Supported Visual Studio Versions
General Information on DevExpress Visual Studio Support
Support for Visual Studio 2008 and Higher
All WinForms and ASP.NET Components produced by DevExpress fully support Visual Studio 2008 and higher (.NET Framework 3.5+). WPF Products support Visual Studio 2010 (.NET Framework 4.0). Silverlight product also support Visual Studio 2010 (require Silverlight 5). Products supporting these IDEs and Framework versions are under active development and new features are being added to them on a regular basis, as described in our Product Delivery Model.
Support for Visual Studio 2005 and Lower
All DevExpress products that were originally designed for previous .NET Framework versions still have shipping versions that support Visual Studio 2002, 2003 and 2005. We continue to support these products but are no longer extending their feature sets. If you are planning to use Visual Studio 2002, 2003 or 2005, take into account that we will only release maintenance updates with bug fixes.
DXperience Editions and IDE Versions
If you need ASP.NET technologies or want to use the eXpressApp Framework in your development, note that these products support only Visual Studio 2005 or higher. This means that DXperience Universal and DXperience ASP.NET Editions should not be considered for purchase if you're using Visual Studio 2003 or lower. The only two editions that can be purchased for use in these IDEs are DXperience Enterprise and DXperience WinForms.
DevExpress Products Supporting Visual Studio 2005
If you are developing with Visual Studio 2005, the latest available version of our .NET products is 2011.1.x.
DevExpress Products Supporting Visual Studio 2003 and Lower
WinForms Controls, Reporting and .NET ORM
Products listed below are included into both DXperience WinForms and DXperience Enterprise.
IDE Productivity Tools
CodeRush and Refactor! are included into DXperience Enterprise and Universal.