XAF Solution Wizard for easier getting started (Coming soon in v14.1)

XAF now ships with the wizard which allows you to quickly create a new application in a few simple steps. All you need to do is choose a target platform (desktop, web or both), data model type (Entity Framework Code First, Entity Framework Model First or XPO), user authentication type, and finally select extra modules to include in your application. The wizard will automatically generate a solution according to the specified settings.

To learn more, either watch the video or check the screenshots below.

To start the wizard, choose DevExpress v14.1 XAF Solution Wizard in the New Project dialog.


Step 1 – Choose Target Platforms

In this step, you can choose Windows, Web or both.


Step 2 – Choose ORM

In this step, you can choose your data model type – Entity Framework Code First, Entity Framework Model First, or eXpress Persistent Objects (XPO).


Step 3 – Choose Security

In this step you can enable the Security System and choose the authentication type.


If you choose XPO in the previous step, you can also enable Integrated Mode or setup the Middle Tier Application Server.


Step 4 – Choose Extra Modules

At this last step, you can choose the required extra XAF modules to enrich your application with an additional functionality:


Now you can click Finish and and see the result. The following image demonstrates that the wizard automatically generates the solution code and even populates the data model with entities required by the Security System and chosen extra modules.


11 comment(s)
shinee shinee


26 May, 2014
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

You're welcome, Shinee!:-)

27 May, 2014
Chris Royle (LOB)

That does look really useful.

27 May, 2014
Rasim Hasanov


27 May, 2014


27 May, 2014
Ullas Krishnan 1

That's Very Nice..Hope Dennis will not get more tickets from my side :)

27 May, 2014


28 May, 2014
Renaud Bompuis

That is certainly going to be useful. XAF covers quite a lot of ground and being able to quitly put together something is going to be invaluable.

30 May, 2014
James Zhong

This feature is very useful for preparing 'small' sample project when submitting support tickets!

2 June, 2014
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

Thank you, Guys!

@James: Yes, even we find it helpful for this particular scenario.

2 June, 2014

How about the XAF ASP.NET Theme? Any metro like theme with ribbon?

8 June, 2014

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