The Q2 2011 Beta pack of Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC has just been uploaded on telerik.com! As usual, you can find the open source and commercial (paid) version in your Telerik account's > MVC Product Files Download section: Open Source Download | Commercial Download.
The Beta release introduces new HTML5-driven MVC charting extension which utilizes SVG/VML for vector graphic drawing. Light-weight and cross-browser component, built from scratch and in perfect harmony with the MVC design pattern paradigm, the chart supports bar/stacked bar series, Ajax binding and exposes basic client API in its Beta version. It will support line series and extended client API for the official Q2 2011 drop.
Our ultimate goal is to extend the supported set of series types and features for this new charting extension for its post- Q2 2011 versions, and here is where we will count on your feedback!
Besides that, we created two new skins for our MVC extensions (Office2010 Blue/Silver) and one more (Transparent) will follow for the official launch. We also provide formal support for the new major version of the FireFox browser (v5).
Following the good practice to add major features to our MVC grid which has been most voted/requested in our public Issue Tracker, we are pleased to share that this Beta makes no exception. There are four new additions that enriched the current feature set of the Telerik MVC grid:
The MVC Q2 2011 Beta online demos and documentation are available at your disposal: Live Demos | Documentation
Full release notes list can be found here: MVC Q2 2011 Beta Release Notes
As always, we value your feedback, so keep it coming in the MVC Beta forum! There are a couple of weeks until Q2 2011, and we will be happy to hear your comments in advance on what we will be delivering for you in the upcoming major MVC release.
Stefan Rahnev (@StDiR) is Product Manager for Telerik Kendo UI living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been working for the company since 2005, when he started out as a regular support officer. His next steps at Telerik took him through the positions of Technical Support Director, co-team leader in one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and unit manager for UI for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI. Stefan’s main interests are web development, agile processes planning and management, client services and psychology.