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Silent Install Mode

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This topic describes how to run the DevExpress Unified Component Installer in silent mode (as a console application).

When you pass the /Q command line switch, the installer does not display its GUI. You can use the following syntax to specify installer parameters (for example, your DevExpress account credentials, installation path).

DevExpressNETComponents-23.1.6.exe /Q [-U] [-R] [/DEBUG] [/EMAIL] [/PASSWORD] [/INSTALLPATH] [/EULA] [p1 p2..pN]


  • Run the installer, enter your account credentials and accept the EULA:

    DevExpressNETProducts-23.1.6.exe /Q / /PASSWORD:MyPassword /EULA:accept
  • Repair the current installation:

    DevExpressNETProducts-23.1.6.exe /Q
  • Uninstall DevExpress .NET and HTML/JavaScript products:

    DevExpressNETProducts-23.1.6.exe /Q -U

Parameters Description

Run in silent mode. If this is a single parameter, the installer repairs the current installation.
Indicates that you accept the End User License Agreement (required to proceed with installation).
Repair the existing installation.
Uninstall the existing installation.

Extract DevExpress assemblies and source files to a folder specified in the /INSTALLPATH:<path> parameter without installation.

Source files are available only for users with the DevExpress Universal or DXperience subscription.

Create the installation log file (setup_trace.log) in the current directory.
Specifies the email address you use to log-in to the DevExpress account.
Specifies your DevExpress account password (case sensitive).
Overrides the default installation path (C:\Program Files\DevExpress 23.1\Components).
p1 p2..pN

To install specific products, pass their names as extra parameters separated by the space symbol. For example, to install WinForms controls only, use the following command:

DevExpressNETProducts-23.1.6.exe /Q / /PASSWORD:MyPassword /EULA:accept "Windows Forms"

You can write “Windows Forms:True”, “Windows Forms:Yes” or “Windows Forms:1” to install specific products; and “Windows Forms:False”, “Windows Forms:No”, “Windows Forms:0” to exclude products.

Below is a full list of products that you can include or exclude.

When you install multi-platform products (for example, XtraReports), the installer automatically selects and installs the required dependencies.

Exit Codes

The installer application returns the following exit codes.

Error Code Description
0 No errors.
1 Common installation error. Check the log file located in the installation folder (the default installation path is C:\Program Files\DevExpress 23.1\Components).
2 This code is not used.
3 No license for the selected product.
4 No access to the web service that validates the email and password. Check your internet connection or run the installer later.
5 EULA was not accepted. Specify the /EULA:accept parameter.
6 The installation file is broken. Please download it again.
7 The current OS and .NET framework versions are not supported.
8 Invalid email or password is specified.
9 The specified account is disabled.
10 Common errors with the account.
11 All licenses that the specified account holds have been assigned to other accounts.
12 A license has been revoked from the specified account.
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