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Deployment of ASPxSpreadsheet

This document describes the assemblies required by web projects that use the functionality of the DevExpress Spreadsheet for ASP.NET. Some of the assemblies are essential, while others that provide additional functionality can optionally be deployed, depending on your requirements.


If you use other DevExpress components in your project, their use and deployment should comply with the corresponding EULA documents. For more details on licensing and the redistribution policy of DevExpress, refer to Redistribution and Deployment.

Depending on the permissions you have set on a production server and the amount of web applications that use assemblies provided by DevExpress, you can either register the assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) or place them into the Bin folder of your application on the target computer. To learn more about web project deployment techniques, see the Web Deployment Content Map for Visual Studio and ASP.NET article in MSDN.

Expanded Required Libraries

Below is a list of essential libraries required by applications that use the ASPxSpreadsheet. These libraries are considered to be redistributable under the .NET Controls & Frameworks EULA, and thus can be redistributed legally.

Assembly Description
DevExpress.Data.v18.1.dll Implements the most basic functionality common to all DevExpress controls. This includes classes for data binding, skinning, printing, exporting, as well as many other auxiliary types and resources.
DevExpress.Office.v18.1.Core.dll Contains base classes common for Office File API and Office controls.
DevExpress.Charts.v18.1.Core.dll All DevExpress Charting controls contain classes shared via the same charting engine. These classes, along with a codebase, are intended for internal use, but also provide the basic functionality for ASP.NET Charts, WinForms Charts, and WPF Charts.

This assembly is also required when deploying an application containing the WPF Spreadsheet control with a chart.
DevExpress.XtraCharts.v18.1.dll Contains basic classes that implement the main functionality for the XtraCharts suite.
DevExpress.XtraCharts.v18.1.Web.dll Contains the WebChartControl control, which is intended for use in ASP.NET applications.
DevExpress.Web.v18.1.dll Contains classes that implement the core functionality of all DevExpress web controls and the functionality of controls from the following components: Data Editors, GridView, Card View, Vertical Grid, Data and Image Navigation, Docking and Popups, Site Navigation and Layout, File Management and Multi-Use Site Controls.
DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v18.1.Core.dll Contains basic classes that implement the main functionality of DevExpress Spreadsheet.
DevExpress.Web.ASPxSpreadsheet.v18.1.dll Contains classes that implement a functionality related to the ASPxSpreadsheet control. See Spreadsheet and DevExpress.Web.ASPxSpreadsheet to learn more.

Expanded Optional Libraries

The following libraries provide additional functionality for web projects that use the functionality of the DevExpress Spreadsheet for ASP.NET. Some of them are considered to be redistributable under the DevExpress EULA, and thus can be legally redistributed, while others require separate licenses.


Expanded Redistributable Libraries

The following list summarizes the libraries considered redistributable under the DevExpress EULA.


  • DevExpress.Data.v18.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v18.1.Core.dll
  • DevExpress.Web.ASPxSpreadsheet.v18.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Web.ASPxThemes.v18.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Web.v18.1.dll



By default, all required DevExpress assemblies are located in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\DevExpress 18.1\Components\Bin\Framework\" folder of your development machine after installation.

Expanded Non-Redistributable Libraries

Distributing any DevExpress design-time libraries ending in ".Design" is strictly prohibited. This means that you cannot use the DevExpress installation for deployment purposes, since it includes design libraries that cannot be distributed according to the terms of the EULA.


Please consult the EULA for additional up-to-the-minute information on which libraries, tools and executables are considered redistributable.

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