DevExpress Universal v20.1 released

ctodx
05 May 2020

Without a doubt, this is a difficult time for all of us. If you or your business has been impacted by the pandemic, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

Even with the various Stay-At-Home rules, we’ve been working extra hard to provide you with new features and enhancements to our product line, and I am proud to announce the immediate availability of DevExpress Universal v20.1. This release includes our platform suites for WinForms, WPF, UWP, Xamarin, the assorted varieties of ASP.NET, as well as DevExtreme and Blazor. As is usual, however, the new version of our VCL Subscription will be released in a couple of weeks' time.

Packed with dozens of new products and features across all supported platforms – we’ve been extra diligent in publishing blog posts and videos about them all – our newest release delivers the capabilities you'll need to build compelling, high-impact desktop, web and mobile solutions. Get started today and create apps that fully address the needs of your enterprise regardless of computing device or platform.

For what’s new in this release — and there have been many enhancements and new features across the board — please go to this page. Of course, you can always navigate to devexpress.com/new and see what’s new in the latest version, whichever version number that happens to be.

As usual, we’ve listed the Resolved Issues introduced in this release. That page also enables you to review the changes we’ve made from any release to any other.

Unfortunately, for every major release, no matter how hard we try and minimize the impact, some new features and enhancements are bound to cause a few breaking changes. You can read about the v20.1 breaking changes here.

I pretty much say something like this with every major release: we would not be able to produce and release such robust and full-featured controls, features, and enhancements without the invaluable help of our customers. By publishing surveys, reviewing comments and support tickets, we find that we can more easily focus on providing what our customers want from our products going forward. Also, you may have noticed that we’ve been publishing relevant blog posts on what we are doing, posts detailing various tips and tricks, and posts on how we aim to move forward. My strong recommendation is to monitor our community site more than ever before.

I’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our products throughout this year, who used and tested the various v20.1 betas we've produced and provided information on the issues they found, and, of course, to all our customers who use our products every day in their applications. We are confident that the new controls, features, and enhancements in v20.1 will strengthen and validate your trust in our products. Thank you, it is much appreciated. And, again, please stay safe in these uncertain times.

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19 comment(s)
c. veal
c. veal
Thank you Mr. Bucknall and the DevExpress team, hard work very much appreciated! 

This is the best dev community on planet earth and though this is a serious and somber situation, there is no other community I’d rather be apart of than this one to face it together.

Cheers to the release of 20.1!

#DevExpressLife


5 May 2020
Jonatas Hudler
Jonatas Hudler

Julian,

I want to salute and praise all the effort the DevExpress team has put in this extraordinary moment the world is living. Both providing us costumers a prompt ear to listen and help, and still delivering your product in such a consistent pace.

Congratulations to you all!

5 May 2020
Daniel Programer
Daniel Programer

Are there any updates to Blazor? It appears that the last time Blazor received any new features/enhancements was in February? Maybe I'm not looking at the right place.


Thank you.

5 May 2020
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for keeping up with the DevExpress UI for Blazor updates. The best place to track them is through these blogs and also the GitHub releases page:

https://github.com/DevExpress/Blazor/releases

We're working on an update and will let you know once it's finished.

Is there a component, feature, or .net framework compatibility you need from our upcoming DevExpress UI for Blazor update?

5 May 2020
Alex Boston
Alex Boston
Thank you all, I'm reading what's new right now and I got exited to try it right now.
5 May 2020
NHIF
NHIF

Congratulation Guys at DevExpress.

You are doing an excellent job.

On the Blazor side I think a Business Application Template like the one in Angular and on the DataGrid New Row in the same way as WinForms DataGrid.

5 May 2020
Alvis Kums
Alvis Kums

Congratulations on new version!


If we talking about Blazor, strange request, but i'm interested in Gauges. First project to try on Blazor, client is interested in, kind of, dashboard with lot of gauges to show online production measurements.

5 May 2020
Roberto Conti
Roberto Conti

Congratulations to you all and thank you for your work!


About Blazor, I see that a Devexpress.Blazor.Reporting appeared in NuGet packages, it is higly desired for our projects, but I see that's the only one out with version 20.1.3, while DevExpress.Blazor package 19.2.5 is not out yet. Do you plan to release the entire 20.1 version of DevExpress UI for Blazor soon?

6 May 2020
Emanuele
Emanuele

Hi,

for those who had already installed the v20.1.2 (beta) it is better to uninstall it and than install the official realese (v20.1.3), or just update the beta with the new realese?

Thanks anyway for all your work!

7 May 2020
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Emanuele: Me, I'm ultra-cautious, maybe too much 😃, so I'd uninstall the beta and then install the released version. But it should work just as well with a simple update.

