DXperience v2009.2 released!

ctodx
25 August 2009

I'm sure that many of you already know about this and have snagged the bandwidth to download before telling all your friends, but we released DXperience v2009.2 this morning (US time). Alongside that, we announced the new subscription package, DXperience WPF, to contain all of our WPF controls, in the same manner that DXperience WinForms and DXperience ASP.NET aggregate their respective controls.

You can find out what's new — and let me tell you, there is a great deal of What's New — in this particular release by visiting the official page, or by reading the blog posts we wrote as v2009.2 was moving from code freeze through integration and overall functional testing. For those of you who are upgrading from v2009.1 (and remember you can run these major versions side-by-side so you don't have to upgrade your applications immediately), you can see the breaking changes list here.

I personally feel that this is an excellent release with many new features and some great enhancements. Many of these changes were implemented as a direct result of feedback and suggestions from our customers, either by phone, by email to our support team, by filling out some great reports online, or by snagging us at the conferences we've attended, and almost certainly by ESP. Everyone at DevExpress would like to thank you for this feedback. It is very much appreciated, I can tell you.

And now, onto v2009.3!

20 comment(s)
John Frost2
John Frost2

When will v2009.3 be released?

When will the roadmap to v2009.3 be released?

Sorry, just had to ask.  I will now remove my tongue from my cheek.

Great job!

25 August, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Brian: I like to sometimes refer to the final major release of the year as the "tuna surprise" version, so named for when my wife asks what's for dinner, and I say Tuna Surprise. The surprise being, of course, there's no tuna in it. So, 9.3: the tuna-friendly release.

Seriously, we've been dropping hints already, but certainly pivot grid & scheduler for WPF, more stuff (including possibly the same pivot grid/scheduler combo) for Silverlight (and getting the controls out of beta), possibly some ASP.NET MVC controls. Usual enhancements spread over all controls. Other stuff that we'll be talking about in the weeks to come.

Cheers, Julian

25 August, 2009
Bruno Cossi
Bruno Cossi

Julian,

Very well done!

Cheers,

Bruno

25 August, 2009
Alex Boston
Alex Boston

Great Job,

And if we can speak about 9.3 :)

Can I ask about XAF using WPF.

25 August, 2009
Alain Bismark
Alain Bismark

Great,

but what about new features for XPO and XAF to 9.3??

regards

25 August, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

All: Blimey, I knew if I was going to rattle something off the top of my head about 9.3, I would get someone who'd ask about "their" favorite product. Sorry, I didn't have (and don't now) the latest info about XAF/XPO in 9.3, but I can say that we recently increased the headcount in the team to help drive the product forward over the next 6 to 12 months.

Cheers, Julian

25 August, 2009
Krishna Prasad
Krishna Prasad

Was looking forward to this release!!.

am I missing something?

Are the Ag controls part of WPF?. Cannot find them anywhere?

25 August, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Krishna: the AgXxx controls are our Silverlight controls. They are not part of the WPF controls. Although we were hoping to release them out of beta, like the WPF controls, there was too much still to complete. They will remain in beta for our DXperience customers and it's likely that they will come out of beta for v2009.3.

Cheers, Julian

25 August, 2009
David Shannon
David Shannon

I know you don't really need to hear this kind of adulatory tripe.  But I couldn't do half the stuff I do without your components, XPO, and XAF.  Over the years they have become the backbone of my applications.

So don't screw up.  I need to make a living...

26 August, 2009
Greffith Ponce
Greffith Ponce

Aggree to you David. I am only one year in XAF and XPO but I am looking to it as my future.

26 August, 2009
Paolo Liverani
Paolo Liverani

What about XAF generating a silverlight application?

26 August, 2009
Stanislaw Tristan
Stanislaw Tristan

Is native ASP.NET MVC controls will be free?

26 August, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

David: As I intimated, we're putting in the resources to ensure XAF's and XPO's success.

Paolo: One of the things on the list, but I have no news to impart about schedules or release dates.

Cheers, Julian

26 August, 2009
Christoph Brändle
Christoph Brändle

2009.2 is indeed an excellent release, the DXGrid is now really high quality, I am slightly impressed by the progress (I did not expect that).

This makes it much more easily to wait and see what is coming next, the DXScheduler in DXGrid quality will be most welcome! My lost faith is back again, well done!

26 August, 2009
Robert Colby
Robert Colby

We are experiencing some severe slow-downs in instance creation of controls with a lot of DX controls on them in 9.2 vs. 9.1.  I have removed some layout controls and things are a little better, but still much slower than with 9.1.  Anyone else seeing these issues?

26 August, 2009
Oleg Tiktinski
Oleg Tiktinski

will .3 release fully support RIA ?  :)

full blown design time support for SilverLight ? :)

26 August, 2009
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Robert: Please email support using support@devexpress.com. They will be the best people to diagnose this issue.

Cheers, Julian

26 August, 2009
Jon Winstar
Jon Winstar

Hi,

I have not been a DevExpress client for long. You have published a list of breaking changes in this release - which is great, I really appreciate that. But there seem to be a huge number of them. Is this typical of your recent releases? Or was this more than usual?

26 August, 2009
Conrad Akunga
Conrad Akunga

As usual, brilliant! I' m particularly keen on getting to grips with the new features

27 August, 2009
DTR
DTR

Kudos to DevExpress for all the great work!

Any reason why the Silverlight demos were not included in the 9.2.4 install (Demo Center)?  I've found these a great reference on the previous releases.

27 August, 2009

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