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WinForms Controls

Intermediate Level

This course provides an overview and introduction to the DevExpress WinForms suite of components. It describes the steps required to get started with the product suite and demonstrates the techniques needed to work with individual components and how to put them together to create a WinForms application. The course includes information on a broad range of DevExpress products and provides an intermediate level of coverage on these products.

5 h 5 min
7
MODULES
83
TRAINING VIDEOS
46
SAMPLE PROJECTS
1
Welcome and Getting Started / 55 min

This module provides an introduction to the class as well as to the techniques available for getting started with your own DXperience WinForms based application, incorporating the look&feel technology to enable skinning. You also learn about the role of data binding and your data layer in conjunction with the DevExpress controls.

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Class Introduction
2 min 15 sec
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Creating a New Application
1 min 33 sec
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The "Word Inspired" Visual Studio Template (Demo)
6 min 27 sec
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The "Outlook Inspired" Visual Studio Template (Demo)
3 min 27 sec
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The "Data Analysis" Visual Studio Template (Demo)
1 min 48 sec
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The DevExpress Windows Forms Application Template (Demo)
4 min 23 sec
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Starting with a standard WinForms Application (Demo)
4 min 35 sec
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Look&Feel Technology
1 min 9 sec
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Look&Feel Technology (Demo)
8 min 45 sec
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Using Bonus Skins (Demo)
2 min 20 sec
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Runtime Skin Switching (Demo)
3 min 58 sec
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Data Binding
1 min 14 sec
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Basic Object Collection Binding (Demo)
6 min 14 sec
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Different Data Layers (Demo)
4 min 31 sec
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Advanced Binding Modes (Demo)
2 min 27 sec
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Summary
0 min 21 sec
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Navigation Controls / 1 h 5 min

The focus of this module is navigation in your application. You learn about configurable menu and toolbar systems, as well as the modern Ribbon UI. Second level navigation options with the NavBar as well as the use of docking and tool windows round things off.

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Welcome
0 min 47 sec
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Menus and Toolbars
1 min 8 sec
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Setting Up the BarManager (Demo)
10 min 24 sec
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Customization Persistence (Demo)
2 min 1 sec
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Context Menus and Standalone Bar Docking (Demo)
3 min 12 sec
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The Ribbon
1 min 28 sec
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Basic Ribbon Configuration (Demo)
8 min 18 sec
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Advanced Ribbon Features (Demo)
10 min 20 sec
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Ribbon Settings Persistence (Demo)
3 min 44 sec
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The Application Menu and Skin Support (Demo)
8 min 22 sec
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Ribbon Context Pages (Demo)
2 min 56 sec
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The Navigation Bar
1 min 16 sec
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The Navigation Bar (Demo)
5 min 59 sec
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Docking and Tool Windows
0 min 54 sec
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Docking and Tool Windows (Demo)
4 min 18 sec
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Summary
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Application Layout / 46 min

DevExpress controls support a broad range of application layout options, from the "old-style" MDI application over tabbed interfaces to the current Windows 8 UI. In this module you will see how to use the feature set in your application, and how to access time saving supporting functionality.

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Welcome
0 min 55 sec
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MDI Applications
1 min 0 sec
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Menu and Toolbar Merging (Demo)
9 min 0 sec
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The MDI Child List Menu Item (Demo)
0 min 54 sec
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Ribbon Merging (Demo)
5 min 26 sec
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The XtraTabbedMdiManager (Demo)
2 min 46 sec
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The Document Manager
1 min 1 sec
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Using the DocumentManager (Demo)
7 min 38 sec
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DocumentManager and Docking Integration (Demo)
0 min 56 sec
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Windows UI
1 min 10 sec
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Setting Up Windows UI (Demo)
6 min 39 sec
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Content Containers (Demo)
5 min 11 sec
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Custom Container Actions (Demo)
3 min 27 sec
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Summary
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XtraGrid / 55 min

This module is entirely dedicated to the XtraGrid, probably the most complex control in the DXperience suite, and the most commonly used. You learn how to set up the control for a number of different use cases from simple data binding to advanced editing.

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Welcome
0 min 33 sec
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The XtraGrid
1 min 22 sec
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A Basic XtraGrid Setup (Demo)
4 min 30 sec
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Level and View Configuration (Demo)
10 min 47 sec
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Card and Layout Views (Demo)
5 min 4 sec
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Data Editing and Validation
1 min 3 sec
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Data Editing and Validation (Demo)
14 min 1 sec
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Simple and Complex Grid Editors (Demo)
7 min 36 sec
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Advanced Editor Setups
0 min 44 sec
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Dynamic Data Sources in a Lookup Editor (Demo)
4 min 27 sec
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Combining Editors (Demo)
4 min 30 sec
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Summary
0 min 23 sec
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XtraScheduler / 21 min

This module shows the XtraScheduler package, focusing on a use case that involves customizing the scheduler control for a particular use case. You also learn to perform some advanced customization tasks, including the replacement of the standard appointment editing form.

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Welcome
1 min 22 sec
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A Dynamic Scheduler Setup (Demo)
11 min 16 sec
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Customizing the Control Behavior (Demo)
3 min 15 sec
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A Custom Appointment Editing Form (Demo)
5 min 14 sec
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Summary
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Data Analysis / 38 min

The broad topic of data analysis is the focus of this module. It covers the gauges, simple controls that visualize individual, or small numbers of, business values. Charts show graphical diagrams of value sequences, and the pivot grid is a cross table data analysis solution for the most complex cases.

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Welcome
0 min 37 sec
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Gauges
0 min 58 sec
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Setting Up Gauges (Demo)
5 min 5 sec
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Feeding Gauges with Data (Demo)
3 min 6 sec
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Charts
1 min 12 sec
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A Data-Bound Chart Setup (Demo)
7 min 15 sec
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Charts with Dynamic Data Sources (Demo)
4 min 34 sec
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The Pivot Grid
1 min 23 sec
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Configuring the Pivot Grid (Demo)
7 min 2 sec
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Pivot Grid Advanced Options and Customization (Demo)
4 min 54 sec
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Pivot Grid / Chart Binding (Demo)
1 min 51 sec
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Summary
0 min 23 sec
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Document Export and Reporting / 23 min

Creating various document formats for export and printing is made easy by the functionality of the Printing System in the XtraPrinting library. On top of that, XtraReports provides a powerful solution for data-bound reporting needs, including previewing capabilities for all the .NET platforms, and easy integration with the Windows Forms application environment.

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Welcome
0 min 46 sec
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Printing System / XtraPrinting
0 min 51 sec
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XtraPrinting the XtraGrid (Demo)
3 min 15 sec
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Scheduler and Composite Links (Demo)
5 min 14 sec
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XtraReports
0 min 43 sec
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Designing a Report (Demo)
8 min 31 sec
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Integrating the Report Previewer (Demo)
3 min 5 sec
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Summary
0 min 35 sec
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