Can I retrieve UI for ASP.NET AJAX through Microsoft channels (NuGet/Extensions)?

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  1. A
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    Posted 01 Sep Link to this post

    I'm new to UI for ASP.NET AJAX, so please excuse my probably stupid question:

    I'm working on a legacy project which I am supposed to leverage to the latest Visual Studio edition.

    In the legacy application, it was common to download some files, add them to some project related "lib" folder and then reference the Assemblies therein.

    Since we have NuGet now, I'd like to migrate the existing procedure to the currently suggested behaviour and download a matching NuGet package which then everyone in the team will automatically have downloaded and installed.

    I can't find the Telerik NuGet package on nuget.org, though.

    What is the suggested process of adding Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX to a web project?

    Your help is apprecited.

  2. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 01 Sep Link to this post

    Hello,

    You can log into account at https://www.telerik.com/account/ and then go to the download page of the UI for ASP.NET AJAX (https://www.telerik.com/account/product-download?product=RCAJAX&skucid=67) and download the Telerik.UI.for.AspNet.Ajax.Net45.2016.2.607.nupkg nugget package.

    Please note that there is a nugget package for 3.5/4.0 and 4.5 .NET versions.

    You can also add https://nuget.telerik.com/nuget to the available package sources and search for "telerik.ui.for" in the online resources, a login window will pop up, where you need to enter your Telerik credentials. Once you enter valid credentials you should notice a package for each .NET framework (3.5/4.0 and 4.5)

    Of course, you can still put the assemblies in the bin and commit them to the source control so everyone can get a running project when they pull.

    Regards,

    Marin Bratanov
    Telerik by Progress
    Do you need help with upgrading your ASP.NET AJAX, WPF or WinForms projects? Check the Telerik API Analyzer and share your thoughts.
  3. UI for ASP.NET Ajax is Ready for VS 2017
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    Posted 01 Sep Link to this post

    Ah, I see ... Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me!

    From what I can tell, the .nupkg files seem rather small. So they don't contain the Visual Studio development extensions, do they?

    What would you suggest should be the recommended path for a developement team to install both VS extensions and controls on new machines/projects?

    Cheers,
    Axel

  5. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 01 Sep Link to this post

    Hi Axel,

    It is hard to give such general recommendations because the approach will differ with each team, project and environment, not to mention the individual developers' preferences.

    What I can suggest you consider is the following:

    • our VS extensions are available in the VS gallery, so everyone can download them by themselves
    • a project does not depend on the VS extensions in any way, they are optional
    • the nuget package is designed to fetch the main resources only (assemblies)
    • if you need more resources there are many ways to distribute them:
      • pre-installed on each new machine via administrative tools
      • have each dev install what they like (if the entire project is in some source control and/or you have a nuget feed, this will mean that an installation is not necessary at all)
      • keep some resources (like dialogs, skins, nugets, whatever you need) in source control or in a shared network folder

    I hope this helps you make the best decision for your team.

    Regards,

    Marin Bratanov
    Telerik by Progress
    Do you need help with upgrading your ASP.NET AJAX, WPF or WinForms projects? Check the Telerik API Analyzer and share your thoughts.
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