Whats New in R1 2018 for UI for ASP.NET MVC and UI for ASP.NET Core_870x220

We've got even more new features and updates to share with you, from the ButtonGroup to Tag Helpers to Scheduler and more. See what's new in UI for ASP.NET MVC and UI for ASP.NET Core.

For those of you who were able to join the Telerik R1 2018 Release Webinar, you heard all about the enhancements made to both Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core. If you didn’t, never fear. I’ll give you a brief recap here or you can always watch the recording at youtube.com/telerik.

In both Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core, we’ve added enhancements to existing controls, improved support for OData v4, and successfully completed our largest issue resolution effort to date.

Drag-and-drop Multiple Events in the Scheduler

The Scheduler component now supports the ability to select multiple events and drag-and-drop them around the calendar interface. This will preserve their relative positions to each other and gives the flexibility for users to move multiple sessions to new days, or re-arrange the time of day that these events will occur during the day.

ButtonGroup Update

ButtonGroup has been removed from the list of hybrid-specific UI components and added to the regular Kendo UI component list, removing the need to call from the mobile namespace and adding this component in all your responsive desktop web applications.

Improved Support for OData v4

In R1 2018 we added batch processing support to our OData v4 support offering. We support earlier versions of the protocol in full and this release brings us one step closer to full OData v4 compliance. We still have some features to implement so watch the service pack announcements for new additions.


With a focus on stability and a commitment to continued product improvement, we closed more than 250 issues across our public and internal issue trackers. This made a huge dent in the backlog and gives us the confidence in the stability of the R1 2018 release. 

New Tag Helpers

Tag Helpers are the HTML-friendly way to create views and define UI in ASP.NET Core applications. In R1 2018 we added than 15 new Telerik Tag Helpers to the suite, including the Chart component, Gauges, MaskedTextBox (and other input elements) and more! This brings the total number of Tag Helpers in our suite to more than 30, making Progress one of the first companies to offer these more advanced versions of the components.

New Kendo UI for Angular + ASP.NET Core Template

The Kendo UI for Angular Project Templates package is an integration example between Kendo UI and ASP.NET Core 2.0. This SPA application template covers the most widely used components including the Grid (with remote binding), DropDownLists, and Chart. It is a great starting point for everyone interested in creating an entire SPA with Kendo UIfor the front end and ASP.NET Core as a backend.

Try It Out and Share Your Feedback

So what are you waiting for? Start taking advantage of all of the new enhancements to both suites at the links below. If you have an existing license subscription, make sure you download the latest bits from your account. If you haven’t used either, make sure you download a trial.

Download UI for ASP.NET Core
Download UI for ASP.NET MVC

Sara Faatz
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Sara Faatz

Sara Faatz is a senior product marketing manager on the Progress Telerik UI for Xamarin team. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.

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