DevExtreme v24.1 — AngularJS End of Life
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by Vlada Skorokhodova (DevExpress)
2d ago
With our most recent major update (v24.1), DevExtreme no longer includes an integration/angular module. As such DevExtreme v24.1+ will not work in AngularJS-powered applications. Important: This change does not impact compatibility with the modern Angular framework. We only deprecated support for the legacy AngularJS framework. The AngularJS team officially announced AngularJS end-of-life in January 2022. We removed AngularJS integration from our code to focus on the more modern and secure Angular framework. To use DevExtreme v24.1+, you will need to migrate from the legacy AngularJ ..read more
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Office File API — Enhance Accessibility and Language Support in Word Documents using Azure AI Services
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by Maria Nikulina (DevExpress)
2d ago
In my two previous AI-related blog posts, I explained how you can generate accessible descriptions for images, charts and hyperlinks used within Word and Excel documents using DevExpress Office File API libraries and the Azure AI OpenAI service: Office File API — Enhance Accessibility in Office Documents using OpenAI Models (Part 1) Office File API — Enhance Accessibility in Office Documents using OpenAI Models (Part 2) In this post, I’ll detail another important tip for accessible document generation - detecting and setting the proof language for paragraphs in a multi-language Word document ..read more
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Important Announcement: Bing Maps for Enterprise Service Deprecation
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by Dmitry Tokmachev (DevExpress)
1w ago
On May 21, 2024, Microsoft announced the deprecation and eventual retirement of its Bing Maps for Enterprise service: Bing Maps for Enterprise has been deprecated and will be retired. Enterprise account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30, 2028. Free (Basic) account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30, 2025. No new customers for Bing Maps for Enterprise will be accepted beginning June 30, 2024. To avoid service disruptions, all implementations that rely on Bing Maps for Enterprise REST APIs and SDKs must be&n ..read more
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Angular: Native Report Viewer and Report Designer Integration
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by Boris Zaitsev (DevExpress)
1w ago
DevExpress continues its commitment to client-side web frameworks. Recent efforts in this regard include the release of the DevExpress Angular Report Viewer — a component that was recently redesigned as a native Angular component...a component that offers straightforward customization and management of templates using native Angular tools. Our native Angular Report Viewer does not rely on the Knockout JavaScript library. We implemented a simpler internal component design that allows components to be built on other JavaScript platforms with minimal code extensions (alongside ..read more
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WinForms — How to Integrate Semantic Similarity Search in the Grid Control (Powered by Embedding Models)
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by Dennis Garavsky (DevExpress)
2w ago
I am sure many of you remember Introducing .NET Smart Components – AI-powered UI controls by Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson (both from Microsoft) and the excitement this article generated within the community. While this is still an ongoing experiment, many loved the example (myself included) because of the following: Thanks to its simplicity, developers can "ride AI" locally without earning an Azure or OpenAI PhD - smart functions are available using a single NuGet package. "Smart search" is made possible by Local Embeddings, and its beauty lies in its abi ..read more
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Enhanced User Experience: Navigate the Web Report Designer with Ease in v23.2
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by Polina Tyureva (DevExpress)
3w ago
DevExpress Reports v23.2 (our most recent major update) includes smart tags and context menu support for the DevExpress Web Report Designer. Together, these new features help streamline navigation/user experience when interacting with the component (making the Properties Panel simpler and more accessible). Said simply, our Web Report Designer now offers one-click access to popular actions/properties associated with individual report elements. New UI Elements — Context Menus and Smart Tags We moved quick actions from the Properties Panel to context menus so you can access el ..read more
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.NET MAUI Collection View — Switch Between Different Item Representations
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by Kseniya Kuzmina (DevExpress)
3w ago
How many different ways can you present information using the CollectionView? More importantly, which presentation option should you choose for the best possible user experience? Here is our recommendation: Consider offering users multiple options and let them choose based on requirements/preferences. As you might have guessed by now, the DevExpress .NET MAUI CollectionView allows you to switch between multiple data presentation modes: single/multiple columns or simple/detailed item template. In this blog post, we will review both options in detail. Multi-Span Layout In one of o ..read more
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How to Implement Material Design 3 in a .NET MAUI Application
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by Anthony Sameishchev (DevExpress)
1M ago
Material Design is a cross-platform system of guidelines developed by Google. Inspired by the textures of the physical world, it helps you craft visually captivating interfaces with balanced colors and enhanced usability (the objective is to focus attention on essential UI elements). The DevExpress .NET MAUI Suite includes 10 built-in Material Design 3 color themes - available in both dark and light variants. With the help of the ThemeColor markup extension and project templates, you can easily support Material Design 3 themes in applications using DevExpress or standard .NET MAUI co ..read more
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Office File API — Enhance Accessibility in Office Documents (Word & Excel) using OpenAI Models
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by Poline Fedorova (DevExpress)
1M ago
For accessibility-related reasons, certain business usage scenarios require that Office documents include meaningful descriptions/alternative text (Alt Text) for graphics content (images, charts, etc). Alt Text helps individuals with visual impairments to interpret pictures and other graphical content (screen readers cannot properly read documents that contain images without Alt Text). In addition, documents without Alt Text cannot be exported correctly as accessible PDFs (these PDFs fail accessibility validation). The OpenAI platform offers a solution to address this particular requireme ..read more
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Unlock Seamless Deployment: Discover Our Latest Tutorials on Deploying Reporting and Office File API-powered Apps to Azure and AWS
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by Boris Zaitsev (DevExpress)
1M ago
New Deployment Guides for Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) We've just released new guides for deploying DevExpress Reports and Office File API-based applications to Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS). As you know, deployment on Azure and AWS offers numerous benefits. You can scale your applications, improve performance, and increase availability. Our tutorials will show you how to create DevExpress Reports and Office File API-powered apps using Docker containers, and Web API-based applications built with Azure and AWS Lambda Functions. Microsoft Azure Tutorials Repor ..read more
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