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Telerik and Kendo UI R2 2019 Release is Here_870x220

The second Telerik and Kendo UI release of the year has arrived! Check out the all-new and first-to-market Telerik UI for Blazor, and learn everything that's new, including new components and hundreds of improvements!

Every day as we open the home page, we are reminded of the goal we are pursuing—to make Modern UI easy for you. On the web, on desktop and on mobile, with your framework and programming language of choice. Enabling you to be the best developer you can possibly be.

Our second release for 2019 delivers precisely on this goal by providing support for the latest technologies for building applications. We are excited to introduce the GA release of the all-new Telerik UI for Blazor component suite, packed with more than 16 native components. In addition, we are also happy to announce support for Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0, numerous new controls and improvements across all frameworks and platforms. Read on for more details, and for those of you who just want to get the bits right away, you can get them here.

First to Market with Telerik UI for Blazor

If you haven’t heard of Blazor, you should really check it out. Blazor started as an experimental .NET web framework embracing WebAssembly to target web applications using C# and HTML. Your C# compiles to WebAssembly, so no need for JavaScript!

As one of the first teams to throw our support behind this new Microsoft framework, we want to help Blazor mature faster and ensure the ecosystem around it is ready for all of you who are as passionate about Blazor as we are.

We are so proud that Telerik UI for Blazor 1.0.0 is here! With the initial release we have the following UI components ready for you right out of the box.

  • Grid
  • Area, Column, Bar, Line, Pie, Donut Charts
  • Calendar
  • Date Input and Date Picker
  • DropDownList
  • Numeric Textbox
  • Button
  • TabStrip
  • TextBox
  • Window
  • Animation Container

That’s a huge number of components! And all of them are native to the Blazor framework, so no funky business with wrappers. After a lot of research we decided to build the components natively in order to take full advantage of the framework capabilities and not make any sacrifices in terms or performance or functionality. With this list you can already start developing pretty advanced applications using Blazor. Needless to say, more components will be coming as soon as they are ready.

All of the input components can take advantage of Blazor’s validation framework and there’s full support for templates across the board.

One of the heavier hitters here is obviously the native Grid component. Just as a quick highlight, here are the initial features we have managed to squeeze in to the Grid (with more to come of course).

  • Paging
  • Sorting
  • Filtering
  • Show/Hide Columns
  • Cell Templates
  • In-cell Editing
  • Inline editing
  • Popup Editing
  • Custom form for editing
  • Custom editor (editor templates)

There’s just so much to showcase in the new Telerik UI for Blazor, so if you want to deep dive into it you can easily do it now.

If you’ve already been using Telerik UI for Blazor in its earlier iterations, you can go over to our What’s New in Telerik UI for Blazor 1.0.0 page to see what’s changed.

Blazor at Build

What’s New in the Telerik Line of Products

The R2 2019 release formalizes our support for Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0, and brings a bunch of new controls for your web, mobile and desktop applications. While not a comprehensive list, below are our Telerik release highlights. Make sure you check out the release notes and blogs (see the table below) for each product to learn about everything that is included.


  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core—Now features official support for .NET Core 3.0 preview 5
  • Telerik UI for MVC and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core - New PDFViewer component, ListView endless scrolling, Spreadsheet and DataRangePicker improvements, as well as adaptive rendering for Grid and Scheduler
  • Telerik UI for AJAX—Updates to the MultiColumnComboBox and Button controls as well as plenty of stability improvements 

Mobile—Telerik UI for Xamarin

  • Brand New Controls: Map and Image Editor
  • Introducing a new document processing library for creation and manipulation of PDF documents—PDF Processing
  • The PDF Viewer component is now official, polished and packed with features 
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Support

Desktop—Telerik UI for WPF and WinForms

  • Telerik UI for WPF & WinForms Visual Studio templates for .NET Core apps
  • Simplified Ribbon for WPF and WinForms
  • New TabbedWindow & WebCam controls for WPF
  • New DomainUpDown control and Customizable File Dialogs for WinForms

Reporting, Testing & Productivity Tools

  • PDF documents accessibility and new JSON DataSource component for Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server
  • WPF & WinForms report viewers support for .NET Core 3.0 for Telerik Reporting
  • Implement support for Azure DevOps pipeline with build agent hosted in the cloud, verification of method call prerequisites, automatic resolving of test context when using asynchronous tasks for Telerik JustMock
  • Visual Studio 2019 support for Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition 

What’s New in the Kendo UI Line of Products

The R2 2019 release adds a slew of new Kendo UI controls, numerous grid improvements, and rounds out Kendo UI’s native support for three of the most popular JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular and Vue). Be sure to check out the release notes and blog posts (see the table below) for more info.


    • New native components available with this release: Sortable component, Drag & Drop component, Native DateTimePicker component, Native Notification components
    • New Native Editor component - KendoReact rich text Editor is a full-featured, highly customizable WYSIWYG editor
    • Enhancements to existing components, like: Column virtualization and context menu in the Grid, Drag & drop and selection support in the TreeView

Kendo UI for Angular

A large list of Scheduler enhancements and features, including drag & drop, resizing of events and export to PDF

  • The official v1 release of the rich text Editor, including a whole slew of new tools like inserting images and files, font pickers, formatting drop downs and localization just to name a few
  • Grid enhancements including infinite scrolling, cell spanning and more
  • The DropDown components have added virtualization for high-performance scenarios
  • New color palette and color picker component
  • Additional accessibility features to help ensure compliance with WCAG 2.1

Kendo UI for Vue

  • Native Vue Grid enhancements including grouping virtualization, locked columns and column menu
  • The ListView component added the top-voted feature: Endless scrolling
  • New border radius options for ThemeBuilder

Kendo UI for jQuery

  • New PDF Viewer component
  • Spreadsheet enhancements including paste-value, add images, comments and row height autofit
  • Grid enhancements including adaptive grid rendering
  • The ListView component added the top-voted feature: Endless scrolling
  • Enhancements for mobile support including adaptive rendering for the scheduler, and full mobile support for the DateRangePicker
  • Menu component integration with the DataSource
  • New border radius options for ThemeBuilder

You can find out more details on all this at the Kendo UI release blogpost.

R2 2019 Release Blog Posts

While this blog post provides a high-level overview, you will want to check out these in-depth blog posts which cover all new features in detail.

Kendo UI Telerik  Reporting & Mocking 
KendoReact Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Telerik Reporting and Report Server 
Kendo UI for Angular Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core  Telerik JustMock 
Kendo UI for Vue Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX  
Kendo UI for jQuery Telerik UI for Xamarin  
  Telerik UI for WinForms   
  Telerik UI for WPF  


Your Feedback Matters!

We’d appreciate you pulling our new release today and sharing your feedback at to help us shape the future of our Telerik and Kendo UI line of products.

Sign Up for Release Webinars

Seeing is believing, so register to see all the new features—WEBINARS ARE COMING UP FAST! It will help you to follow along easily if you download the latest release here.

Telerik Webinar

Date/Time:  Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

Register for the Telerik Webinar


Date/Time: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

Register for the KendoReact webinar

Kendo UI

Date/Time: Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

Register for the Kendo UI webinar 

About the Author

Galina Jordanowa

Galia is a Product Marketing Manager for Telerik Reporting, Telerik Report Server and Telerik DevCraft at Progress. She has 18+ years in marketing, improving the sales, performance and reputation of a great number of international companies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, psychology, mountain climbing and music.

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