The primary focus of the Kendo UI by Progress R3 release will be data entry enhancements. Our inspiration and direction is channeled towards the features and enhancements many of you requested and voted for, including improving Kendo UI editors and drop down widgets. Detailed information about the planned updates is available in this GitHub milestone.
In September we will be unveiling our Beta.0 release which will include support for 11 components. These components will include buttons, dialog, layouts, Inputs, and dropdowns. Also included will be preview versions of our DataVis components and our grid component.
With this beta release, our goal is to give you a usable set of components and to validate several key concepts like data binding, rendering and virtualization behavior. Your feedback during the beta period will be critical for us. Your suggestions, testing results and additional feedback will help us continue updating and enhancing the product in order to deliver the most up-to-date and mature components for your applications.
For additional information check out Kendo UI Product Manager Petyo Ivanov’s blog post about our Angular 2 roadmap.
Spreadsheets are all about data entry, so we’re adding custom editors to the Spreadsheet control. Selecting date/time values from a picker and selecting values from a list are both slated for the R3 timeframe. We’re also adding support for using defined names in formulas. Names can define for a cell range, function or constant. Additional detailed information about the planned updates is available in this GitHub issue.
We ‘re adding a number of enhancements and bug fixes to our popular Dropdowns widget group which includes the DropDownList, ComboBox, MultiSelect and Autocomplete widgets. Enhancements to these include the addition of a footer template, which is permanently displayed and the bottom of the items list, and the No Data template, which displays when the filter applied does not match any results. Learn more on GitHub
Planned MultiSelect features include enabling the developer to recover the initially selected values, making it easier to implement dirty change tracking and providing access to an event that fires when a list item is removed. Planned AutoComplete features include support for configurable multiple separators, which when detected, cause an event to fire. Planned DropDownList features include the ability to automatically adjust the width of a DropDownList to the width of the widest member in the list. Planned ComboBox features include the ability to clear the currently selected or entered value and the MaxLength attribute will be copied to the generated HTML <input> element.
API improvements are on the way in R3 which provide support for a number of commonly requested use-case scenarios, most notably being the Drag and Drop custom drop zone. Additionally, we’re adding the ability to configure the widget to only allow specified file types to be uploaded, as well as access to additional callbacks, providing for a more robust developer experience. Learn more on GitHub
Completely new for the R3 release will be the Dialog component. Like the Kendo UI Window component, the Dialog component requests an action from the user via a popup dialog in your web applications. It differs from the Window component in that it has a few additional features like an optional title and a footer containing one or more buttons. The Dialog control’s display will be consistent with the current theme and will support content localization. Learn more on GitHub
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