Getting Started

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Tutorials

Basic WinForms & ASP.NET Tutorial (Simple Project Manager Demo)

Today, many developers are challenged to build applications with both desktop and web front ends. Typically, this task would require building two different applications with a large amount of duplicate code. In addition, designing a user interface for two applications would take twice as long. The SimpleProjectManager demo shows how to use XAF to quickly build a project management application that runs on Windows and the Web with a common code base. XAF allows you to get started quickly, because it ships with a rich set of typical line-of-business functionality packed into built-in modules.

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In-Depth XAF WinForms & ASP.NET Tutorial (Main Demo)

To learn about the majority of XAF features, follow this comprehensive tutorial. It describes how to implement the MainDemo application that ships with XAF (the web version is also available online). In this tutorial, you will learn how to design a complex business model, extend the default functionality, customize the user interface, use extra modules that ship with XAF, and set up the security system. After completing this tutorial, you will be ready to build real-world applications.

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Basic Blazor Tutorial (Simple Project Manager Demo)

The SimpleProjectManager demo shows how to use XAF to quickly build a Blazor project management application. XAF allows you to get started quickly, because it ships with a rich set of typical line-of-business functionality packed into built-in modules.

The Blazor SimpleProjectManager application

In-Depth XAF Blazor UI Tutorial (Main Demo)

This tutorial explains how to build the MainDemo Blazor application. This is a Blazor counterpart of the in-depth tutorial for the ASP.NET and WinForms UI.

The Blazor SimpleProjectManager application

Videos

XAF Overview Series

These videos were produced with the help of XAF MVPs Jose Columbie of Xari and Joche Ojeda of BitFrameworks.

Part 1. Introduction

In this video, we will rapidly develop a multi-platform project management app for Windows and Web platforms with .NET and Visual Studio. Our LOB app UI created from scratch from a single-codebase (C#) will include data security, validation, color highlighting and a cross-platform business logic - all in under 20 minutes using DevExpress XAF, our .NET application framework.

Part 2. Data Access

In this video, we talk about the best ways to access and manipulate data in XAF and how to build highly performant apps.

Building a CRM application using XAF with Dave and Adam

In this video, DevExpress MVPs from Llamachant show how to use the eXpressApp Framework to create WinForms and ASP.NET CRM applications from scratch.

This video was produced and is maintained by Llamachant Technology Ltd. Developer Express is not responsible for its content or its technical accuracy.

A Gentle Introduction to XAF (Webinar Video)

In this webinar, Seth Juarez discusses the general philosophy behind XAF while he builds an application from scratch.