Access v18.1 of DevExpress ASP.NET Web Controls Today - v18.1 CTP Available

The official v18.1 release of the DevExpress ASP.NET tools is only weeks away. And our developers will continue to work hard until we reach the 'code freeze' date. However, they want to get your feedback on features and controls that they've developed so far.

Today, we're making available a special v18.1 CTP (community technology preview) that includes new controls and features. This release includes all the DevExpress ASP.NET line of controls for ASP.NET WebForms, MVC, Bootstrap WebForms, and Bootstrap Core.

However, it does not include all of the features and controls that will be part of the official v18.1 release. Hey, we have until code freeze date to finish those features.

Note: This is pre-release software, so please, consider yourself warned.

What's Included

There's a ton of new features and some new controls too. Each item below is either linked to an online demo or a corresponding support ticket that describes the feature.

Here's what's included in this v18.1 CTP:

DevExpress ASP.NET WebForms and MVC

Let's start with the classic ASP.NET WebForms and MVC controls:

RichEdit

The DevExpress ASP.NET RichEdit control for ASP.NET WebForms and MVC is getting these excellent new features:

Spreadsheet

The DevExpress ASP.NET Spreadsheet control for ASP.NET WebForms and MVC is adding:

ListBox, ComboBox, TokenBox

FormLayout

TabControl/PageControl

DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap for ASP.NET Core

The DevExpress Bootstrap ASP.NET Core GridView controls gets the following enhancements:

We're also adding these new controls and a new way to work with our client-side API:

DevExpress Bootstrap ASP.NET WebForms

The DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap controls for ASP.NET WebForms is enhancing the three controls and adding a new one:

GridView

FormLayout

ListBox

New control

Download

Download the v18.1 CTP here: v18.1 DevExpress ASP.NET CTP - Installer

Please note that the v18.1 CTP installer can only be installed in trial mode. This CTP will not be necessary (or available) after the official release.

The DevExpress ASP.NET Bootstrap controls for ASP.NET Core are only available via NuGet packages and you can download those here: NuGet - v18.1 DevExpress ASP.NET Core CTP

Try the latest DevExpress ASP.NET v18.1 CTP and please give us your feedback, thanks!


Email: mharry@devexpress.com

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all DevExpress controls are included.

31 March, 2018

Only mentioned features are included in this CTP release. While you can add other components on a page, they are not expected to be used in CTP evaluation and you can face some issues.

4 April, 2018

Does this include the Dashboard controls for MVC?

6 April, 2018

When is the official 18.1 release date?

7 April, 2018

Hugh, we do not publish a date as feedback from the beta helps us to address issues before the final release.

Please keep an eye on our newsletters, blogs, etc. for info on the upcoming v18.1 release.

9 April, 2018

HI, I would like a null text feature, when control receive the focus, nulltext not disappeared, just move to the right or botton o another direction , very nice when use on small device.

thank y

15 May, 2018

Hi,

Another features that I would like to have are:

1 . More Templates with identity, touch ready, modern, ready for small devices and desktops, where only you need to insert the controls saving developer time.

2. A wizard where you can create with easy a master-detailed Crud, specifying the tables, relations, keys, columns with validations, text, nullvalue,  transactions, using or not store procedure and more.

thank you!

15 May, 2018

Hi Ardiur,

Thanks for those interesting suggestions. We'll consider some of them for a future release. However, the suggestion about nulltext is not likely since 'floating labels' have been found to be problematic: https://medium.com/simple-human/floating-labels-are-a-bad-idea-82edb64220f6

15 May, 2018

Hi Ardiur,

While our ASP.NET controls do not support the feature you mentioned about nulltext, one of support devs has some workarounds that may interest you:

www.devexpress.com/.../aspxtextbox-how-to-change-the-position-of-the-null-text-while-entering-a-value

16 May, 2018

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