Redistributable Assemblies

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When you deploy a web project that uses DevExpress Bootstrap controls, you should copy the corresponding assembly files that implement the functionality onto a target machine (server). Note that you cannot use our installation for this purpose since it includes Design libraries that cannot be distributed according to the terms of our EULA. This means you need to deploy the necessary assembly files onto the target server manually.

See ASP.NET Deployment Content Map in MSDN to learn more about web project deployment techniques.

Below is a list of all assembly files DevExpress Bootstrap controls use. Some assemblies are required, while others that provide additional functionality are optional.

All the required DevExpress assemblies are in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\DevExpress 21.1\Components\Bin\Framework\“ folder after installation.


The 21.1 in assembly and folder names corresponds to the product version’s year and volume number. You can find more information about our product delivery and versioning model on the Product Delivery Model web page.

Non-Redistributable Libraries

Distributing DevExpress design-time libraries ending with “.Design” (for example, DevExpress.XtraGrid.v21.1.Design.dll, DevExpress.XtraEditors.v21.1.Design.dll and DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v21.1.Design) is strictly prohibited.

Consult our EULA for additional up-to-date information on redistributable libraries, tools, and executables.

Redistributable Libraries for ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls

Assembly Description Remarks
DevExpress.Data.v21.1.dll Implements the most basic functionality common to all DevExpress controls. This includes classes for data binding, skinning, printing, exporting, as well as many other auxiliary types and resources. Required
DevExpress.Web.v21.1.dll Contains classes that implement the core functionality of all DevExpress web controls and the functionality of controls from the following components: Data Editors, Grid View, Card View, Site Navigation, and Layout. Required
DevExpress.Web.Bootstrap.v21.1.dll Contains classes implementing e of DevExpress Bootstrap controls for ASP.NET, including rendering and Bootstrap-specific behavior settings. Required
Assemblies the Printing-Exporting library requires. Might be required when using the printing or exporting functionality. See the XtraPrinting - Deployment topic for a detailed list. Optional