No amount of marketing hype and hyperbole can mask a company’s ability to deliver products that meet and exceed customer expectations. The following is a brief list of comments sent to us from our end-users – developers such as yourself who don’t have time and money to waste – developers who need to get down to business and address client needs in the shortest possible timeframe.
I’m working with the DevExpress controls from 3.5 years. DevExpress has some really cool UI controls and binding the data to these controls are very impressive. I liked the idea of repository Items too.
From couple of weeks, I’m working with the new control DiagramControl. Since this was a new control, I had lots of questions about its functionality. I wanted to use this control in my project and I had to work on the proof of concept(POC). The kind of support that I got from your team is simply awesome. Thumbs up for the support!
Coming from WinForms, developing in DevExtreme meant a steep learning curve for us with a completly new technology. The fast and excellent help we got from your supportcenter was not limited to the DevExtreme components only, but also helped us with questions in a wider perspective.
I call DevExpress development tools the wonders of software development in this present age and ages to come. The tools are so amazing and excellent ranging from the UI Presentation Components to Reporting Tools to IDE to Productivity tools and business Application Framework. Also if you run into trouble, the DevExpress support team are simply the best you can find anywhere in the world, they ensure that you do not have problems that will bring your project to a standstill. From my experience with the DevExpress (XAF) support team they are amazing and incredibly great and I have observed and experienced that they behave like a family. DevExpress tools are simply a one stop shop for any expert, advanced, intermediate, or newbie software developer or programmer. Thanks a lot DevExpress, with you, life has become easier.
We have searched for an add-on for a WinForm application for a large customer project. The focus was on a fast grid with enhanced functionality, special gauge controls (like traffic lights and tachometer), and controls with a good look and feel in common. We have bought DevEpress and were not disappointed. The properties and events are not self-explanatory / logical (for us) in every case, but we have found everything we need (and that’s the most important).
The XtraGrid is really stunning (and alone worth the price). It is:
- Very fast.
- Very complete functionality (everything that is needed is built in).
- Usable, and fully dynamic (serve from code) without problems (set a datatable or a list as datasource and format it in code).
- All needed events are there.
We use the XtraGrid on almost every form in the application (query forms but also administration forms)
Also the text editor saves a lot of time for plausibility checks. The all-in-all look-and-feel (picture buttons, tab-control, checklistbox, and so on) behavior of the controls is an important success factor for the user acceptance. There is a big difference between the look-and-feel of a standard WinForms application and a DevExpress powered window forms application.
Further, the DevExpress support stuff is really stunning. We develop since over 20 years - best support ever. In almost every case we had feedback in a few hours and the support don’t give up until a problem is solved. We only wished we had bought earlier as we can save a lot of time with it and reach a better user acceptance with it.
Peter Van Zyl
On my development team I found that DevExpress acts as a major workforce multiplier. Through its neat and effective design the software is worth about two mid-level programmers by providing quick, stable and elegant solutions to both my every day and niche programming requirements. If we had to write the components provided by DevExpress from the ground up when we needed them, I'd have to have two programmers sitting down doing just that all day long! In addition, through its unrivalled and superbly capable support team, it's like having this friendly, highly-skilled software expert right on my own development team! Simply raise a support ticket and a well-designed solution to the question promptly lands on my desk, or sometimes one is simply gently guided by expert hands to plug the holes in your understanding of the vast library of DevExpress components. While still evaluating a trial version of the product, I raised a query with the support team, they discovered a minor software glitch which caused the problem, and within a week I received a hotfix that solved the issue! Try and beat that for professionalism and service!
On a small development team like mine I could never afford a person with the level of technical expertise even approaching those embodied in the DevExpress support team, yet I have that service available as part of the annual DevExpress subscription. I have simply never received more value than this for a mere $900!
Thanks Team DevExpress!
Back in 2009 I was facing a new project where I had to choose a component library. My first thought was that choice will be hard. In the end I quickly narrowed it to only few libraries. Even then, DevExpress was easy choice. Ever since, I was in luck that companies that I worked for had purchased DevExpress library, and used it for their projects.
Speed of development (after quickly getting used to DevExpress component library), is very very fast. Beside components, there is a whole bunch of other projects which are also very good, like DevExtreme, CodeRush and others. I must mention that CodeRush will further more increase effectiveness of developer, even allowing them to very easily extend it and implement their custom plugins. I use it and would recommend it to every developer to give it a try.
Support is also very good. Answers we get are very fast and usually very helpful and problem solving. Sometimes some things are misunderstood, but after a demo we get the directions what to do. I had very positive experience where I submitted a ticket for the area, I'm sure, that few are using. DevExpress support made an exception and squeezed in this fix in next release. I use this opportunity to say thank you guys once again.
I stumbled across DevExpress and tried out the XAF framework. To say I was blown away would be an understatement! I was simply amazed at the ability to define my data model and have the basic UI for CRUD created automatically. With every new feature I discovered, I was more amazed. I worked my way through the online comprehensive tutorial, which was great, and quickly gained knowledge that I was able to use immediately on some of my personal projects that I have been working on for years.
Great tool! I am hoping to become a DevExpress expert and utilize the controls in all of my personal projects.
Code21 Solutions Pty Ltd
We have been using DevExpress products for over 5 years and been delighted with the results. DevExpress have helped us to develop an enterprise-ready labour management solution with Winforms and ASP.NET modules. As a small team, it would not have been possible for us to develop an application with a polished UI, highly scalable architecture and flexible customisation options without the assistance of DevExpress.
The broad range of DevExpress products allows us to provide solutions for a wide variety of scenarios within our products:
- Winforms components such as XtraGrid, XtraLayout and data editors.
- Report Server for client reporting.
- XPO ORM for our datalayer.
- XAF for our ASP.NET solution.
In addition to the cutting-edge products, the DevExpress Support Team exhibits a high level of understanding and professionalism. We find that our queries are promptly responded to with helpful comments and solutions.
Started using DevExpress about 3 years ago for .NET WPF development. They have a massive suite of add-ons, with excellent documentation and running samples with source code that can easily be adapted for your own project. Recently started using the ASP controls and have found they are as comprehensive and easy to use as the other controls.
Perhaps the best thing, however is the level of support. Questions are always answered quickly and comprehensively, often with samples or fixes to your code. The support team are without doubt the best I have ever come across, by a large margin.
I can thoroughly recommend using DevExpress, the product you develop will have a much richer set of features than can be achieved with .NET alone, without any significant extra effort.
Bruce L. Scheffler
Security, Network, CompTIA A+ 45RMS\RMOI, Air Force at Cape Canaveral, Florida
A few years ago when we started using Visual Studio for our programming
tools my boss told me to go look for tools to help us write in Visual
Studio. After visiting several different sites to learn more about their
products I found yours. I could not believe a company would have so much
concern for their customers to not only help them but to constantly improve
their own products and never with an attitude of arrogance (as I saw in many
other products) but with the idea that we work together as a team. Hence we
keep on using your tools. Besides the tools being terrific in them selves
your support is beyond comparison. I have never felt looked down on or not
important. That means a lot to us.
You guys are terrific! Thanks so much for all that you have
done and continue to do for us out here in the field. Thank you for all your support and help. Without it I would never get the projects done. That is why we love your products. (Besides the fact that they are the greatest!!!)