Project Converter

You can use the Project Converter tool installed with DevExpress .NET components to update your projects when upgrading to a new version of DevExpress .NET components.

Overview

To update a project, run this tool as a console application or invoke this dialog from Visual Studio menu:

DevExpressMenu

ProjectConverterDialog

The Project Converter replaces references to outdated DevExpress assemblies in your projects with references to the most recent libraries. The following files are updated during the conversion process:

  • project files (.csproj and .vbproj);
  • resource files (.resx) for forms that were localized in the Visual Studio Form Designer;
  • web application files (Web.config, .aspx, .ascx, .asax and .master);
  • other files, including .cs, .vb, .xaml, .skin, .config, .config.xml, .licx, .svc, .refresh, .uitest, and .lsml.

Video Tutorial

Important Notes

  • The Project Converter does not automatically substitute assemblies that are in your project's /Bin folder. To upgrade your /Bin folder, choose BUILD | Clean Solution in Visual Studio's main menu and rebuild the project.
  • Before upgrading your project, review the Upgrade Notes document and Breaking Changes page.
  • You can download the latest version of the corresponding localization resources using the Localization Service. You can also copy your existing translations and apply them to a different DevExpress assembly version.