Last post Jan 22, 2008 10:05 AM by victorantos
Dec 28, 2007 06:07 AM|Telerik|LINK
The quest for the perfect UI component suite continues
December, 19 2007, NEWTON, MA – Telerik, a leading vendor of UI components for .NET development, is excited to announce the release of RadControls Q3 2007. The latest volume includes updates for all product lines for web and desktop presentation layer
development, as well as a new release of Telerik Reporting and a preview of Telerik’s RIA controls for Silverlight 1.1/2.0.
Q3 introduces great new controls and features across all product lines and continues Telerik’s dedication to provide the richest and best performing toolset for professional .NET development. Along with functional updates, the Q3 release introduces Microsoft
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 compatibility. Listed below are the major highlights by product line:
RadControls “Prometheus” for ASP.NET
Having built the most widely used suite for professional ASP.NET development, our team took it as a personal challenge to see how far we can go in the pursuit of delivering the Holy Grail of UI components: the convergence of ease of use, countless features
and high performance. After over a year of active development and the Q3 2007 addition of the long-awaited awaited ASP.NET AJAX grid, treeview, menu, combobox, spell and upload controls we are just a few controls away from completely fulfilling the promise
to customers. The “Prometheus” controls deliver it all:
- Minimal script through the use of base ASP.NET AJAX scripts
- Fewer calls to external CSS files and component scripts through the use of the Telerik Script Manager and CSS Manager controls
- New rendering: “Prometheus” controls use semantic rendering that results in substantially reduced HTML output and the best standards-compliance on the market
- The most versatile databinding: controls now have the ability to bind to web services on the client. The controls can now load data on demand and support binding to all ASP.NET 2.0 declarative datasources (AccessDataSource, ObjectDataSource, SqlDataSource,
SiteMapDataSource, and XmlDataSource) and the new LinqDataSource
- Exceptional client-side features: with most controls you can easily add/delete/update items at the client side and all the changes will be persisted on the server as well. The rich client-side API provides unbeatable performance and desktop-like experience
Ease of use:
- API across all products is based on ASP.NET AJAX conventions and is nearly identical on the server and the client
- Effortless single-assembly deployment
- Perfect integration between all components in the “Prometheus” suite To explore the “Prometheus” controls and experience the Telerik difference, please visit our
Read the full release notes.
RadControls for ASP.NET
While most of Telerik’s new development efforts have been focused on “Prometheus” the Q3 release also brings full Visual Studio 2008 support and several key improvements to the most widely used components in RadControls for ASP.NET – RadGrid and RadEditor.
Several of the innovations made in Prometheus allowed our team to significantly improve the performance of RadGrid. The completely rewritten databinding core resulted in a tremendous performance gain. The Q3 2007 release also introduces official support
for LinqData source.
RadEditor’s content filters were improved and now the leading HTML editor for ASP.NET can output consistent XTHML-compliant content across all major browsers.
RadControls for WinForms
The latest release continues Telerik’s pursuit to unify the aesthetic Vista-like presentation with the stability and familiarity of traditional Windows Forms technology in a comprehensive, well-integrated suite of WinForms UI components.
The Q3 release includes 7 new controls (RadRototor, RadMaskedEditBox, RadColorDialog, RadStatusStrip, RadSpinEditor, RadDateTimePicker ,RadRadioButton), as well as Visual Studio 2008 support and major improvements in the Telerik Presentation Framework. The
improvements in TPF have contributed for dramatic performance gains and deliver on Telerik’s promise to offer customers components that are both the best looking and best performing on the market.
The latest release also introduces CAB support to aid the development of Enterprise-grade projects with RadControls for WinForms.
Telerik’s Reporting Tool has also been enriched with great new capabilities for the Q3 release. The updated Reporting component features an Excel Rendering Extension, which allows exporting a report into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for offline verification,
without the need for installing Microsoft Office. This new feature supports Microsoft Excel versions 1997-2007.
In addition, Telerik Reporting now offers a unique way for providing dynamic table-like layouts by docking/anchoring report items. This new feature simplifies the development process, and further empowers users to efficiently create and style reports. Migration
from other reporting solutions is further simplified by adding a converter from XtraReports®.
Silverlight 1.1 Controls
Several months ago Telerik was one of the early adopters of Silverlight and released the first commercial component library for v1.0. Diving deeper with the technology, Telerik started working on a rich set of must-have controls that will enable customers
to build RIA applications on Microsoft’s emerging platform. On December 14th, 2007, the Telerik RadControls for Silverlight made their world premiere.
See the recording of the presentation.
An online preview of the newly demonstrated controls.
While it was a challenge to build controls on an “alpha” platform, the final results clearly demonstrate that Silverlight can deliver a new type of user experience and that Telerik will be on the forefront of enabling customers to take advantage of Microsoft’s
Pricing and Availability
The price of the RadControls for .NET Subscription is $1299 per developer seat and includes all ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX (“Prometheus”) Windows Forms and Telerik Reporting component libraries, as well as complimentary licenses for Telerik’s upcoming Silverlight
and WPF controls. The license comes with a Gold Support Package (up to 24h response time), full C# source code, redistribution rights and free updates for the latest products for one year. All the tools work without license keys and can be freely deployed
on an unlimited number of development, testing and production servers. A step-by-step self-paced tutorial and hundreds of code samples are provided to accelerate your learning.
For more information, please visit:
RadControls “Prometheus” -
RadControls for ASP.NET -
RadControls for WinForms -
Telerik Reporting -
RadControls for Silverlight –
Telerik is a leading vendor of development tools and components for Microsoft .NET. Developers from most of the Fortune 2000 companies, many of the world’s leading educational and non-profit organizations, and thousands of consultants rely on Telerik products
to build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity.
Jan 22, 2008 10:05 AM|victorantos|LINK
I tried dotnetnuke skin from telerik.com and it's really cool.
One of my dnn portals is using telerik controls(RadMenu and dnn skin); http://apartamente-garsoniere.ro