May 20, 2016
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Try the DevExtreme TagHelpers for ASP.NET Core RC2 - (Now Available)

Good news, Microsoft just released ASP.NET Core RC2, the second major update to their new ASP.NET Core framework.

And I'm happy to say that we've updated our GitHub repo and released Nuget packages of our DevExtreme ASP.NET Core TagHelpers! Download and try them today with the latest release candidate (ASP.NET Core RC2).

Download

To get started, you'll first need to get Microsoft's latest Core release:

DevExtreme Tag Helpers - Stack of releases

  1. Download Microsoft's latest RC2 here: ASP.NET Core RC2.

  2. Download the Nuget packages for DevExtreme ASP.NET Core TagHelpers: https://www.nuget.org/packages/DevExtreme.AspNet.TagHelpers/

  3. Follow (and Star) the DevExtreme ASP.NET Core TagHelpers project on GitHub: https://github.com/DevExpress/DevExtreme.AspNet.TagHelpers. Here you can check our code, view ReadMe, Wiki articles, submit issues, and more.

ASP.NET Core is shaping up to be a great framework. And by using the DevExtreme TagHelpers with ASP.NET Core, your end-users will get the amazing DevExtreme User Interface, features, and functionality that they have come to love.

You save several development hours by using our robust tools. The new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers help you to deliver great web solutions on the ASP.NET Core framework.

Getting Started

To get started using the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers, please take a look this getting started guide:

DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers - Getting Started

Then give us your feedback here: Issue Tracker

What's included?

The following 7 major widgets from our powerful DevExtreme library are available as TagHelpers for ASP.NET Core:

  • Grid
  • Chart
  • Pivot Grid
  • Pie Chart
  • Range Selector
  • Scheduler
  • Sparkline

Demos of these widgets are available here.

What is a TagHelper?

TagHelpers are a new feature of ASP.NET Core (MVC 6) that allows preprocessing of HTML attributes with server side content. As Scott Hanselman demonstrates, TagHelpers provide cleaner code:

DevExtreme Tag Helpers - Tag Helper

Open-Source MIT License

The new DevExtreme ASP.NET Core TagHelpers are provided on GitHub and Nuget with an MIT license. The source is open for you to view, fork, submit pull requests, etc.

To use the DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers, you will need a DevExtreme license.

Preview Version

We're introducing the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers as a preview version because:

  1. ASP.NET Core (MVC 6) has not been released. However, a second release candidate is available now.

  2. We're still perfecting and improving our TagHelpers.

However, the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers have enough of a feature set that we'd love for you to test drive them and give us your feedback.

Try the latest bits now

Have you tried the new DevExtreme ASP.NET TagHelpers yet? I'd love to hear about it. Drop me a line below.

Thanks!