The Q1 2010 Beta release of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX uncovered the veil about what is cooking for you for the official Q1 2010 release of the suite, namely:
- Native NET 4 builds of Telerik.Web.UI.dll and Telerik.Web.Design.dll (currently built against VS 2010/.NET 4 RC, later compiled against the RTM when it comes out)
Closely following the Microsoft's .NET framework release schedule and being one of the first who announced VS 2010 Beta2 and RC support, we are going to ship .NET 4 assemblies of our controls residing in /bin40 folder of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX installation. An important detail is that now the assemblies will be separated into /bin20, /bin35 and /bin40 folders (as opposed to the current /bin and /bin35 folders). The dlls are grouped in conjunction with one single criterion - the .NET framework they are built against. Thus depending on the targeted .NET framework, you will be able to choose the relevant assemblies and plug them in your project.
The screenshot below visualizes the new folder structure:
An important detail here is that the Telerik static client library exposes to<RadControlName>(object) and find<RadControlName>(id, parent) methods which gives you the ability to cast or find Telerik AJAX control's client object and then the IntelliSense will expose directly its properties, methods and events. Additionally, you will get information about the client methods signature and the type of the arguments passed to or returned from them.
Finally, I will give you another sneak peak on a new feature that is shaping for the Q1 2010 release - VS 2010 Extension Manager deployment for Telerik Visual Studio Extensions for ASP.NET AJAX:
Already asking yourself when you will be able to get your hands on the Q1 2010 release? It is just around the corner and will go live by the end of the next week. The countdown already started...
Stefan Rahnev (@StDiR) is Product Manager for Telerik Kendo UI living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been working for the company since 2005, when he started out as a regular support officer. His next steps at Telerik took him through the positions of Technical Support Director, co-team leader in one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and unit manager for UI for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI. Stefan’s main interests are web development, agile processes planning and management, client services and psychology.