Our company is a software development firm that has used a plethora of third party products. After comparing Telerik and DevExpress, we chose DevExpress due to their cutting edge control libraries, ease of use, and extremely reliable support. DevExpress genuinely cares about developers and goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that a solution is implemented based on the original design of the component. DevExpress has been a valuable asset to our company and we will continue doing business with them for years to come.
Hello All, I recently(last 3 month) start working on DevExpress Framework.As a developer i can recommend the tool to other. Thanks and congrats to DevExpress team to develop such a good product. Also i want to appreciate the support of DevExpress Team. But for me many thing are pending to learn in DevExpress. Long way to go. Thanks guys.
I've been using DevEpress Universal for more than 2 years. As an ISV we provide WebForms based multilingual enterprise level business applications. That's a very demanding customer base and we've managed to achieve a very high level of customer satisfaction.
I've been able to focus on business logic and project requirements; instead of wrestling with the components, HTML, etc. and trying to implement the infrastructure needed to support such applications from scratch.
ASP.NET components provided the nice UI (standard components, grid, pivot, chart, scheduler etc.) which works across all major browsers, XAF provided the business application infrastructure (security, business rules, audit, UI design, state machine etc.) and XPO provided the database infrastructure which works across major databases.
Also, their support is the best I've seen in a long time. There were cases I've got, not only a response but also the solution in 3-4 hours.
I really suggest you to take a serious and detailed look into DevExpress products whatever you do : Web, WinForms, WPF, Mobile etc.
After trying to use ASPxGridView, ASPxTabPage, ASPxTreeList our team reverted back to classic ASP.NET cotrols as the effort spent troubleshooting these controls is not wort it. They behave unpredictably, don't follow standard ASP.NET lifecycle, hardcode styles, pose large unnecessary markup to page, server side behavior is just plain awful (gridview needs to calls db 3x to be databound?) and their support usually states that, that's just how it is ... so long story short these are not commercial grade controls (maybe for some demos or prototypes)
ak99372, Very sorry to hear about your experience as it's not typical. DevExpress works hard to help our customers. If you'd like to discuss this further, then please contact us at email@example.com. Thanks.
I was starting with the Windows Forms Tool from DevExpress in 2010 and the learning curve was hard at the begining. Nowadays I cant imagine to make a Project without these tools and controls. Last year I started with XAF and im still learning with that amazing toolset to make application in a few 'hours' :-)
And Im allways attonished hwo quick and ingenious the support is.
I'm a first time user, the first time I used a tool was for a web page which simply displayed a table and allowed the user to delete a row. In very short order I was done with a grid that had more features than the client would ever need, and those features which they did. I could have given them only the features they needed using out of the box tools, it would have taken 15 to 20 hours. I was done, tested, installed and informed the client in under 2 hours using the DevExpress Grid. It was then I knew, this tool was going to cost me money every year.
DevE has been a solid partner in my applications now for several years, and keeps me wondering how I got this far, without their great preformance, rock-solid development and the best support - by far - that I encountered. There are many software producers out there, which could learn a lot from looking at the support that DevE gives their customers, and thereby greatly improve the quality that thoose developers produce. One are newer alone with DevE by your side - never !!!
As far as developing feature-rich internet application in a small company is concerned, product time-to-market is a key factor and we only have limited time & resources to address issues, the DevExpress ASP.NET product and Tech Support Team is exactly what we need for the above-mentioned limitations & constraints
I must say that DevExpress controls and libraries are amazing, especially the GridView that we use whereever possible. And I don't hesitate at all to say that DevExpress Tech Support Team is outstanding! Not only that they have the expertise but also a wonderful customer services mindset, and they sure are working as a team to try and address issues quickly, no matter how tough the issues are.
Quite simply a stunning collection of components whether you are doing some Winforms, Silverlight or Asp.Net. Combined with the CodeRush add-in these are fantastic. We have been using these components for about two years now and I would not swap them for the world. Not only do they save you vast amounts of time, they are rock-solid and deliver what they promise. They think of everything, even including project converters for when you want to upgrade.
Cannot speak highly enough about the components, but equally important is the documentation and support. The support is awesome - these people know their stuff and are willing to go the extra mile for you - I was really stuck with a recent problem, they went away and found a solution for me.
Only criticism is reasonably slight in that sometimes I wish they would include more code examples in their documentation - but thats about all I can find wrong.
We will renewing our subscription year ... after year ... after - you get the picture.
I have been using the DevExpress tools (WinForms) for several years now. Recently, though, we've made a paradigm shift to deliver applications through the Web. I can honestly say that I'm extremely trilled and delighted by the amount of work the DevExpress team has put into making these controls as functionally identical to their WinForms clients as possible. The engineering and level of support that this team offers always surpasses my expectations! Sometimes, it is frustrating though that before you've mastered the current product offering they are already pitching the next great "thing since sliced bread and the toaster". But then that is the way of technology and the life of a developer. THESE TOOLS ROCK!