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Prerequisites

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This document contains information about system requirements for installing and using DevExpress WinForms Controls.

.NET Framework

The table below highlights supported .NET Framework versions.

DevExpress Version .NET 2.0 .NET 3.5 .NET 4.0 .NET 4.5 .NET 4.5.2 .NET 4.6 .NET 4.7 .NET 4.8
v19.1 (current) no no no no yes yes yes yes
Other Versions
v18.2 no no no no yes yes yes yes
v16.2-v18.1 no no yes yes yes yes yes no
v14.2-v16.1 no no yes yes yes yes no no
v13.1-v14.1 no no yes yes yes no no no
v12.1-v12.2 no yes yes yes yes no no no
v11.2 no yes yes no no no no no
v10.1-v11.1 yes yes yes no no no no no
v9.3 yes yes no no no no no no

Support for the .NET Client Profile has been discontinued by Microsoft with the release of .NET Framework 4.5. DevExpress controls do not support the .NET Client Profile starting with v14.2.

.NET Core 3.0

DevExpress WinForms Controls support .NET Core 3.0 starting with v19.1.

IDE

The table below highlights Visual Studio versions supported by DevExpress WinForms Controls.

DevExpress Version Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2013 Visual Studio 2015 Visual Studio 2017 Visual Studio 2019
v19.1 (current) no no no yes yes yes yes yes
Other Versions
v18.2 no no no yes yes yes yes yes*
v18.1 no no yes yes yes yes yes yes**
v16.1.11-v17.2 no no yes yes yes yes yes no
v14.2-v16.1.10 no no yes yes yes yes no no
v12.2.15-v14.1 no no yes yes yes no no no
v12.1-v12.2.14 no yes yes yes no no no no
v11.2 no yes yes no no no no no
v10.1-v11.1 yes yes yes no no no no no
v9.3 yes yes no no no no no no
NOTE

* Starting with v18.2.7.

** Starting with v18.1.11.

Starting with version 18.2, DevExpress source code targets C# 6.0. You can still use our pre-compiled assemblies in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. However, it is not possible to recompile DevExpress source code in these Visual Studio versions.

Visual Studio Express editions may not support all design-time features of DevExpress WinForms controls.

If you require a previous version of a DevExpress product, log in to the Download Manager page on the DevExpress website.