Cheers, Julian

7 May 2020
Daniel Programer
Daniel Programer

Mehul,


Over the past couple of years (!) I wrote up several dissertations on what I expect to be included in your Blazor library.

I am revisiting your toolkit again after 6 months now that Blazor Webassembly is approaching production. I am unable to create a simple real-world project that uses your Scheduler component, let alone a complex enterprise application that requires about 80% of the functionality that your ASP.NET WebForms/MVC libraries offer.

https://supportcenter.devexpress.com/ticket/details/t887697/scheduler-for-blazor-missing-features

DevExpress posted a survey I believe last November, then took several months to produce a very rudimentary roadmap for the first half of 2020 (which is almost here) that honestly does not include much. In the meantime, one of your competitors now has 65 components including complex ones such as Rich Text Editor.

Basically, I'm looking for a straight answer from you at this point. Is DevExpress going to take Blazor seriously or is this just something that you want to put on your marketing website as supported and encourage your customers to look elsewhere.


Thank you,

Daniel

8 May 2020
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
HI Daniel
We love dissertations and we appreciate that our customers hold our feet to the fire.
Honestly, we are not clever enough to come up with "marketing ploys" like the one you mentioned. Good people - with good intentions - have and will continue to invest a lot of energy on Blazor.

I'm not prepared to disclose our v20.2 plans at this moment, as we are holding major announcements for the Build Conference. Suffice it to say, Blazor is a major part of our long-term strategy. Of course, this won't help someone who is looking for an RTF control today. This is the risk you take as a business - people are free to choose alternatives if you fail to deliver X, Y, or Z.

I'm more than happy to engage you in a meaningful manner prior to the Build Conference - feel free to email me at rayn@devexpress.com to discuss your immediate needs. I'm not in the habit of misleading users, offering hollow platitudes or empty proclamations - if we can't do what you need, I'll tell you so.

I do appreciate your willingness to share and I certainly want to earn your business. Obviously, we've got work to do and I hope you will be patient with us as we gear up for v20.2.

Thanks a lot Daniel

8 May 2020
Daniel Programer
Daniel Programer
Thank you Ray for your quick response, I have sent you a personal e-mail.
8 May 2020
Customer56436436
Customer56436436
There is still a problem with WinExplorerView (WinForms) - often some thumbnails are not displayed when using asynchronous rendering. An empty thumbnail is displayed instead. Easily repeats in Demo - > WinExplorer View (DB) (DirectX, although my application has a problem under GDI). Just scroll the thumbnails back and forth. Sooner or later we will see empty thumbnails.
I have to adjust the size of thumbnails to avoid this problem.
Example:
https://s12.directupload.net/images/200510/h52xrhxx.gif
And there has been this problem almost since adding WinExplorerView to GridControl :(
Please fix it.
Thank you for your work!
 
10 May 2020
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
@Customer56436436
We have an internal ticket related to this matter, but I'm not sure how we can contact you. It's not apparent to me which version you own or which subscription you've purchased in the past. Please email me at rayn@devexpress.com and I'll be happy to figure all this out on your behalf.
13 May 2020
Customer56436436
Customer56436436
@Ray Navasarkian
Apologize. At home, I do not use my work account for communication. And this is my personal account, but no more. I can't link a work license to it, because it doesn't belong to me personally. Otherwise, I would just create a ticket. However, I just wanted to draw your developers ' attention to a possible bug that has been around for quite some time.
13 May 2020
CRM-742fbe6d-7e5c-4f04-9446-551d00e7dba6
Sonzero

I see DevExpress.Blazor.Reporting package was released April 30, 2020

But I was unable to find any documentation of this package on internet,
and I also couldn't find demo source for Blazor from Demo Center 20.1

I have referenced this article: Reporting for Blazor - How to use Document Viewer and Report Designer within your Blazor Apps
But it cannot help me to view the report in server-side Blazor app.

I think DxDocumentViewer of DevExpress.Blazor.Reporting package can do that. Are there any documentation or examples that can help me do that?

Please help
Thanks

19 May 2020
Istvan Kardkovacs
Istvan Kardkovacs

@Ray Navasarkian

"we are holding major announcements for the Build Conference" - could you send me a link about these announcements?

27 May 2020
Guillermo Martin
Guillermo Martin
Hello,
I am with Daniel programer on this topic, there are few news regarding Blazor and the update is quite slow. Compared to the rest of the biggest competitors, you are by far the one behind. It's a shame and in my case, it forced me to start evaluating other alternatives.

Regarding the announcements that you were going to make in the build conference that Ray refers to, is there somewhere to see them? I searched but found nothing about it.

Cheers 


28 May 2020

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