I am happy to tell you that yesterday we shipped the Q1 2013 Beta version of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. In this release you can see and try most of the features we promised for this year’s first big release. Let me share a few links for the most impatient of you:
Beta Demos | Release Notes | Trial Download Link | SharePoint 2013 Web Parts Trial Download Link
If you’ve read our roadmap, you probably know the secret already, but it’s different to see and touch it ;)
We have 3 new dropdown-like components. It’s true that most of what comes with them can be achieved with the existing Telerik ASP.NET ComboBox control, but now it’ll be easier than ever, with less markup, with less html, css and scripts rendered on the client, and of course, it’ll all be working faster. So go ahead and meet the new DropDownList, DropDownTree and Search Box. Their names are self-explanatory, and they do just what their name says.
Another new thing that comes now is the RadZipLibrary for ASP.NET AJAX. It provides API for compressing and decompressing files and stream. It’s a component we hadn’t planned to implement, but due to the large demand for it, we decided to plug it in. Check its demos here to get better idea how it works.
Last, but not least, I’d like to remind you that with Q1 2013 Telerik's ASP.NET Pivot Table is getting out of Beta and becomes official. There are lots of new features we’ve added the last few months, amongst which are:
Check the demos and the release notes for more details.
Just a few highlight for the rest of the components:
Probably many of you will be happy to find out that our SharePoint web parts and controls now work in SharePoint 2013. You can download the new Web Parts from here.
That’s definitely not all you can find in this beta release (and more is to come with the official Q1 2013 version of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX). We’ll be happy if you try it and share your feedback with us, either by leaving a comment below or by using the Beta forum.
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.