Design Once. Run Everywhere.

With DevExpress eXpressApp Framework (XAF) you can create functional and highly responsive apps that meet the needs of your ever changing enterprise and target both Windows, the Web and Mobile.

Documentation: The XAF Advantage | XAF App Architecture

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. David Landry

Model-Driven UI

Generate your data model of any complexity from an existing database using XAF wizards, or define the model manually in code or using the visual scheme designer. XAF automatically generates a final and fully customizable UI based on your data model. This includes everything you need: various data forms, menus and app navigation, reporting, charting, analytics – powered by award-winning DevExpress controls and libraries. When user requirements or the context of use change, the data model changes accordingly and so does the supporting UI.

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After using XAF for some time now, I cannot even think of building a complex WinForms or Web application without it anymore. It is a very powerful and customizable business applications framework built upon the best components on the market. Dario Cavallaro

Modular Architecture

DevExpress eXpressApp Framework includes over 20 featured ready-to-use packages (modules) that can be easily integrated in your existing XAF application, including analytics, charting, mapping, reporting, scheduling, security and more.

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I used Visual Studio before I knew about XAF but the way XAF manages database construction itself is very fast so I can spend more time thinking about the business process itself rather than the database and software structure. Beautiful framework. Julio Cachay

Any Data Source. Anytime.

DevExpress eXpressApp Framework allows you to focus on what matters most, your data. It was engineered so you can spend more time on business logic and less time on UI customization. Whether it's manipulation of individual chart series, specifying a pivot table's dimensions or connecting UI elements to fields across different data-sources or data providers, DevExpress eXpressApp Framework is built to make your experience a productive one. It ships with built-in support for MS Entity Framework and DevExpress eXpress Persistent Objects (XPO) ORMs, including support for most popular database engines.

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XAF Community

eXpand Framework

eXpand is an open source community-driven toolkit built on top of the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework. It extends XAF's capabilities with 50+ cutting-edge libraries containing tools and reusable modules that target numerous business scenarios.

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Xafari Framework

XAFARI is a business platform based on the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework and designed for creating advanced line-of-business apps with an n-tier architecture. This middleware class solution provides many reusable modules and powerful tools for various verticals.

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Social Networks

Become a part of the growing XAF Community. Use the social networks and blogs below to connect with the eXpressApp Framework team members and your fellow developers - those who rely on XAF to build and support business applications every day.

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Consulting and Training Classes

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