As of yesterday Q1 2013 SP1 is available for download! Service packs are usually maintenance releases with lots of fixes, however this is not all we’ve cooked with this version. There are interesting stuff marked with the tag “New” that will help you level up.
The Persistence Framework now supports more controls and persists more client settings out of the box (actually almost all settings that we think make sense). Full list of the items is available in its Supported Controls help article. It now has a design-time wizard for easier configuration and a set of demos showing the basic, but most important features, and how to use them.
The jQuery built in the Telerik.Web.UI assembly was upgraded to version 1.9.1 so the controls and you leverage the latest and greatest.
Another new control from Q1, the DropDownTree, got many new useful and important properties and features. You’ll find them all in the release notes and don’t miss to check the component’s demos.
The last thing I’ll mention before letting you go, is the fact that we added the commonly requested Pinterest network button to our Social Share control.
Now see the full list of items added and improved for the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX here. Play with the demos. Upgrade to make your apps better. Give us feedback by leaving a comment.
Iana Tsolova is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.