100% DX

Over the coming months I will be writing a series of articles on the benefits of the DevExpress range of products, and to see if it is possible to use one 3rd party set of components to deliver real world business solutions.

In my post “What’s in your toolbox” I noted that my favourite grid control with Component One Flexigrid, subsequently I was asked why I am not using the Developer Express XtraGrid, my answer “it does not provide the flexibility or granular control” raised some eyebrows and was the cause for more questions. In order to answer the questions I started to consider some of the coding methods currently used and consider expanding my thinking.

It has been an interesting journey so far with the undertaking to use XAF as well as Entity Framework. So far the results have been surprising, maybe there is room for the XtraGrid control on my toolbox.