ANN: DXCore XPO plugin

02 October 2009

Version of the XPO plugin is now available, compiled against DXCore 9.2.6. Please download it here: (22563 bytes)

As always, if you're not familiar with the purpose of the XPO plugin, please read this description of the "Simplified Criteria Syntax" feature.

This version fixes two issues:

  • Changed undo unit handling for compatibility with DXCore 9.2.6 (fixes B140294)
  • Fixed an issue where an exclusion created through the "red cross" UI in the editor wasn't persisted correctly.
8 comment(s)
Marc Greiner (DevExpress MVP)

Thanks Oliver, yes it is working again.

2 October, 2009
Edward Giusto

Seems to not agree with XPA templates... enter doesn't move to type field.

Also, how to do queries like ParentObject.DetailObject[PropertyName = ?] with this syntax?

2 October, 2009
Jim Clay


Richard - It would be something like this:

Parent.Fields.Detail.Property = ?


2 October, 2009
Bill Lee

It's been asked before, but none of suggestions seem to work.  Where do I place the dll to be recognized?  I tried the locations in the DevExpress about box for plugins.  I tried a couple places under docs&settings.  But it never shows up in the Options.

7 October, 2009
Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)


For a while now, the folder for additional plugins has been configurable, which seems to lead to some confusion unfortunately. You need to have a look at a particular setting to find out what folder is the right one on your system.

Follow these steps to get to the Settings options page:

1. From the DevExpress menu, select "Options...".

2. In the tree view on the left, navigate to this folder:


3. Select the "Settings" options page.

This page level is Advanced, and will only be visible if the Level combo on the lower-left of the Options dialog is set to Advanced or Expert.

Now, on the Settings page there's an edit field with the caption "specify a folder for community plugins". This edit has the path which is used to look for such plugins on your system.

If the plugin is loaded, you should see an entry for the "assembly name" "CR_XPOFieldSync" in the "Plug-in Manager" list (this is right next to the Settings page you were using above), and you should also find the plugin specific settings page at Editor\XPO\General.

Hope this helps!


8 October, 2009
Jim Clay


The one thing I have found is that if you are on a corporate network and your "My Documents" folder is rerouted to a server, you should change the location that Oliver is talking about to a local folder.

At least this is the case on our network.


8 October, 2009
Bill Lee

Using settings to move the folder did the trick for me.  It now shows up in the Plug-in manager. Thanks for the tips!

12 October, 2009
Richard Sykora

following this link works perfect too

10 December, 2009

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