eXpandFramework is the first open source project based on the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework (XAF). The eXpressApp Framework ships with DXperience Universal and can be evaluated free of charge (30 day trial) at: https://www.devexpress.com/ClientCenter/Downloads.
eXpandFramework is a FREE extension for XAF and operates within the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).
The framework was started and is led by Tolis Bekiaris. Tolis has made a huge contribution to XAF over the years receiving great recognition from DevExpress and the whole XAF community. In April 2011 Tolis was honored to be hired as Technical Evangelist for DevExpress frameworks!
The eXpandFrameowork organization consist of two projects. The main project, this one, which unfortunately lacks detailed documentation, and the Standalone low dependency well tested and well documented DevExpress.XAF repository. The main project acts as a container to the standalone proejct. Eventually all modules of main project will be puzzled from the standalone modules. The framework is transitioning fast from private server to GitHub since Oct 2018, so please bear with us and contribute where you can.
This framework has similar architecture to XAF. We recommend you go through the Getting Started document to get the feeling on how to get the most out of it. Afterwards just installed the modules you want and go through the blogs linked in the list below and feel free to post Issues.
Examples of those modules include (in the two right columns you can see the supported platform):
|ExcelImporter||Imports Excel, csv files.||Y||Y|
|WorldCreator||Design runtime assemblies||Y||Y|
|Dashboard||Enables native XAF dashboard collaboration and integrates the Dashboard suite||Y||Y|
|Send emails using business rules from application model without coding (see http://goo.gl/Hkx6PK)||Y||Y|
|WorkFlow||Contains workflow related features (Scheduled workflows)||Y||Y|
|System||Support multiple datastore , calculable properties at runtime ,dynamic model creation,control grid options, datacaching, web master detail, view inheritance etc.||Y||Y|
|JobSheduler||Acts as a wrapper for the powerfull Quartz.Net, providing a flexible UI for managing Jobs at runtime||Y||Y|
|DBMapper||Map 14 different types of databases at runtime into worldcreator persistent objects||Y||Y|
|IO||Export & Import object graphs||Y||Y|
|MapView||Google Maps integration for XAF web apps. Blog posts.||Y||Y|
|FileAttachments||Provides support for file system storage as per E965||Y||Y|
|Scheduler||Please explore the XVideoRental module found in Demos/XVideoRental folder (Blog posts)||Y||Y|
|Reports||Please explore the XVideoRental module found in Demos/XVideoRental folder||Y||N|
|Chart||Please explore the XVideoRental module found in Demos/XVideoRental folder||Y||N|
|PivotGrid||Please explore the XVideoRental module found in Demos/XVideoRental folder||Y||N|
|Import Wizard||Universal module for importing excel files into any XAF application.||Y||N|
|AuditTrail||Configures XAF Audit Trail module using the Application Modules. (see Declarative data auditing)||Y||Y|
|StateMachine||Enhance XAF's statemachine module in order to control transitions using permissions||Y||Y|
|Logic||Define conditional architecture||Y||Y|
|ModelArtifact||Parameterize model artifacts (Controllers, Actions, Views)||Y||Y|
|AdditionalViewControlsProvider||Decorate your views with custom controls||Y||Y|
|MasterDetail||XtraGrid support for master-detail data presentation using the model. Y||N|
|PivotChart||Enhance analysis procedures / controls||Y||Y|
|Security||Provides extension methods, authentication providers, login remember me, custom security objects||Y||Y|
|Wizard||Design wizard driven views||Y||N|
|ViewVariants||Create views without the use of model editor||Y||Y|
|Validation||More rules , permission validation, warning/info support, Action contexts etc||Y||Y|
|ConditionalObjectViews||Allows the conditional navigation to your detailviews/listviews-->Merged with ModelArtifact||Y||Y|
|EasyTests||Custom command and extensions for EasyTest see http://apobekiaris.blogspot.gr/search/label/EasyTest||Y||Y|
|TreelistView||Enhance hierarchy controls, map XtraTreeList options to model||Y||Y|
|NCarousel||Loads images asynchronously and displays them using a configurable carousel listeditor||N||Y|
|VSIX Package||Enhance Model Editor, Explore Xaf Errors, Drop Database at design time, ProjectConverter invocation|
Extends XAF by adding great new features for example:
- the ability to generate runtime members for your objects
- creating Application/Role/User models in the database
- storing your web cookies in the database
- handling of external application models
- combine end user modifications with application model
- support for multiple models at design time
Creates dynamic persistent assemblies. The XAF user interface allows us to create an assembly without writing a single line of code. Advanced users can even use c# scripting and create new code generation templates.
DBMapper has the same functionality as SqlDbMapper however is based on the powerful XPO . Thus DBMapper module is capable of transforming into WorldCreator persistent classes the following list of databases: Access, Advantage, Adaptive Server Anywhere, Ase, DB2, FireBird, FireBirdSql, SqlServerCe, SqlServer, ODP, Oracle, PersasizeSql, PostgreSql, SQLite, VistaDB
Import Export Module
Provides collaboration between a xaf application and another system by allowing you to create object serialization graphs. The complexity of a graph can be configured using either UI or design time attributes. Changing object keys and choosing serialization strategies are straightforward as seen in this screenshot.
Windows module for importing excel files into any XAF application.
Allows us to place a Win or Web control in any given position in its respective XAF view and control its visibility, text decoration, font, height, width, etc. using conditional model rules.
Apply conditional logic to the artifacts of your model (Controllers, Actions). It means that you can enable,disable,hide,execute etc. at many contexts or combination of them.
Enhance XAF's statemachine module in order to control transitions using permissions.
Using it you can connect your analysis objects with any object and display/position them at any view. A big number of pivot features are also supported . Controlling Pivotgrid options is also available at runtime.
Provides the architecture / engine upon many of eXpand modules have been designed (AdditionalViewControlsProvider, ModeArtifactState, MasterDetail, ConditionalDetailViews) . Very valuable to the developers that want to implement a conditional module.
The features here are endless . Some interesting features are multiple datastore support, create calculable properties at runtime, dynamic model creation, GridView,GridColumn options…etc.
Allows the conditional navigation to your detailviews / listviews.
End user can design views at runtime.
Enables designing of wizard views using the model editor.
Enable recursive filtering and viewing for your listviews ,map XtraTreeList options to model, support for conditional appearance module.
Web skinable listeditor based on JCarousel. Image loading is asynchronous , multiple editor with different configurations is allowed.