About DevExpress Silverlight

All DevExpress Silverlight controls and libraries in one package.

DevExpress Silverlight includes among others the following DevExpress Silverlight products: Data Grid for Silverlight (AgDataGrid Suite), Menu-Toolbar for Silverlight (AgBars for Silverlight), Layout Manager for Silverlight(AgLayout Control), Rich Text Editor for Silverlight (AgRichEdit), Data Editors for Silverlight (AgEditors), Spell Checker for Silverlight (ASPxSpellChecker), Book Control for Silverlight (AgBook), Upload Control for Silverlight (AgUpload) and more. DevExpress Silverlight Controls offer full support for Visual Studio, application-wide theme support, theme support for standard Silverlight controls and much more. DevExpress Silverlight Subscription does not include source code or Priority Technical Support. DevExpress Silverlight Controls can be also be bought as part of DevExpress Universal and DevExpress DXperience Subscriptions.

DevExpress Silverlight includes all Silverlight components engineered by Developer Express. This subscription type does not include source code nor priority support.

Components designed for Silverlight platforms

  • Data Grid for Silverlight
  • Menu-Toolbar for Silverlight
  • Layout Manager for Silverlight
  • Rich Text Editor for Silverlight
  • Data Editors for Silverlight
  • Spell Checker for Silverlight
  • Book Control for Silverlight
  • Window & Dialog for Silverlight
  • Tab Control for Silverlight
  • Transition Animator for Silverlight
  • DXGauges for Silverlight
  • DXTreeList for Silverlight

AgDataGrid Suite

  • The AgDataGrid Suite includes a Silverlight Grid Control accompanied by data editors that can be used standalone or for in-place cell editing. The grid's main features include the following:
  • Unlimited data grouping and sorting against multiple columns.
  • Total and group summaries for any grid column.
  • Sorting group rows by corresponding summary values.
  • Microsoft Excel style data filtering.
  • Built-in data editing capabilities.
  • Row preview sections (with animation).
  • Full support for templates (for cell content, cell editing, row preview and headers).
  • Virtual StackPanel Row Container (simply means we are able to handle an unlimited number of rows)
  • Multi-row and muti-cell selection.
  • End-user column movement and resizing.

Smart UI Element Management

  • AgDataGrid implements a smart loading and re-organization of the grid's inner UI elements to provide smaller control load times and faster data operations.
  • Designed for Future Performance Enhancements

Higher-Level abstractions

  • With the measurement routines you don't have to think in terms of pixels - which you do with the standard Silverlight grid. Just like other advanced controls for older platforms, you simply specify styles and fonts and all element sizes are automatically modified.

Full Animation Support

  • AgDataGrid fully supports animations for group row expansion, preview row display and other operations.


The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to introduce Microsoft Word like text editing features into your next Silverlight application with ease. The AgRichEdit provides advanced text formatting capabilities and delivers numerous end-user options helping you deliver compelling business solutions for the Silverlight platform.

Text Formatting Features

  • Character and Paragraph Formatting - Provides all formatting features you would expect from a word processor. Characters can be formatted using different settings for font, font size, character style - bold, italics, underlined, strike-through style and different colors for background and foreground. Formatting options for paragraphs include alignment, indentation, variable paragraph and line spacing.
  • Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Styles - Document formatting can be stored and applied by using styles. Styles facilitate quick modification of a document's formatting and allow centralized control of formatting options. The editor supports both paragraph and character based styles, as well as multiple style inheritance. Stylesheets are compatible with MS Word.
  • Multi-column Document Layout - This functionality allows you to flow text across multiple columns.
  • Document Sections - Documents can be partitioned into a number of different sections with individual page settings.

Text Editing Features

  • Clipboard - ASCII and RTF formats are used by built-in clipboard operations.
  • Find and Replace - The AgRichEdit allows you to initiate these operations via code and also provides a complete UI solution available to your end-users without having to write a single line of code.
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo Operations
  • Images - The AgRichEdit allows you to embed images the following formats: JPEG, PNG and BMP.
  • Built-in Spelling Checker - The AgRichEdit control has built-in support for spell checking.

Document View

  • Predefined Views - Like in Microsoft Word, AgRichEdit provides multiple predefined document layouts and allow you to freely switch between them while working on your document. You can be editing, reading or formatting a document.
  •  Zooming Documents In and Out - All text processing features are available at any zoom level.

Miscellaneous Features

  • Full Localization Support - Every UI element can be translated to another language.
  • Load and Save Documents - RTF and Plain Text (TXT) formats are supported.
  • Multi-threaded Formatting - Document formatting is implemented as a multi-threaded job. This significantly enhances the editor’s performance when loading a document or making substantial modifications to it, resulting in a more responsive application.