What's New in DXperience v2010 vol 1
Changes Across the DevExpress .NET Product Line
Visual Studio 2010 Support
In this release cycle, we’ve dedicated significant resources to ensure that all DevExpress .NET Products are fully compatible with Visual Studio 2010 and take advantage of the IDE’s new capabilities.
Updates and new features include the following:
- CodeRush and Refactor! Integration with Visual Studio 2010
CodeRush and Refactor! fully integrate into the new Visual Studio IDE and provide the same feature set as that found in previous versions.
- Enhanced Design-Time Experience for WPF and Silverlight Controls
While previous versions of Visual Studio did not offer design-time flexibility for our WPF and Silverlight components, Visual Studio 2010 provides a comprehensive designer framework that we utilized to provide on-form customization solutions for our components. Much like our industry-leading design-time support for WinForms components, you can also customize WPF and Silverlight controls by simply clicking and dragging internal elements. See what's new in our WPF Grid Control and Silverlight Layout Control for examples of new design-time options available within our products.
- New WPF Project Wizard
Our WPF controls now ship with a new DevExpress WPF Application wizard that integrates into Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The wizard lists DevExpress WPF Products that can be integrated into a new application. You can select the required controls by clicking check boxes next to product names. Most entries also provide a choice of layout styles so you can specify the basic layout that you want to start with.
- Fully Integrated Report Designer and Wizards
The XtraReports Suite fully integrates into Visual Studio 2010 and provides the same Report Designer surface, Toolbars and Dock Windows as those available in previous versions of Visual Studio.
- Design-time Customization for WinForms, ASP.NET Controls and Application Frameworks
All advanced design-time customization features that you've used in Visual Studio 2008 and 2005 are also available in the new Microsoft IDE.
Client Profile Support
.NET Framework Client Profile is a lightweight version of the full .NET Framework designed for clients that do not need the entire framework. Visual Studio 2010 creates projects for this version by default and we expect a lot of applications to target this lightweight framework.
All DevExpress controls shipped with DXperience v2010 vol 1 fully support the .NET Framework Client Profile (The only exception is the XtraReports End-User Designer).