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Prerequisites

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This document describes the system requirements to install and use DevExpress ASP.NET Web Forms Components v22.1 on a development machine.

.NET Framework

DevExpress ASP.NET Web Forms controls and MVC extensions support the following .NET Framework versions.

DevExpress Version

.Net 2.0

.Net 3.5

.Net 4.0

.Net 4.5

.Net 4.5.2

.Net 4.6

.Net 4.7

.Net 4.8

v22.1 (current)

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

All Versions

v20.1.6-v21.1

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

v18.2-v20.1.5

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

v16.2-v18.1

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

v14.2-v16.1

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

v13.1-v14.1

no

no

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

v12.1-v12.2

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

v11.2

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

v10.1-v11.1

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

v9.3

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

If you require a previous version of a DevExpress product, log in to the Download Manager page on the DevExpress website.

IDE

DevExpress ASP.NET controls support the following Visual Studio versions.

DevExpress Version

Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2022

v22.1 (current)

no

no

no

yes[1]

yes[1]

yes

yes

yes

yes

All Versions

v18.2.7-v21.1

no

no

no

yes[1]

yes[1]

yes

yes

yes

no

v18.2.1-v18.2.6

no

no

no

yes[1]

yes[1]

yes

yes

no

no

v18.1.11+

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

v16.1.11-v18.1.10

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

v14.2-v16.1.10

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

v12.2.15-v14.1

no

no

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

v12.1-v12.2.14

no

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

v11.2

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

v10.1-v11.1

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

v9.3

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

Visual Studio Express editions may not support some design-time features of DevExpress ASP.NET controls.

SQL Server

To run the DevExpress ASP.NET MVC Extensions demos locally, one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL must be installed.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SP3)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (SP1)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Microsoft SQL Server is required because DevExpress demos use locally deployed .mdf files as data sources.

Note

If you are using a custom named instance for your installation of Microsoft SQL Server Express, you will need to browse the web.config files in the demos for connectionString parameter entries, and replace any occurrence of the default instance name (“SQLEXPRESS”) with your custom instance name.

Starting with version 13.2, for most popular database engines, the DevExpress .NET Demo Center automatically recognizes the database engines available on the machine. When launching a demo that requires SQL Server from the Demo Center, it will automatically locate available DBMS instances in the following order.

  1. .\SQLEXPRESS
  2. (localdb)\vX
  3. (local)

When opening a demo project directly in Visual Studio, it is possible to adjust the connection strings based on the development environment. Refer to the KA18667 - How to configure SQL Server for demo databases article to learn more.

See also: SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

Footnotes
  1. Starting with version 18.2, DevExpress source code targets C# 6.0. You can still use our pre-compiled assemblies in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. However, it is not possible to recompile DevExpress source code in these Visual Studio versions.