DevExpress Universal vs. Microsoft Silverlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DevExpress Universal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
DevExpress Universal is a suite of all DevExpress .NET products and controls.N/A
Microsoft Silverlight
Score 3.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.N/A
Pricing
DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
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Pricing Offerings
DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
Top Pros
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DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
Small Businesses
Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator
Score 9.3 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Zoho Creator
Zoho Creator
Score 9.3 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(5 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DevExpress UniversalMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
DevExpress
When you want to display spreadsheet based reports, it's really convenient as it has everything out of the box.
If you have very basic components like combo boxes or lists, there is hardly a point in using such a large component set.
In the end, it's a matter of finding a good balance between functionality and complexity.
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Microsoft
The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
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Pros
DevExpress
  • Handle large and complex datasets using its table widget (DataGrid)
  • Handle large and complex hierarchical datasets using its tree table widget (TreeList)
  • Customize widget to fulfill advanced requirements such as adding a complex grid inside a grid cell
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Microsoft
  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
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Cons
DevExpress
  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
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Microsoft
  • No longer being supported
  • No upkeep with ria services
  • Be nice to work in a modern browser
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Alternatives Considered
DevExpress
DevExpress Universal controls are much simpler to use, implement and customized as compared to Kendo. Learning curve for telerik is high, though level of customization that can be achieved with telerik exceeds that of DevExpress Universal. Found DevExpress Universal community support to be better then its competitors. License cost is also a wining bar here.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
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Return on Investment
DevExpress
  • It is good for asp.net application and it takes less time in development which we used two years back.
  • We have stopped with these tools when clients were asking applications to be built in angular or react. We have switched to Kendo.
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Microsoft
  • Increased lecture delivery
  • Improved academic experience
  • Less A/V tech support and delay
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