The Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX R1 2016 SP1 release is live, and introduces important changes in the appearance of the ASP.NET AJAX controls. They are now more responsive and flexible for customization.
We've removed the built-in font settings of the controls and changed their metrics so they inherit their container/page font settings and look better on the screens of today's devices (bigger fonts, padding and so on). And that's not all—we've improved their elasticity and made them more consistent.
These improvements are part of an ongoing initiative to improve the appearance of all Telerik ASP.NET AJAX controls. If you ever experience any trouble with these changes, we'll gladly help you quickly solve them.
Here is a simple example showing how you can set the font size of the page, which will automatically be applied to the controls on it:
You can see our help article on fonts for more information. Soon we'll also publish a blog post focusing specifically on this new improvement with more details, screenshots and examples.
You can also meet the new Telerik API Analyzer Tool. It could help you identify all problematic areas in the C# code which you might face during the upgrade process. You can check out this useful blog post for more information on how to upgrade to the latest version in a few easy steps.
If you're curious to learn what major stuff is planned for R2'16, take a look at our planned roadmap. You can also go back and check out our blog post on the topic, where we describe the changes in more detail.
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Rumen Jekov (@Rumen_Jekov) started his career at Telerik’s ASP.NET team in 2004 as a support officer and passed through the position of a Team lead to become a Product Manager. He has answered more than 42,000 tickets helping customers solve their problems. At present, his top responsibilities are the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX and MVC web suites. Off work, he enjoys traveling, watching movies and reading books.