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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

ComponentOne

C1 is great for creating custom reports. We have client apps where we've created some fairly complicated reports such as invoices and real estate inspections. We also use the True DBGrid in many of our apps since it is so customizable. Its grouping and filtering features are very nice and can provide summary counts and totals at the bottom or right side of the grid that are very handy.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DevExpress Universal

Great for analytical tools, can make pretty quick and powerful apps. Not as easy to use to make mobile applications, or applications that tie into existing databases. The latter is possible, but it is not as easy as creating a database from scratch. Also, their quick build tool is a little inflexible. Support is very good and quick to respond to queries.
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ComponentOne

  • The True DBGrid control is nice for showing parent/child relationships and being able to drill down and show the child data. It also is nice for showing summary totals.
  • The report engine is great for building custom reports for Win Forms or web apps. It can do everything that Crystal Reports can do.
  • They have a good selection of controls that can do just about anything you can imagine.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DevExpress Universal

  • Quick Development
  • Powerful pre-built templates
  • Wide array of datasets supported
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ComponentOne

  • Sometimes it is difficult to figure out where things are in the properties of controls since there are so many things you can drill down into.
  • I find myself using Bing or Google a lot to look up how to do something. Some things are not very intuitive.
  • Of course, I would always like the price to be cheaper. The high price has caused us to not keep current and have the latest version.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DevExpress Universal

  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ComponentOne

We have been in business since 1992, so we have used many different products over the years. The two other products we've primary used that are similar to ComponentOne, are Infragistics and Crystal Reports. Infragistics has a vast array of controls similar to ComponentOne. We use both to be honest and I'm not sure which one I would pick over the other. I guess that would depend on what you're trying to accomplish and if one had some control or capability that the other didn't. ComponentOne does have the reporting capabilities, where Infragistics does not.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DevExpress Universal

DevExpress really is an expansion of DevExpress. I haven't tried too many other add-on tools to Visual Studio, but DevExpress is a valuable addition for us. We really like the dashboards and cards we can easily build within them, as well as the more powerful tools. As I stated earlier, we originally got a license because of the reporting package, but we tried the rest of the tools and found them just as valuable.
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ComponentOne

  • ComponentOne allows us to add additional features to our apps that wouldn't be found in apps written with just Visual Studio itself. That allows our clients to get more creative in their requirements, which in turn, means more work and billable hours for us!
  • Our apps appear more professional when using ComponentOne which helps us get projects for new clients.
  • ComponentOne also helps us to save clients some money since we are not having to develop things that it can do from scratch.
Chris Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DevExpress Universal

  • Expansion of business apps
  • New powerful analysis
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ComponentOne

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DevExpress Universal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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