Developer Express Announces eXpressApp Framework
Developer Express has released the eXpressApp Framework (XAF), a business application framework that leverages the company s feature-complete .NET component technologies for Windows Forms and ASP.NET. XAF is efficient and easy-to-use, allowing you to create advanced business applications for today s dominant UI platforms: Windows Forms and ASP.NET.
XAF helps you get started by providing a functionally complete framework out of the box. Based on UI-independent Business Classes and Controllers, XAF creates all data manipulation functionality automatically and generates two applications at once (for Windows Forms and ASP.NET) often without writing a single line of UI-specific code. A central configuration facility called the Model completes the picture, allowing you to influence and customize the UI generation process, along with many other details, such as localization support across the entire application. For those requiring complex business-oriented functionality, XAF offers a host of modules, including, but not limited to: Reporting, Scheduling, Data Validation, Pluggable Security Systems, and Auditing.
XAF does not require that developers learn myriad new skills. XAF is fully integrated within Visual Studio, utilizing project and file templates, as well as special designers and a context-sensitive Action system based on Developer Express DXCore extensibility layer. All templates are available for C# and VB.NET.
For general product information, trial versions, technical references, and migration strategies from older versions, visit the XAF Web page at http://www.devexpress.com/xaf. To learn more about DXperience Universal, visit http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/DXperience/editions.xml.
Price: XAF will be made available in the new DevExpress DXperience Universal product SKU, available for US$1999.99. DXperience Universal includes all Visual Studio-related products currently offered by Developer Express.
Web Site: http://www.devexpress.com