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  • DevExpress NuGet - Preview Release - Get your key

    The preview release of the DevExpress NuGet feed is now available for all DevExpress customers.

    In early March 2017, we released a private beta feed of our NuGet packages as an experiment because some customers needed them for their build scenarios. They did not want to run our complete installer on the build server but install only the necessary assemblies for compliation. NuGet packages are great for this scenario, however they do have limitations like not installing design time wizards and (File-New) project templates into Visual Studio.

    To add the DevExpress NuGet feed into your Visual Studio, you need a specific authorization key that is generated for your individual accounts. This key makes sure that you have access to the proper NuGet packages. Therefore, if you want the Dashboard NuGet packages, then you'll need to have a Universal license.

    To get the key is easy. Simply login to your DevExpress account and go the download manager. There at the bottom of your list of products that you've purchased, you'll see a section that specifies your NuGet authorization key:

    The key will display as a number and it will also be a link. So you'll see your official key, something like this (but please note this is not a real key -- I just bashed a bit on my keyboard's number pad!):

    e8238459894859485849859485948594895849859844958945K

    And if you copy the link then you'll have the URL too:

    https://nuget.devexpress.com/e8238459894859485849859485948594895849859844958945K/api

    Once you have copied your key/URL from the download manager then follow this excellent step-by-step guide to setup your Visual Studio instance for our NuGet packages:

    DevExpress NuGet Packages: T466415

    Packages

    Please visit the knowledgebase article to see the complete list of available packages.

    Required

    The DevExpress NuGet feed requires the following:

    1. You must be a licensed customer
    2. Only certain development platforms like ASP.NET are currently available
    3. You should realize that this NuGet support is still only available as a 'beta', we are still working on the full implementation
    4. You must be using version 16.2, since that version is all we support
    5. Please read the section about "Limitations" before you switch to using NuGet packages

    Limitations

    The biggest limitation for NuGet packages is that by design they cannot affect the Visual Studio IDE. In other words, they are most convenient for development scenarios such as build servers.

    What this means in practice is that we will not be providing DevExpress design-time assemblies via NuGet, and hence the DevExpress controls will not be available in the Visual Studio Toolbox if you use these new packages. You will still have to install the product via our installation program for those design-time experiences.

    If you run into any issues then please contact our support department and they can help you.


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  • ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit - v17.0.0 - Visual Studio 2017 Support

    Now that Visual Studio 2017 has been released, we've updated the Ajax Control Toolkit to work with the latest version of VS2017. This support means that you can use the Visual Studio designer and toolbox to drag-and-drop controls on to your WebForms.

    ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit - VS2017

    This minor release for the Ajax Control Toolkit includes a few fixes and improvements too. Take a look at this Github diff to see some of the changes.

    You can download the update release here:

    ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit v17.0.0 - Visual Studio 2017 supported

    Feedback

    Download this update release and then give us your feedback on GitHub.

    Try DevExpress ASP.NET

    We’d like to thank you for installing the DevExpress Edition of the AJAX Control Toolkit and look forward to your feedback as you begin using it.

    When we took over the fabulous ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, our goal was to reach those web developers who want to use great web user interface controls for their web projects and DevExpress ASP.NET provides that and much more.

    Try the free DevExpress 30 day trial.

    Email: mharry@devexpress.com

    Twitter: @mehulharry


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  • Best Practices for a Fast, Responsive, Searchable ASP.NET Grid

    Have you ever wondered, "Hey, how do you get a make fast, searchable, and mobile-friendly ASP.NET Grid?"

    I'm glad you asked because I have the answer for you. First, start with DevExpress ASP.NET controls, of course.

    Best Practices

    How you design your web app matters to its performance, functionality, and appearance. To create a fast and mobile-friendly ASP.NET Grid that can filter results, you need to consider how you think about data access, grid features, and Bootstrap.

    Watch this recent webinar where I cover this topic in-depth:

    In the video, you will learn a few best practices that we recommend when creating an ASP.NET Grid with scenario I described above.

    Sample Source

    Download the full Visual Studio solution for the sample in the webinar video here:

    Best Practice - ASPxGridView - Online Dictionary mobile friendly web application

    To download it, click the 'Example' link on the right-side of the page.

    Feedback

    I'd love for you to watch the video, try our Code Central sample, and then give us your feedback.

    What do you think about the "Best Practices for a Fast, Responsive, Searchable ASP.NET Grid" webinar? 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).

  • DevExpress NuGet Packages - Now Available

    Good news, we are now offering NuGet packages for several subscriptions.

    NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. -NuGet.org

    Licensed customers can request access to the Beta version by writing to support@devexpress.com.

    Setup

    Add DevExpress NuGet Feed

    Follow this excellent step-by-step guide to setup your Visual Studio instance for our NuGet packages:

    DevExpress NuGet Packages: T466415

    Required

    The DevExpress NuGet feed requires the following:

    1. You must be a licensed customer
    2. Only certain development platforms like ASP.NET are currently available
    3. You should realize that this NuGet support is still only available as a 'beta', we are still working on the full implementation
    4. You should be using version 16.2, since that version is all we support
    5. Please read the section about "Limitations" before you switch to using NuGet packages

    Limitations

    The biggest limitation for NuGet packages is that by design they cannot affect the Visual Studio IDE. In other words, they are most convenient for development scenarios such as build servers.

    What this means in practice is that we will not be providing DevExpress design-time assemblies via NuGet, and hence the DevExpress controls will not be available in the Visual Studio Toolbox if you use these new packages. You will still have to install the product via our installation program for those design-time experiences.

    Packages

    Please visit the knowledgebase article to see the complete list of available packages.

    Feedback

    What do you think about the new DevExpress NuGet packages? We'd love to hear your feedback. Please let us know by adding your feedback to this knowledgebase article.


    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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