See what's coming in the second major release of UI for ASP.NET AJAX for 2016, including new skin effects and enhancements.
Building on the changes we released in R1, some great skin effects and enhancements are coming in R2 2016 for Telerik ASP.NET AJAX. They will not only improve the look and feel of the controls, but also unify their rendering and make them more customizable—features requested by all of you!
Let me begin with the lovely and multi-functional Theme Builder, followed by a list of the most valuable improvements.
The Theme Builder is going to become more powerful and allow you to create, improve and/or customize the Material, Silk, Glow and MetroTouch skins.
Along with them, you will be able to style all currently missing controls—Cloud Upload, Gantt, Media Player, Image Gallery, Light Box, Site Map, Spell, Spreadsheet and Wizard.
In addition, we will be looking into the possibility of including support for Bootstrap 4 Themes. This will allow you to import Twitter Bootstrap themes and convert them to Telerik skins that the controls can be styled with.
And that‘s not all! You’ll be able to take advantage of a number of underlying or visible improvements in the controls’ appearance, such as:
That’s not all, folks—the benefits for you are even bigger. They concern some of the most popular controls, including Spreadsheet, Grid and others.
With the upcoming R1 2016 SP1 release, we are going to provide the full set of skins for the spread. Additionally the R2 release will bring you built-in import capabilities from the popular XLSX file format.
RadGrid will become more useful, with the following new features that we know the community has been anticipating:
The Table Wizard and Management experience will be greatly enriched through the new context menu and redesigned Table Wizard.
The new lightweight and easy to use RadCheckBoxList and RadRadioButtonList controls will be of help in your everyday work.
We do appreciate your valuable feedback from the annual AJAX survey 2015. We'll do our best to make the support resources—especially the "How-To" articles—more visible and accessible by search engines, and will produce even more useful tutorials. You can also expect a new Outlook-inspired Visual Studio project template as well as redesigned and modern looking Sales Dashboard sample app.You can find more information on the roadmap at the What's Coming in R2 2016 page as well as to share your frank and valuable feedback in the comments section below.
Rumen Jekov (@Rumen_Jekov) started his career at Telerik’s ASP.NET team in 2004 as a tech support engineer and passed through the position of a team lead to a product manager. He has answered more than 51,500 tickets helping customers to achieve their goals. Presently, he is a product owner of Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX and a manager of the AJAX crew at Progress. Off work, he enjoys traveling across the globe, watching movies and tech shows, reading books and listening to podcasts.
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