What's next in Kendo UI for Angular 2

Beta.0, Shipped (September 14th 2016)

The initial release of Kendo UI for Angular 2 laid the foundation and articulated our vision for the product. We shipped 15 essential UI components, built from the ground up for Angular 2 on the same date that the Angular 2 team announced that Angular 2 was final.

The release included many of the essentials necessary for building modern line of business UI—Grid, Charts, DropDownList, ComboBox, Buttons, PanelBar and TabStrip.

RC.0, in Development (January 18th 2017)

The next upcoming major release aims to be production-ready, which means that we don’t plan to ship major breaking changes of the public API after its release. Just like Angular 2, the component packages will follow the semantic versioning specification.

Our biggest priority with this release is full coverage of the framework features—ahead-of-time compilation, support for Angular Universal and Internationalization support. We are also prioritizing Keyboard/WAI-ARIA support.

The work does not stop here though. We are working hard on making the forms family complete with the new DatePicker, TimePicker, DateTimePicker, Calendar, NumericTextBox, AutoComplete, MultiSelect and MaskedTextBox components.

New: Native Mobile Components

In addition to the components listed above, the first release candidate will include Native Mobile Angular 2 components, powered by NativeScript. The preliminary list includes a Calendar, Chart, ListView and a DataForm. The native components will share common theming and data-binding capabilities with their web counterparts. Our team presented a proof of concept of the idea at Angular Connect—the NG2 Dashboard demo.

Final Release, Planned (May 2017)

The final Kendo UI for Angular 2 release should iron out any outstanding problems or missing features of the included components. Needless to say, we are also going to follow the Angular release schedule closely and allocate effort to staying up-to-date with the framework development. A few new additional components (ListBox, Menu and ContextMenu) are in the pipeline.

2017 R3 and Beyond

Once the essential building blocks are in place, we are going to explore the complex business application components, like Scheduler, TreeView, TreeList and Editor. Our long term goal is feature parity with the current jQuery suite, while keeping up-to-date with the Angular 2 framework development.

We remain committed to providing an unmatched UI suite for Angular 2. The kind that you would expect from Kendo UI.


We operate in a dynamic environment, and things are subject to change. The information provided is intended to outline the general product direction. It is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon when making any purchasing decision. We may decide to add new components at any time depending on our capability to deliver products meeting Progress quality standards. The development, releases and timing of any features or functionality described for Progress products remains at the sole discretion of Progress. The roadmap does not represent a commitment, obligation or promise to deliver any products to the customer at any time.