DevExpress Announces Visual Studio 11 Beta Support

Glendale, California — February 29, 2012 – DevExpress, the leading global software development tools company, today announced an update to its award-winning developer productivity suite in support of the Visual Studio 11 beta release. The integrated offerings from DevExpress alongside Microsoft Visual Studio 11 enable developers to evolve their business solutions to exploit the capabilities of the latest IDE from Microsoft. Developers using these new tools from DevExpress, together with the Visual Studio IDE, will soon realize how much better together these development experiences will be.

"We're excited to partner with Microsoft with this release of our next generation of controls today as we take one more step towards Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11's final release," said Julian M Bucknall, CTO of DevExpress. "With this Go-Live release, developers can start building and deploying solutions using Visual Studio."

DevExpress Compatibility

As developers begin evaluating the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Visual Studio 11 beta, they will also begin the process of testing their applications with Microsoft's latest operating system and developer tools. With millions of customers around the world using DevExpress products in their solutions, it's important that those customers who are testing these latest releases have compatible controls from DevExpress.

Today, DevExpress announced and provided for immediate download Visual Studio 11 beta compatible versions of DXperience subscription tools in version 11.2.9. DevExpress subscription products include Universal, Enterprise, and Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF and Silverlight as well as its award-winning CodeRush productivity tool.

On the way to Windows Metro

As part of the DXperience 11.2 release, DevExpress shipped tile controls for Windows Forms, WPF and Silverlight to help developers build for the Windows 8 user experience. These Windows Metro inspired controls provide support for touch enabled applications that run on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

DevExpress is committed to providing developer's world class tools for Windows 8 and the Windows Metro environment and will be providing tools to help .NET developers assemble Metro applications as well as solutions for Windows Forms, WPF and Silverlight. "Today's beta release brings us a step closer to that total reimagining of what it means to be a modern IDE," said Julian M Bucknall, CTO for DevExpress.

Thank you and best wishes,
The DevExpress Team