Telerik Ninja and Kendoka R1 2021 is Here

It's a new year, with new hopes, new beginnings and plenty of new and exciting product updates in our latest release!

We know that January is the perfect time to look forward, set your goals and put your plans in action to successfully fulfill them. We are here helping you to be perfectly covered for every project regardless of the technology with the most powerful software developer tools to take your .NET and JavaScript web, desktop and mobile apps to the next level.

With R1 2021, we’ve released 50+ new components and 20+ grid features across Telerik and Kendo UI product lines, the richest Blazor UI library with industry-leading truly native components and tools, next level Report Engine by Telerik Reporting, support for .NET 5 Official, Angular 11, React and many new features and updates! What a wonderful start for a successful year ahead!

I am super excited to announce that today, the R1 2021 release of Telerik and Kendo UI is LIVE!

In addition, I am pleased to share that we’ve prepared for you a Telerik webinar (January 26th) and a Kendo UI webinar (January 28th) where our developer advocates will discuss the latest updates from their unique insider perspective into each framework and show them in practice.

Want to join in? Go ahead and save your seat now, and then head back up here to read about all the amazing updates in this release.

I’ll Go Save My Seat Now

Now let’s dive deeper into what R1 2021 brings, so, grab a cup of coffee, as there is plenty to explore.

Note: Links to individual product blog posts will go live as the posts do over the next few days.

Release Highlights by Product

Get an overview of everything that's new across the entire release here and be sure to dig into the details in the individual product blog posts, which are packed with more information about the latest updates.

Telerik Ninja is celebrating the Telerik R1 2021 Release

Telerik

Web Development

Telerik UI for Blazor with 65+ Truly Native Components & 100+ Grid Features

  • New components: Splitter, Slider, Range Slider, Loader Container, Notification, Progress Bar, Chunk Progress Bar, Masked Textbox, Toolbar, Radar Chart Series (Line, Area, Column), TextArea, RadioGroup
  • New Grid features: Column formatting attribute, Load Groups on demand, Multi-checkbox filter, Conditional formatting of cells/rows, Animation during Grid load, CSV export
  • New TreeList features: Column format attribute, Conditional formatting of cells/rows, State management
  • New TreeView features: Drag & Drop, Checkbox selection of nodes
  • New TabStrip features: Header Templates, Applying CSS classes on different component level
  • New Scheduler features: Appointment Template
  • Telerik Document Processing: WordsProcessing support for content controls and more
  • Styling of component instances via component instance CSS class
  • Keyboard navigation for Upload, Editor, TreeList and Scheduler components
  • New Multiselect features: Multiple selection and AutoClose
  • Support for .NET 5 Official Official
  • New Blazing Coffee sample application built with Telerik UI for Blazor components

Read More: Telerik UI for Blazor release blog post | Telerik UI for Blazor product page

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core & Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC

  • New components: Floating Action Button, Bottom Navigation, Expansion Panel/Collapsible Component, RadioGroup, CheckBox Group
  • New Grid features: Exportable property for Grid Columns and Organize items in the column menu
  • New Editor features: List with Roman numerals as bullets and Table aligning tool
  • Improvement of Keyboard Navigation and Accessibility of several components: ScrollView, Drawer, Timeline, TileLayout
  • New TileLayout features: Add/remove items options
  • New ListView features: Grouping functionality
  • Telerik Document Processing: WordsProcessing support for content controls and more

Specific to Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core:

  • Support for .NET 5 Official for Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core
  • Grid export to CSV
  • Import/Export files from Editor
  • Visual Studio Code Extension: Wizard for Project Templates creation with Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core

Read More: Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core release blog post | Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core product page
Read More: Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC release blog post I Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC product page

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX

  • New components: Breadcrumb
  • Grid Export features and improvements:
    • Auto-fit column width when exporting to Excel
    • Export to preformatted Excel file
    • Worksheet name property when exporting to Excel
    • Other export to Excel improvements and fixes
  • Telerik Document Processing: WordsProcessing support for content controls and more

