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The DevExpress Bootstrap Controls are AJAX controls for ASP.NET Web Forms that are rendered using Bootstrap components. These controls extend the classic DevExpress ASP.NET Web Forms controls and target the ASP.NET Web Forms platform while using Bootstrap as a front-end framework. The DevExpress Bootstrap Controls are highly configurable and support numerous customization scenarios.

The fundamental feature of DevExpress Bootstrap controls is their native rendering to Bootstrap CSS classes. When a DevExpress Bootstrap control renders its markup, the control does not strictly define its client-side presentation. Instead, the control’s presentation is supplied by the Bootstrap framework and Bootstrap themes.

The described paradigm offers the following advantages.

  • Application-level adaptivity
  • Accessibility out of the box
  • Consistent look-and-feel across browsers and devices
  • Out-of-the box integration with Bootstrap themes supplied by Bootstrap contributors and third-party developers

The inherent advantage of using Bootstrap for constructing web user interfaces is that it allows you to develop responsive layouts and provides your web application with production-quality visual design from the start.

The markup to which the controls are rendered is based on standard Bootstrap classes and is intended to be integrated into bootstrap-powered page layouts. As a result, the controls behave as an integral part of the layout – they scale to the display size, use the look-and-feel settings from the current Bootstrap theme and visually merge with the page.


Style settings of our ASP.NET WebForms controls can affect style settings of Bootstrap controls, for instance, when you place a Bootstrap control inside the ASPxPanel control.

The following ASP.NET Bootstrap libraries and controls are provided by DevExpress.


The controls listed below are designed for Bootstrap v4 and may have rendering issues in Bootstrap v3. We do not plan to fix issues related to Bootstrap v3 in these controls.

  • Spreadsheet
  • FileManager
  • RichEdit
  • Sparkline (and Sparkline column)
  • Ribbon
  • Floating Action Button
  • ColorEdit