DevExpress, a powerful Visual Studio add-on
Updated December 21, 2021

DevExpress, a powerful Visual Studio add-on

Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with DevExpress Universal

We use DevExpress here in the IT Department to fill in some of the development gaps we have. We originally purchased it as an addendum to our ERP software that used the reporting package, but now we have used it to build several tools that the business has come to rely upon for business analysis.
  • Quick Development
  • Powerful pre-built templates
  • Wide array of datasets supported
  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
  • Expansion of business apps
  • New powerful analysis
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.
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.