Read More: Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX release blog post | Telerik UI for ASP.NET product page

Desktop Development

Telerik UI for WPF

  • New CardView control
  • Accessibility improvements
  • TileList support for horizontal layout
  • PdfViewer support for Type 3 fonts
  • WordsProcessing support for content controls

Read More: Telerik UI for WPF release blog post | Telerik UI for WPF product page

Telerik UI for WinForms

  • New component: Toast Notification Manager
  • New control: RadPictureBox with SVG file support
  • New theme: Office 2019
  • PdfViewer support for Type 3 fonts
  • WordsProcessing support for content controls
  • Expanding the number of themes using SVG images
  • Spreadsheet support for XLS, sheet visibility and FillSelection enhancements

Read More: Telerik UI for WinForms release blog post | Telerik UI for WinForms product page

Telerik UI for WinUI

  • New components: Ribbon, BarCode, BusyIndicator and Pagination

Read More: Telerik UI for WinUI release blog post | Telerik UI for WinUI product page

Mobile Development

Telerik UI for Xamarin

  • Official release of the RichTextEditor component
  • DarkMode support for all controls in the suite
  • TabView features and improvements:
    • Support for Disabled Tabs
    • Support for Sliding Tab Headers
    • Support for switching tabs with swipe gesture
  • WordsProcessing support for content controls
  • PdfViewer support for Type 3 fonts
  • Document Processing Libraries enhanced support of image formats when exporting to PDF

Read More: Telerik UI for Xamarin release blog post | Telerik UI for Xamarin product page

Reporting Tools

Telerik Reporting & Telerik Report Server

  • Enhanced Web Report Designer plus Visual Studio integration for Reporting
  • Support for .NET 5 Official for Reporting
  • Improved Web Report Designer for Report Server
  • Next level Report Engine for Reporting and Report Server:
    • Support for form type reports
    • Complete support for SVG images using vector primitives in PDF
    • Customizable page sections height

Read More: Telerik Reporting and Report Server release blog post | (Telerik Reporting product page / Telerik Report Server product page)

Testing and Mocking Tools

Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition

  • Redesigned Test Studio Recorder UI with improved UX based on new, logically organized toolbar
  • Speed and performance optimizations of element-highlighting features
  • New recorder panel interface, now called "Advanced Recording Tools", with easy access to Step Builder, Common Steps and Browser Control
  • Improved translators for Telerik UI for Blazor Window and Grid supporting grouping, sorting and expanding/collapsing group Grid actions
  • Translators for Blazor TextBox and ComboBox allowing verification of selected content by text and index
  • Translators for Blazor TabStrip, Animation Container, Drawer and ListView
  • New Test Studio UI theme with dark mode for seamless optical integration into Visual Studio

Read More: Telerik Test Studio release blog post I Product page

Telerik JustMock

  • Speed and performance optimizations when executing unit tests
  • Debug Window with enhanced UI/UX for better debugging experience

Read More: Telerik JustMock release blog post | Telerik JustMock product page

Kendo UI Kendoka is practicing kata to celebrate the Telerik R1 2021 Release

Kendo UI

Overall Kendo UI release post | Overall Kendo UI product page

Kendo UI for Angular

  • New components: DropDownTree, MultiColumnBox, TileLayout, Floating Action Button, ExpansionPanel, TextArea
  • New features and improvements:
    • Grid and TreeList feature: Responsive pager
    • ListView: Built-in editing, keyboard navigation, accessibility compliance (Section 508, WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA)
    • TreeView: Built-in search and filtering
    • Editor: Support for more HTML5 elements in the content area, custom schema support
    • TimePicker and DateTimePicker: Millisecond Support
  • Angular 11 support

Read More: Kendo UI for Angular release blog post | Kendo UI for Angular product page

