Posts for #DevExpress

I have just made information available on my next DevExpress class: [LINK REMOVED] You can find all the details by following the link. The class is one day longer than my earlier ASP.NET classes, but there are some important differences - including these:

  • It’s one day longer, for a total of three days

  • I call it an “Expert” class, which means it’s meant to go to more depth. Any questions are welcome and will be discussed as much as time allows, plus more time can be spent on in-depth discussion of certain important features.

  • Additional content will be included, perhaps most importantly the MVC Extensions that are now part of the DevExpress ASP.NET portfolio.

  • Of course it is updated to the latest version of DevExpress tools, most likely 2011.1.

Last week I did a webinar for DevExpress on XPO, their object/relational mapping product. It went well, I had fun, and around 60 or so people stayed till the end, so it can’t have been half bad! 😉 If you would like to see the webinar, it’s now up on the DevExpress site – click this link to watch it. I had a few requests for the samples I was using and writing during the webinar, so I’m making them available for download. Have fun!

Here’s the download: XPOWebinar201103.zip

Mehul just posted about it: there’s a free DevExpress XPO webinar coming up on March 31st, 2011. Presented by, well, me 😃 Many of you may remember that I and XPO go way back, and during my time at DevExpress I had a chance to work with the team that made the product and, so I hope, push it a little in the right direction. These days, XPO is still a product I like to use and to recommend to my consulting clients [LINK REMOVED] – together with XAF or on its own, it’s usually my .NET data layer technology of choice. Recently added functionality in the area of multi-tier support have made it a lot stronger again. My Expert XPO training class [LINK REMOVED] is taking place in London, UK, in May 2011, so if you’re interested, please follow the link and check it out. Meanwhile, if you’re on the fence, or just generally interested in what’s new and what’s cool, take the time to join me for the webinar!

I’m planning to do at least two DevExpress product classes in Europe in 2011 (in addition to the XPO class announced previously [LINK REMOVED]). Unfortunately it’s hard to do much more than that, but there are lots of topics to choose from: ASP.NET (WebForms), the new MVC products, WinForms, Silverlight, WPF, XAF, … and of course I’ll also have to decide whether to go more for introduction or overview classes or rather expert knowledge. Any feedback you can give me about this will be very useful! Please let me know what you think!

For my Expert XPO class [LINK REMOVED], I have now announced the location: the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, London, UK. Early Bird pricing is available now [LINK REMOVED]!

This is the European training class on DevExpress XPO for 2011 – if you use XPO, or consider using it, be there!

My class Business Apps with DXperience ASP.NET [LINK REMOVED] takes place in the Netherlands ten days from now, and today I found that I still have an MSDN Subscription to give away. Sorry, a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN, that’s what it seems to be called these days. Apparently the subscription will expire at the end of the year, so I can’t keep it any longer. The training class comes to mind as the just-around-the-corner event perfect to give this away, so I thought I’d do a raffle with the attendees there! Of course, if you haven’t signed up yet, you still can.

Here’s the newest version of my Visual Studio plugin, built against DXCore version 10.1.7 and tested with VS 2010. The previous build had a problem getting the colors right in VS 2010 – that is fixed now. Check out the original description here! The instructions for use haven’t really changed much. Here they are again:

  • If you don’t have DXCore yet, download it here and install it: http://www.devexpress.com/dxcore (oh yeah - it’s free!)
  • Download the plugin here: OS_CompilationResult-1.0.1.0.dll
  • Drop the plugin dll into this folder (adjust if your installation path is different, and of course insert your own username): C:\users\<me>\Documents\DevExpress\IDE Tools\Community\PlugIns
  • Restart Visual Studio
  • If you want to configure the lists of things the plugin says (or you even want to switch it off - what made me say that?), go to the Options dialog (DevExpress menu, Options) and find the page “Hinting/Compilation Result”

I just decided to give the go-ahead for my DevExpress DXperience ASP.NET training class [LINK REMOVED], which takes place November 29-30 2010 in Egmond an Zee in the Netherlands. The group is only just large enough this time though, so here’s a shout-out for people interested in the topic! I still have seats available – sign up [LINK REMOVED] and tell your friends [LINK REMOVED].

The first ever public training class for DevExpress XPO is now available! Click here to see all the details! [LINK REMOVED]

January 27-28 2011 are the dates, the location will be London, UK (details will be announced as soons as possible), and sign-up is open right now [LINK REMOVED] with an early-bird discount available until November 30 2010.

I have just opened registrations for a new training class in January 2011: Business Apps with DXperience Silverlight. You can find all the details here [LINK REMOVED], with the exception of the location unfortunately – I’m working on that! I have ideas, but if you have certain preferences for the location, be sure to let me know! Signing up is possible [LINK REMOVED] right now, and if you do so before November 30 2010, you can take advantage of an early bird discount.

Here’s the summary text for the class content: