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.NET Core 3 Support

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Getting Started

The Getting Started topic explains how to start using DevExpress WPF UI controls in a .NET Core WPF application.

Migrate an Existing Application to .NET Core 3

The Migrate WPF Applications to .NET Core 3 topic describes how to migrate an existing WPF Application to .NET Core 3.

Deployment

The Deploy .NET Core Applications topic describes how to deploy your .NET Core 3 WPF application.

Limitations

DevExpress WPF controls have the following limitations:

  • The ApplicationJumpListService is not available.
  • The default theme (Office2016White) is not applied by default (you need to apply a theme manually).
  • Theme Designer builds theme assemblies that target the .NET Framework only.
  • The following Visual Studio design time features are not supported:

    • Smart Tags
    • Data Source Wizard
    • Scaffolding Wizard
    • Selection of non-visual elements (Data Grid columns, Toolbar & Ribbon items)
    • Configuration wizards (Chart Designer, Diagram Designer, Feature Browser for the Data Grid)
    • Applying the application theme from App.config to all designer previews
    • Custom context menu items
TIP

Follow these steps to create custom themes for .NET Core applications with the Theme Designer:

  1. Install DevExpress WPF Controls for the .NET Framework.
  2. Build and publish your custom theme that targets the .NET Framework in the Theme Designer.
  3. Reference the resulting assembly in .NET Core 3 projects.

Theme projects contain XAML resources and no C# or VB code, and there are no conflicts between the .NET Framework and .NET Core.