Add or Upgrade the Required Resources in Your Project

Add

To add resources DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls require to your project, follow these steps:

  1. Open your project in Visual Studio. See Environment and Requirements for information on supported Visual Studio versions.

  2. Right-click your project in the Solution Explorer window and select Add DevExtreme to the Project on the menu.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Converter Context Menu Item

  3. In the invoked dialog box, click OK.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Converter Confirmation Dialog

  4. Wait a few seconds while DevExtreme and its dependencies are being added. This process is logged in the Output window.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Converter Output Window

  5. ASP.NET Core MVC only. Follow the instructions from the DevExtreme_Readme.html file.

Now DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls are set up for your project. If any issues appear during the process, address them by following the messages in the Output window. After that, repeat the steps above starting with step 2.

NOTE
ASP.NET MVC 3 to 5 only. Certain resources are added, but not linked, because either they are already linked in the basic project template, or they provide specific functionality. Those resources are jQuery, JSZip for client-side exporting in the DataGrid widget and data for the VectorMap widget. To link any of those resources, uncomment the corresponding code lines in the AppStart/DevExtremeBundleConfig.cs file.
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Upgrade

Similarly, you can upgrade the resources in your project after installing DevExtreme of a higher version. Below are the steps for you to follow.

  1. Launch Visual Studio and open the project that contains DevExtreme resources to be upgraded.

  2. Right-click this project in the Solution Explorer window and select Upgrade DevExtreme Resources on the menu.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Upgrader Context Menu Item

  3. In the appeared dialog box, click OK.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Upgrader Confirmation Dialog

  4. Wait a few seconds while DevExtreme resources are being upgraded. The log of this process is available in the Output window.

    DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls - Project Upgrader Output Window

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