The 12 Days of DevExpress Christmas Contest

[UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep a look out, “me hearties”, for the lucky treasure winners announcement that will be out very soon.]

Earlier this week I told you to keep an eye out for out for DevExpress Company Summit Contest.

It’s here, and it’s open to everyone: our Twitterers, Facebookers and blog-readers!

We’re giving away 12 copies of DXperience Universal, including 12 months support and upgrades, to 12 lucky winners. That means you will get access to all of the new features of DXperience coming up in v2009.3 as well as any updates becoming available for the next 12 months.

We’ve got a 12-step treasure hunt through our blogs. You’ll be looking for DevExpress Christmas gifts that look like the image below, however they might be smaller so you’ll have to look hard.

Hover over the alt tag text on each of the Christmas gifts and you will find clues to the next present in the treasure hunt. All of the presents can be found in blogs that contain news of our v2009.3 release that is coming up really soon.On the first day of DevExpress Christmas, Julian helped me to create custom tooltips

So to kick you off, hover your cursor over the Christmas gift image to the right and check the alt tag text. Once you have the clue you’ll need to figure out which DXperience v2009.3 blog post it is referring to, and find that post in order to find the next Christmas present in the treasure hunt.

Once you get to the final Christmas present in the treasure hunt the clue will direct you to a secret blog post. If you find the link you’ll find a message from me. Email the message to me at rachelh@devexpress.com and you could be one of our 12 Christmas treasure prize winners.

Good luck and happy Christmas present hunting!

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Chris Walsh [DX-Squad]
Chris Walsh [DX-Squad]

Finished :)

9 December 2009
Anonymous
Brian Boatright

Done :-)

9 December 2009
Phillip Roux
Phillip Roux

It would be nice to run a competition for VCL customers some time.

9 December 2009
Boris Bosnjak
Boris Bosnjak

Very clever!  Not entirely as easy as one would think :-)

9 December 2009
Anonymous
Tom

Done! I forgot about the drag and drop for the rich text editor.

9 December 2009
Gary L Cox Jr [DX-Squad]
Gary L Cox Jr [DX-Squad]

Finished as well, pretty slick Rachel, I would have slipped the presents to blend with the controls icons on the screen shots...

9 December 2009
Grant Levy
Grant Levy

Finished, too!

9 December 2009
CESAR F. QüEB
CESAR F. QüEB

Finished

9 December 2009
Rory Becker - DevExpress
Rory Becker - DevExpress

Done. :)

9 December 2009
heather
heather

Done :)

9 December 2009
Jim Clay
Jim Clay

Me Too!

9 December 2009
Anonymous
Roman Rozhdestvenskiy

Me too :)

Nice event!

9 December 2009
David Shannon
David Shannon

The only way to win is not to play...

10 December 2009
Luposky
Luposky

Done :-)

10 December 2009
Geert Depickere
Geert Depickere

Finished too ;-)

10 December 2009
Kris-I
Kris-I

Same :)

@Chris Walsh .... don't play you, I already have as DX-Squad a free DXUniversal :)

10 December 2009
Guido Baumhoff
Guido Baumhoff

Finished :) maybe won ... ?

10 December 2009
Dave  Ambrose
Dave Ambrose

Finished too!  Good idea to get people looking through the blogs.

10 December 2009
Keith Puckett
Keith Puckett

Please Santa - I have Been a Good Boy!

10 December 2009
Steven Rasmussen
Steven Rasmussen

Done!

10 December 2009
Sheldon Beasley
Sheldon Beasley

Either I have way too much time on my hands, or I REALLY want a copy of DXperience Universal… I think I’ll go with the latter!

10 December 2009
Mohsen Benkhellat
Mohsen Benkhellat

+1

10 December 2009
Justin Patterson
Justin Patterson

Here to!

10 December 2009
Abaid-ur-Rehman Zulfi
Abaid-ur-Rehman Zulfi

Found the Treasure!!

10 December 2009
Moctezuma Sandoval Vargas
Moctezuma Sandoval Vargas

+1

10 December 2009
Juan Betancourt
Juan Betancourt

Me too! now only pleeeeease!

10 December 2009
Karbel.SoftwareTeam
Karbel.SoftwareTeam

+1

10 December 2009
Ralph Jansen
Ralph Jansen

+1

11 December 2009
Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey

I didn't realise we had to post here just to let people know we'd completed it.... Certainly wasn't in any instructions I found

11 December 2009
Oliver Avieny
Oliver Avieny

+1

11 December 2009
Anonymous
uberVU - social comments

This post was mentioned on Twitter by Marc Jennings: Win 12 months of DX goodness in The 12 Days of DevExpress Christmas Contest: ... http://bit.ly/6OniWE #devexpress

11 December 2009
Anonymous
Emre Sebat

Finished and sent the phrase to Rachel!

12 December 2009
Anonymous
pradeep

done a few days ago, sent email but didn't post here. Hope to win.

12 December 2009
Anonymous
Venky

completed and emailed Rachel the message.

12 December 2009
Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis

Done, now i'm in with a chance.

14 December 2009
Rachel Hawley (DevExpress)
Rachel Hawley (DevExpress)

Thanks for all you comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed the contest. I hope it refreshed your memory on a few of the new features coming up in v2009.3.

This contest will close at the end of the day today, so if you've not participated yet get on the hunt and see if you can find the hidden treasure.

Thanks everyone and early wishes from me for a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Rachel.

14 December 2009
Anonymous
Emmanuel Claus

Done ... a few days ago ;)

14 December 2009
Anonymous
Joel

Done, on the first day.

14 December 2009
Jason Sadler
Jason Sadler

Done

14 December 2009
Anonymous
Alberto R

Done

14 December 2009
Roman Pittroff_1
Roman Pittroff_1

Time?

14 December 2009

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