Use Demo Applications

The DevExpress .NET Products Installer installs demos for each product. DevExpress Reporting demos are in the Demo Center application.

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Launch the Demo Center

There are three ways to run the DevExpress Demo Center:

  • Click the "Demo Center 20.1" shortcut in the Windows Start Menu.
  • In Visual Studio, select "DEVEXPRESS | Run Demo Center 20.1" in the Visual Studio DevExpress menu.
  • Open the DevExpress product installation folder and run the Demo Center manually. The default path is "C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 20.1\Components\Components\Bin\DevExpress.DemoCenter.v20.1.exe".

Find the Source Code

Each demo ships with source code (in C# and VB.NET). Use one of the following approaches to review the demo code:

  • In the Demo Center, right-click a demo and select "Open CS Solution"/"Open VB Solution".
  • Desktop platforms' demo modules run in separate windows. Buttons at the top of these windows allow you to open a certain demo module as a Visual Studio solution.
  • Open the demo solution manually. The default demo source directory is C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 20.1\Components.... To access this folder, invoke the Windows Start Menu and click "All Programs" | "DevExpress 20.1" | "Demo Source Code".