The date input component should be used when building forms with in date/time/datetime entries. The masked textbox shines when the user should enter formatted values like zip codes or phone numbers. The NumericTextBox can be used for gathering numeric values - numbers, money, percentage.
The AutoComplete and the MultiSelect components are the newest entries in the DropDowns package. The AutoComplete is to assist the user with the entry of text values. The MultiSelect works well when the user should pick multiple values from a list.
The Calendar represents a graphical calendar that supports the selection and navigation between dates.
Tree shaking, AOT and Universal Rendering are critical for building performant Angular 2 applications. Both features are fully supported by Kendo UI for Angular 2.
Ahead-of-Time Compilation support in Kendo UI for Angular 2 (documentation)
Universal Rendering support in Kendo UI for Angular 2 (documentation)
Tree shaking and Kendo UI for Angular 2 (documentation)
The 2017 R1 release of Kendo UI is fully compatible with jQuery 3. Note: the Kendo UI zip bundles still ship jQuery 1.12.3. In case you consider upgrading to jQuery 3, you may review the release announcement - there are several breaking changes, the most notable one being the promises.
jQuery 3 release announcement
The grid widget now supports minimum width for a given column and setting of the initial sort direction.
The spreadsheet widget now supports a bunch of additional events, allows customization of the context menu, supports default cell style, imports and exports validation rules from excel. For the full list of issues, refer to the following Github issue.
The icons in all Kendo UI widgets are now font based. Compared to sprites, font icons are resolution independent and look crispier on high DPI displays.
The second, Sass-based version of the Kendo UI default theme has been in the works for a while (it is the default one for Kendo UI for Angular 2). The theme has been fully adapted to Kendo UI for jQuery - preview it our demos.
Starting with this release, we are publishing Kendo UI as NPM package on our private NPM registry (previously we used git repository as a temporary workaround). To avoid breaking existing setups, we will continue supporting the git distribution model, too.
Just like the TreeView, the Panelbar widget now supports binding to HierarchicalDataSource.
The R1 2017 release no longer supports Internet Explorer 8. In case you need to support Internet Explorer 8, we recommend using the 2016 releases.
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