ASP.NET and MVC Subscription - v18.2 and What You Can Expect in mid-November

Check out this list of upcoming v18.2 release features that we're working on for our ASP.NET line of controls. We've also prepared a special v18.2 CTP with online demos that you can see in your browser now.

If you are an active Universal subscriber and would like to test our most recent features prior to official release, please email our support team at support@devexpress.com or create a private support ticket in the DevExpress Support Center. Once we verify that you own an active Universal Subscription, we'll get you access to the v18.2 CTP. Feel free to test any of the following features and share your feedback with us!

WebForms and MVC

ASP.NET Spreadsheet and MVC Spreadsheet Extension

Pivot Table

Pivot Tables allow end-users to calculate, categorize and analyze data within a worksheet. Our ASP.NET and MVC Spreadsheet's pivot table displays a summary table that breaks the data into categories and calculates subtotals without entering any formulas.

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/preview/ASP/ASPxSpreadsheetDemos/PivotTables.aspx

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/MVC/Features/PivotTables

Cross sheet formula editing

End-users can now use cell values from other sheets to create formulas for the active sheet.

ASP.NET Rich Text Edit / MVC Rich Text Edit Extension

Simple View

Our new Simple View mode displays documents while ignoring the page's layout. In this mode, the control adjusts the document so that it occupies the control's entire content area.

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/preview/ASP/ASPxRichEditDemos/SimpleView.aspx

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/MVC/BarsAndUI/SimpleView

ASP.NET Calendar and ASP.NET DateEdit / MVC Calendar and DateEdit Extensions

Month-Year Picker

You can now specify which control view (days, months, years, centuries) an end-user can use to navigate and to select dates.

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/preview/ASP/ASPxEditorsDemos/MonthYearPicker.aspx

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/MVC/Editors/MonthYearPicker

ASP.NET Bootstrap

FormLayout

Data Binding

Each layout item contains a DevExpress data editor that allows users to edit values of the corresponding field type. If no items are specified explicitly, the Form Layout control automatically generates layout items with suitable editors for each data field.

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/Bootstrap/Layout/FormLayout.aspx

New Bootstrap File Manager control

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/Bootstrap/FileManager/Default.aspx

New Bootstrap Ribbon Control

    Available in CTP:

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/Bootstrap/Navigation/Ribbon.aspx

Bootstrap GridView

Scrolling and Paging

Our upcoming release will include a number of highly popular scrolling/paging modes:

  • Vertical scrolling

  • Horizontal scrolling

  • Virtual paging

  • Endless paging

  • Fixed columns

      Available in CTP:
    

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/Bootstrap/GridView/ScrollingAndPaging.aspx

Bootstrap CardView

Scrolling and Paging

Like our Bootstrap GridView, our CardView will be updated to support the following scrolling/paging modes:

  • Vertical scrolling

  • Endless paging

  • Endless paging on Page Scroll

      Available in CTP:
    

https://demos.devexpress.com/Preview/Bootstrap/CardView/ScrollingAndPaging.aspx

Features We'll Release in November

WebForms and MVC

ASP.NET GridView / MVC GridView Extension

Callback Support in Batch Edit mode

Callbacks won't cause unsaved data loss in Batch Edit mode. End-users need not save data to execute sorting, filtering, paging, grouping and similar operations. For example, end-users can edit cells on several data pages and then update data within a single callback.

Preview Changes in Batch Edit

Inserted, edited and deleted rows can be previewed and modified before data is saved in Batch Edit mode. The GridView displays only modified rows in Preview mode. This mode is useful when multiple modified rows exist across different data pages.

Improved Adaptivity in Fixed Table Layout Mode

MinWidth and MaxWidth properties will be added to ASP.NET GridView columns to improve column adaptivity when fixed table layout mode is enabled.

ASP.NET CardView / MVC CardView Extension

Grouping

End-users can group CardViews by one or multiple data columns.

ASP.NET Scheduler / MVC Scheduler Extension

Performance Enhancements

Based on customization settings and the current view, performance has been improved by 1.25 – 2.8 times in Edge, 1.1 – 2.6 times in Chrome.

Appointment Tooltip for Mobile

To use screen space more efficiently, an appointment tooltip will be displayed at bottom of the screen on mobile devices.

