When creating our Visual Studio Extensions, accelerating development with our components has been the number one goal. One of the VS Extensions’ core components is the Upgrade Wizard. The task it was designed to fulfill is making the mundane job of updating your projects faster and easier.

As the Upgrade Wizard has been in the wild for quite some time now, we’ve received a lot of feedback from customers using our various products. Even though it has been doing a pretty good job, there is always room for improvement. The two most popular feature requests were:

  • Add support for upgrading Class Library projects
  • Add support for upgrading multiple projects

We are happy to let you know, both are available in our new Upgrade Wizard.

Lets use the brand new RadControls for Windows Phone Visual Studio Extensions to show off the improved Upgrade Wizard.

Say you have a simple solution with a couple of Windows Phone projects and you want to upgrade it. Most of them use RadControls for Windows Phone, some do not.


I will start the Upgrade Wizard through the Telerik menu, (2 clicks)


select the latest and greatest version I have on my machine, (3 clicks so far)


proceed with  the wizard and click finish, (4 clicks so far)


and you’ve upgraded all of the appropriate projects with a total of 4 (four!) clicks.


The new Upgrade Wizard is available in the Visual Studio Extensions for all of our UI Component product lines:

  • RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
  • RadControls for ASP.NET MVC
  • RadControls for Silverlight
  • RadControls for WPF
  • RadControls for WinForms
  • RadControls for Windows Phone

The Telerik VSX Team

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Andrey Mladenov

 is Team Lead in Telerik VSX Team

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