How to Install and Use DevExpress 11.2.11 on Windows 10
DevExpress is a suite of software development tools that provides a variety of presentation controls, IDE productivity tools, business application frameworks, and reporting systems for Visual Studio, Delphi, HTML5 or iOS & Android development. DevExpress 11.2.11 is an older version of the suite that was released in June 2012.
However, some developers may still need to use DevExpress 11.2.11 for their legacy applications or projects. In this article, we will show you how to install and use DevExpress 11.2.11 on Windows 10, which is the latest operating system from Microsoft.
Step 1: Download DevExpress 11.2.11 Installer
The first step is to download the DevExpress 11.2.11 installer from the official website. You can find the download link here: https://www.devexpress.com/Support/Downloads/v2012.xml. You will need to log in with your DevExpress account or create one if you don't have it.
Once you have downloaded the installer, run it as administrator and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to choose which IDE versions you want to install DevExpress 11.2.11 for (Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010). You will also be asked to accept the license agreement and choose the installation folder.
Step 2: Configure DevExpress 11.2.11 in Visual Studio
After the installation is complete, you can open Visual Studio and start using DevExpress 11.2.11 components in your projects. To do that, you need to configure some settings in Visual Studio.
First, go to Tools > Options > DevExpress > General and make sure that \"Enable design-time features\" and \"Enable design-time updates\" are checked. This will allow you to use the DevExpress designer and update your components automatically.
Second, go to Tools > Options > DevExpress > Toolbox and make sure that \"Enable Toolbox integration\" and \"Use local assemblies\" are checked. This will allow you to access the DevExpress components from the Toolbox and use the local assemblies instead of the global ones.
Third, go to Tools > Options > DevExpress > Project Converter and make sure that \"Enable project conversion\" and \"Convert projects automatically\" are checked. This will allow you to convert your existing projects to use DevExpress 11.2.11 components without any manual changes.
Step 3: Create or Open a Project with DevExpress 11.2.11 Components
Now you are ready to create or open a project with DevExpress 11.2.11 components in Visual Studio. You can either create a new project from scratch or open an existing one that uses DevExpress components.
To create a new project, go to File > New > Project and choose a template from the DevExpress category (such as Windows Forms Application or ASP.NET Web Application). You will see a list of DevExpress components in the Toolbox that you can drag and drop onto your forms or web pages.
To open an existing project, go to File > Open > Project/Solution and browse to the location of your project file (.csproj or .vbproj). If your project uses a different version of DevExpress components than 11.2.11, you will see a message asking you to convert your project to use the latest version of DevExpress components installed on your machine (which is 11.2.11 in this case). Click Yes to proceed with the conversion.
Step 4: Build and Run Your Project with DevExpress 11.2.11 Components
The final step is to build and run your project with DevExpress 11.2.11 components in Visual Studio. You can either use the Debug or Release mode depending on your needs.
To build your project, go to Build > Build Solution or press Ctrl+Shift+B on your keyboard. This will compile your code and generate the executable file (.exe or .dll) for your project.
To run your project, go to Debug > Start Debugging or press F5 on your keyboard aa16f39245