DevExpress DXperience v2011 vol 1.4: What's New and How to Upgrade
DevExpress DXperience is a comprehensive suite of UI controls and frameworks for .NET developers. It includes over 500 components for WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, HTML JS, Blazor, Reporting, Dashboard, and more. In this article, we will review some of the new features and enhancements introduced in DXperience v2011 vol 1.4 and provide some tips on how to upgrade from previous versions.
What's New in DXperience v2011 vol 1.4
DXperience v2011 vol 1.4 was released on June 7, 2011 and included several improvements and additions across different platforms. Here are some of the highlights:
WinForms Controls: The XtraGrid control added support for multiple column summaries, improved print and export performance and memory usage, unbound columns with expressions in server mode, group intervals for date-time columns in server mode, a new scroll mode for grouped data, incremental search in filter dropdowns, and a built-in context menu for bands. The XtraBars Suite introduced the BackstageView control that mimics the Microsoft Office 2010 File menu.
WPF and Silverlight Controls: The DXGauges Suite was introduced as a new product that provides circular and linear gauges with various value indicators. The DXCharts Suite added support for funnel charts, logarithmic axes, custom axis labels, and series templates.
ASP.NET Controls: The ASPxGridView control added support for batch editing mode, custom summaries in group rows and total summaries, custom buttons in command columns, and fixed columns. The ASPxPivotGrid control added support for OLAP data sources, custom summaries, field value templates, and fixed columns. The ASPxScheduler control added support for reminders, custom appointment forms, recurring appointments with exceptions, and resource grouping.
Reporting: The XtraReports Suite added support for sparklines, bar codes, rich text editing, subreports with parameters, calculated fields with expressions, and improved print and export performance and memory usage.
Dashboard: The XtraDashboard Suite added support for OLAP data sources, funnel charts, range filters, custom item captions, drill-down capabilities, and improved design-time experience.
CodeRush: The CodeRush productivity tool added support for Visual Studio 2010 SP1, new refactorings and code providers, improved code analysis and navigation features, and enhanced test runner and code coverage tools.
How to Upgrade to DXperience v2011 vol 1.4
If you have an older version of DXperience installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to the latest version (v2011 vol 1.4), you need to follow these steps:
Login to www.devexpress.com/clientcenter for download/registration information. If you have lost or forgotten your login credentials, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Download the DXperience installer from the Client Center or use the DevExpress Download Manager application.
Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. You can choose to install all or selected products from the DXperience suite.
If you have existing projects that use DXperience components, you need to upgrade them using the Project Converter tool that is included in the installer. This tool will automatically update the references and resources of your projects to use the new version of DXperience assemblies.
Rebuild your projects and enjoy the new features and enhancements of DXperience v2011 vol 1.4.
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