KendoReact

  • New components: TileLayout, DropDownTree, MultiColumnComboBox, FloatingActionButton, BottomNavigation, ListBox, Icon, SvgIcon
  • New features and improvements:
    • Grid: Built-in keyboard navigation and state management for data cells
    • TreeList: Built-in keyboard navigation
    • Gantt Chart: Built-in keyboard navigation
    • Editor: Improved keyboard navigation for the Toolbar
    • Avatar: New options and updated design
    • Scheduler: CurrentTimeMarker feature and customizable edit form
    • Common (includes Inputs, Buttons, Layout, Grid, ProgressBar, TreeList, Upload) – Improved interfaces for better consistency and usability interfaces for better consistency and usability
  • React 17 support

Read More: KendoReact release blog post | KendoReact product page

Kendo UI for Vue

  • New native components: MultiSelect, Window, TimePicker, DateTimePicker, Slider
  • New Grid features: Keyboard navigation, multi-select on the column menu

Read More: Kendo UI for Vue release blog post | Kendo UI for Vue product page

Kendo UI for jQuery

  • New components: Floating Action Button, BottomNavigation, ExpansionPanel, RadioGroup, CheckboxGroup
  • New features and improvements:
    • Grid: Control export settings on a column basis, Image support in Excel export, sort or group items in the column menu, updated column menu design
    • ListView: Grouping
    • Improved accessibility: Keyboard navigation for ScrollView, Drawer, Timeline, TileLayout
    • TileLayout: Enhanced ability to add or remove Titles

Read More: Kendo UI for jQuery release blog post | Kendo UI for jQuery product page

About Telerik DevCraft

Telerik DevCraft is the most powerful collection of Telerik .NET and Kendo UI JavaScript developer tools, which includes modern, feature-rich and professionally designed UI components for web, desktop and mobile applications, reporting and report management solutions, document processing libraries, automated testing and mocking tools. DevCraft will arm you with everything you need to deliver outstanding applications in less time and with less effort. With award-winning technical support delivered by the developers who built the products and a ton of resources and trainings, you can rest assured that you have a stable provider to rely on for your everyday challenges along your software development journey.

Sign Up for the Release Webinars & Join us on Twitch

Seeing is believing, so register to see all the new features—the webinars are coming up fast! It will help you to follow along easily if you download the latest release here.

Telerik R1 2021 Webinar is on January 26th at 11am ET

Telerik R1 2021 Release Webinar

January 26 @11 am – 1 pm ET

The webinar will cover all new updates across our .NET web, desktop and mobile product lines, plus reporting, testing and mocking tools.

Your hosts will be Ed Charbeneau and Sam Basu

Save Your Seat

Kendo UI R1 2021 Webinar is on January 28th at 11am ET

Kendo UI R1 2021 Release Webinar

January 28 @11 am – 1 pm ET

The webinar will cover all new updates across our JavaScript web product lines.

Your hosts will be Alyssa Nicoll, TJ VanToll and Carl Bergenhem

Save Your Seat

Telerik & Kendo UI Twitch Session

In the Twitch session, our developer advocates will be joined by engineers from the product teams to informally explore your favorite features across Blazor, Angular, React, Xamarin, Testing and Reporting.

Join Us on Twitch—Friday, January 29 from 8 am – 5 pm ET

We’re All Ears!

The live webinars and Twitch sessions are a great opportunity for you to ask questions before and during the webinars. We’ll be waiting to hear from you on Twitter—please use the #heyTelerik and #heyKendoUI hashtag to join the conversationand on CodeItLive, our Twitch channel, via the live chat.

NEW in 2021: We Value Your Love

Introducing a new Telerik referral program—share your love for great UI and earn an Amazon gift card.

Do you believe more developers should try Telerik and Kendo UI products? Invite a fellow developer to become a Progress customer and you can each earn a $50 Amazon gift card.

Learn More

Leaping into 2021 with our new referral program

Happy and Prosperous 2021! Welcome to our webinars next week!


Galina
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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