DevExpress WinForms Reviews

Average Review Score: 4.5 (25)

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Most recent positive review

Name Withheld Spain5 star

Excelente

Most recent critical review

Anonymous3 star
I was initially flabbergasted at the massive quantity of controls included in the package and was very excited to begin using them in my Windows Forms and ASP.NET projects. However, once I had made my... Read more
verified customerSpain4 star

Good product. Recommended.

Name Withheld verified customerFrance5 star
Name Withheld verified customerSpain5 star
Name Withheld verified customerItaly5 star
Name Withheld verified customerSpain5 star

Excelente

Name Withheld verified customerItaly5 star
fredy.wengerSwitzerland5 star

We have searched for an add-on for a windows forms application for a large customer project.
The focus was on a fast grid with enhanced functionality, special gauge controls (like traffic lights and tachometer) and controls with a good look and feel in common.

We have bought DevExpress WinForms and were not disappointed…
The properties and events are not self-explaining / logical (for us) in every case, but we have found anything we needed (and that’s the most important).
The XtraGrid is really stunning (and alone worth the price):
- Very fast
- Very complete functionality (everything that is needed is built in)
- Usable also fully dynamic (serve from code) without problems (set a datatable or a list as datasource and format it in code)
- All needed events are there
=> We use it on almost every form in the application (query forms but also administration forms)

Also the text editor with masks saves a lot of time for plausibility checks.
The all-in-all look-and-feel  (picture buttons, tab-control, checklistbox, and so on) behavior of the controls is an important success factor for the user acceptance.
=> There is a big difference between the look-and-feel of a standard windows forms application and a DevExpress powered window forms application…

Further, the DevExpress support staff are really stunning.
We have been developing for over 20 years - DevExpress is the best support ever.
In almost every case we had feedback in a few hours and the support don’t give up until a problem is solved.
We only wished we had bought earlier as we could have saved a lot of time with it and reached a better user acceptance with it.

oystein verified customerNorway5 star

Very satisfied both with support and the product. I like the fact that stylings is so easy and that all components follow the same style concept. Adds a lot to our products! I wish for more animation effects :-) Oystein

Anonymous5 star

DXperience 2012 is a modern and advanced next generation set of developer tools from DevExpress, the company which has a proven record in offering productivity tools for Visual Studio developers.

ricwha verified customerUSA4 star
I have been working with their products for years. Many of the components are good. I really like the Vertical Grid, and Grid control Something’s I was disappointed in. Documentation. I have come across worse but generally speaking for what you pay they simply don’t understand how to write meaningful documentation. I probably ignore 50% to 70% of what is there because of the struggle to figure things out. Seems like the examples never match what I am looking for. I don’t care for the video example I want something I can look at and go over carefully or even print out so I can make notes. Had to give up on the Ribbon control. It was so memory intense or something that I had to go with another one from another provider. The Report Designer: So much promise but only half way there. Doesn’t let you see tables returned by functions and lacks parameters like other report products. If you’re into a lot of coding you can get past this, but for all the hype they should have at least been on a par with other report products in terms of functionality. This could really be something with a little more effort. (I should note the documentation here is a little better.) The Sample looks real nice if only…