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Petyo Ivanov, Kendo UI Product Manager, takes a look at the future of Kendo UI for Angular 2.

Please Note: As of 2017, Kendo UI for Angular is now a release candidate. For more, please see the blog post, Kendo UI for Angular 2 Is Now a Release Candidate.

Yes, that’s correct; it looks like we have a name for the product. With our React and Angular 2 suites moving forward, our communication became quite complex, and we needed to find formal names for the three code bases. Right now, we call the current suite Kendo UI or Kendo UI for jQuery. We refer to the new suites as Kendo UI for React and Kendo UI for Angular 2, respectively. These are not final names, and they may be changed, but they bring certain clarity for now.


Beta.0 Release Due In September;
11 Components Will Be Included

Our plans for September include seven discrete component packages, which include a total of 11 components, such as:

  • Buttons (including Button and a ButtonGroup)
  • Dialog
  • Layout (TabStrip and PanelBar)
  • Inputs (Slider, Switch)
  • DropDowns (ComboBox, DropDownList)
  • DataViz (preview, contents are subject to further research)
  • Grid (Preview)

With this 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. The beta label is there for a reason: your feedback is critical for us. Based on your suggestions, we will tweak and break things before we stamp version 1.0.0.

The roadmap is effectively a reschedule of the plans we announced in January. As with all things new, the changes between the Angular releases were more substantial than what we expected, and that pushed the timeline back a bit. On top of that, we wanted to focus on having a fuller set of widgets available with the upcoming beta, so we decided to hold until the September release to give you something that makes sense in real-life scenarios.

The beta release will be freely available for all Telerik accounts—you won’t need an active subscription to try it. The components will be distributed as NPM packages.

For further details, live progress and feature discussions, you may bookmark the kendo-angular2 GitHub repository. Notice that this is a “meta” repository—we won’t publish the actual source code in it. Feel free to ask questions and open issues in case something is not clear!

About the Author

Petyo Ivanov

Petyo Ivanov is a former Kendo UI Product Manager. 

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