View Visible Interval Navigator Adaptivity

This will improve the View Navigator's customization and adaptivity features. Take a look at this image to see a mockup.

Floating Action Button

This button provides quick access to the most popular Scheduler user actions. The actions in the button differ based on current context (a selected appointment, a view).

ASP.NET PivotGrid and MVC PivotGrid Extension

Unbound Column for OLAP Data Source

In v18.2, we will introduce an Unbound Column for Pivot Grids connected to OLAP Data Source via code. You can create an Unbound Column, assign an MDX expression string to it, and the column will be calculated via Analysis Services.

Pivot Grid In-memory Data Processing Performance

We continue to improve the Pivot Grid's in-memory data processing. The following features are now processed by the pivot grid in Optimized Mode:

  • Custom Types
  • Custom Totals
  • UseNativeTypeForAggregates
  • CustomSummary event (not available in CTP)
  • CustomGroupInterval event (not available in CTP)
  • Legacy TopN (not available in CTP)
  • CustomUnboundFieldData event (not available in CTP)
  • Case-sensitive data binding (not available in CTP)

ASP.NET and MVC Web Chart Control

Advanced Pane Layout

Diagram Pane items now support a tabular layout mode. Every Pane will include a title element and an expand/collapse button that allows you to maximize a specific chart region. With this feature, it will be easier to build dashboard-like layouts by grouping Series into separate Panes and maximize a Series group at runtime.

Crosshair Panel Improvements

It is now possible to display Indicator data in the Crosshair Panel.

ASP.NET FileManager and ASP.NET UploadControl / MVC FileManager and UploadControl

OneDrive and Google Drive Support

You can now manage files and folders in One Drive and Google Drive via our ASP.NET and MVC FileManager. Upload Control provides direct upload to both cloud storage mediums.

ASP.NET ComboBox and ASP.NET TokenBox / MVC ComboBox and TokenBox Extensions

Server Mode data source support

Both components support LinqServerModeDataSource, EntityServerModeDataSource or XpoDataSource data sources. Server Mode will function much as it does in the DevExpress ASP.NET/MVC GridView

ASP.NET Menu and ASP.NET NavBar / MVC Menu and NavBar Extensions

Collapse to images

To help reduce control width when the browser screen is too narrow, our ASP.NET Menu and NavBar hide item text and only display item icons.

ASP.NET WebForms and MVC Adaptive Project Template

All pages within our adaptive project templates now have adaptive layout. This template provides a quick start for mobile applications development.

ASP.NET Bootstrap

New Bootsrap Spreadsheet Control

New Bootstrap Rich Text Edit Control

FormLayout

Data annotation Attributes

The following data annotation attributes will be supported:

  • BrowsableAttribute
  • RequiredAttribute
  • RegularExpressionAttribute
  • RangeAttribute
  • DisplayFormatAttribute
  • DisplayAttribute
  • DataTypeAttribute

Thanks.

7 comment(s)

Awesome work Mehul and the team,

On ASP.NET Bootstrap features, will the features be mirrored in Bootstrap Core?

Regards,

Alfred

18 September, 2018

@Alfred, thanks! No the features will not be mirrored. Please read the plans about the Bootstrap Core controls here: community.devexpress.com/.../simplifying-our-asp-net-control-suites.aspx

18 September, 2018

Hi,

 In your 2018 roadmap video and subsequent webpage, you talked about adding the drag'n'drop feature to the ASPX/MVC FileManager component.  Is it still planned for the v18.2 release ?  This is a major feature for us and our customers and we really hope this is still a scheduled feature for your next version.

   Regards,

 www.devexpress.com/.../asp.xml

18 September, 2018

@Sebastien,

File Manager drag'n'drop is still in our plans for but for next year. When we presented that roadmap survey, it allowed us to gauge the interest of our customers. We found that other features were more popular for our customer so we prioritized accordingly. Thanks.

19 September, 2018

Hey Mehul,

Do you have some more information on the scheduler performance improvements.

Are we taking about client side rendering or overall performance?

Matt

19 September, 2018

@Matt,

We improved client-side and server-side performance. The most noticeable issues were on the client side (especially in IE/Edge), but we improved for both the client and server. Thanks.

20 September, 2018

Hi Mehul,

Is there a way to connect your new Asp.net spreadsheet to ms cube directly?

18 October, 2018

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