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  • How to Easily Search DevExpress Documentation from Visual Studio

    In the 16.2.4 release, we've added a new Visual Studio extension that helps you to easily lookup the online DevExpress Documentation at: https://documentation.devexpress.com or https://help.devexpress.com

    This gives you the benefit of accessing DevExpress documentation through Visual Studio without having to install the documentation into your local hard drive.

    A few releases ago, we separated out the documentation from our main DXperience installation to reduce file size and improve the installation experience.

    Now with this new 'help lookup' extension, you can use the handy 'F1' help lookup key in Visual Studio and it will use the online search without local documentation installed.

    Here's how it works when you click a DevExpress API member (property, field, etc) and then press 'F1'. Click the play button below the image:

    Installation

    Download and install the DXperience v16.2.4 release and this new extension will be available in your Visual Studio.

    This extension works with Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 RC.

    Using the extension

    Set Visual Studio's Help Preference to 'Launch in Browser': use HELP –> Set Help Preference –> Launch in Browser menu item:

    Visual Studio Help Preference Launch in browser

    To make sure this feature is set, you may need to switch this setting from 'Launch in Help Viewer' and then back to 'Launch in Browser'.

    Now when you write code that uses DevExpress API and press F1 on different API members (namespaces, classes, interfaces, enums, methods, properties, events, fields), you'll be directed to the help topic online!

    Feedback

    Currently, the extension works only with code editors and in the standard 'Properties' window. We plan to support the DevExpress designers later.

    If you find any issues or have any feedback about this new extension then please contact our support@devexpress.com team and let us know.

    What do you think about the DevExpress Visual Studio online help extension? Drop me a comment below, or tweet me.

    Thanks!


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  • Getting Started with Angular 2 + DevExtreme

    Now that DevExtreme has official support for Angular 2, I want to show you how easy it is to get started.

    The best place to start is by watching this in-depth webinar:

    In the video, you will learn how to create a new Angular 2 project and start using DevExtreme widgets with a few commands.

    Links

    Helpful links from the webinar:

    Awesome Angular Demos

    After learning the basics of getting started, I recommend that you clone and run these great Angular 2 demos that showcase the beautiful DevExtreme widgets:

    DX Election:

    GolfClub:

    Sample Source from Webinar

    In the webinar, I mentioned that I didn't want to post the sample that I was developing because I would rather that you tried it on your own. However, Jake convinced me that it can still be useful to see the code and follow along with the webinar (thanks Jake).

    Github: Angular 2 + DevExtreme Webinar sample source code

    Feedback

    I'd love for you to watch the video, try the DevExtreme Widgets in your Angular project, and then give us your feedback.

    What do you think about Angular 2 and DevExtreme widgets? Drop me a comment below, or tweet me.

    Thanks!


    Your Next Great .NET App Starts Here

    Year after year, .NET developers such as yourself consistently vote DevExpress products #1.

    Experience the DevExpress difference for yourself and download a free 30-day trial of all our products today: DevExpress.com/trial (free support is included during your evaluation).

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