls would you like to see in the DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap controls suite?
  2. What features do you need from the upcoming Bootstrap controls that exist in the classic ASP.NET controls?

Thanks!


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11 comment(s)
Miguel Mayorga
Miguel Mayorga

Thanks.

And what about MVC, when ?

18 January, 2017
Jiří
Jiří

This is greate news, but i would like to implement this in MVC as well.

19 January, 2017
Luca Martini
Luca Martini

Is it possible to use the CTP on production?

If not, when can we expect the release of the stable version?

19 January, 2017
Larry W
Larry W

Again, good news, but I need it for MVC, too.

21 January, 2017
Nicolò Beltrame
Nicolò Beltrame

DropdownList

CheckBox

Radio

23 January, 2017
Dave Goodgame
Dave Goodgame

This is terrific news.   I've been waiting for this for quite some time.  The big thing (since I use asp.net for corporate reporting) would be to have the WebChartControl to have the bootstrap themes.   For upcoming, I use a lot of widgets from things like Inspinia ..these require a lot of coding...so if DevExpress had these widget controls for asp.net it would be absolutely perfect.   Thanks again.  

1 February, 2017
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Dave,

Thanks. As of other controls, have you seen our DevExtreme controls? https://js.devexpress.com/

2 February, 2017
Rory Pratt
Rory Pratt

Is a time picker control in the works and when can we expected its release?

10 February, 2017
Vincent Bloemen
Vincent Bloemen

awesome news! I installed the latest version and i searched for the components. But now i see that this is made for ASP.net and not (yet) for ASP/MVC projects. I hope to see MVC support soon!

7 March, 2017
Paul Mackey
Paul Mackey

Looks really good so far, but timeframewise do you have any idea when a stable production release will be available?

9 March, 2017
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Thanks Paul,

It'll likely be in a major release soon. Stay tuned. :)

9 March, 2017

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