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Highlights in R1 2022 include the only Blazor UI library with 90+ truly native components; .NET 6 Official, Visual Studio 2022 and Angular 13 support; growing .NET MAUI & WinUI suites; REPL playgrounds for Blazor and ASP.NET Core; many new components across all UI libraries and design kits for Figma and more!

There’s a lot of punch added to your favorite .NET and JavaScript tools. Before we dive into the updates coming for each of the products, let’s take a quick bird’s-eye view of all the powerful new components, features and more—out today for you to do great work with.

On the web development side, besides many new components and exciting updates across a long list of existing ones, we’re very excited to announce the new REPL PlaygroundsTelerik REPL for Blazor and Telerik REPL for ASP.NET Core. These browser-based tools for Blazor and ASP.NET Core enable developers to write, run, save and share code snippets with no installation, account or special tooling—you can just jump in and start coding.

The news on the design side is just as exciting: We’ve kicked off an effort to modernize and improve the themes that come out of the box with Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core, Telerik UI for Blazor, Kendo UI for jQuery, Kendo UI for Angular, KendoReact and Kendo UI for Vue. Our goal with this effort is to ensure we can cover all design requirements developers work with today and in the future. There’s a lot to know about how our themes will be evolving, so we recommend you check out the in-depth blog dedicated to the theme improvements.

As a start, with R1 2022, we’re introducing new theme rendering options for the libraries listed above. For all Button, Input, DateInput and DropDown components (30+ in total), you get common options that can be set on a component level to define the main theme colors, the size and shape of the individual components, and more. These options are available with the v5 release of the Kendo UI Sass-based themes.

Design and development, naturally, go hand in hand, and we want to help you not only build powerful and good-looking apps, but also enjoy smooth designer-developer collaboration. And with Telerik and Kendo UI, smooth design iterations and implementation are now within your reach! With this release, our design kits for Figma now contain 90+ components and will soon have 100% component parity with our .NET and JavaScript web libraries. 

Following through on our commitment to enable developers to work with the latest and greatest technology, we’re excited that today our .NET MAUI & WinUI suites are the largest on the market. Wait until you see the long list of new .NET MAUI components you can play with!

And there’s so much more! Before we see everything we’ve packed for you in R1 2022, I want to invite you to our favorite release ritual: the live release webinars and Twitch sessions we host where you can see the newly released components and features in action. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers from our experienced developer advocates and product teams.

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Release Highlights

Get an overview of everything that’s new and be sure to dig into the details in the individual product blog posts, which offer even more information about the latest updates.

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.NET Web Development Tools

Telerik UI for Blazor

With 90+ truly native components, Telerik UI for Blazor is officially the largest Blazor UI suite on the market!

  • New UI components: Map, Heatmap, QR Code, Color Picker, Color Gradient, Flat Color Picker, Dialog, File Select
  • Theme improvements: New Theme settings in Button, DropDown, Input and DatePicker components make building design languages easy
  • Data Grid enhancements: Excel export customizations, include all pages in Excel export with OnRead, enhanced validation and editing, API methods for auto-sizing columns to their content width, include SearchBox filter criteria in state and ability to clear it through X icon and Esc key
  • New Tree List enhancements: Enhanced validation and editing, API methods for auto-sizing columns to their content width, include SearchBox filter criteria in state and ability to clear it through X icon and Esc key, include all pages in Excel export with OnRead
  • Chart enhancements: Area background color & opacity, line width and dash type
  • Tab Strip enhancements: Visible & PersistTabContent parameters
  • Upload enhancements: Methods for managing selected & uploaded files
  • All Input components: ValidateOn parameter (validate on change, blur or while typing)
  • Date Pickers enhancement: Placeholders
  • All Select Components: Introducing Popup settings
  • Product source code is now available for active license holders
  • Support for .NET 6 Official
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022
  • New Telerik REPL for Blazor playground
  • Document Processing Libraries enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and export notes with a specific author in SpreadProcessing; nested MailMerge in WordsProcessing
  • Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code Extensions enhancements: Revamped Visual Studio Code extension, with Themes & Swatches selection and new Admin Dashboard template in both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for Blazor release blog post I Telerik UI for Blazor product page

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

  • New components: New and improved PivotGrid, Avatar
  • Theme improvements: Theme settings in the Button, DropDown, Input and DatePicker components make building design languages easy
  • Data Grid enhancements: Rows drag&drop, fit all columns’ width to content, search by non-string fields, multi-column sorting via CTRL + Click
  • ScrollView enhancements: Shared Data Source
  • Editor enhancement: Undo & Redo commands
  • ColorPicker enhancements: Switch between Gradient and Palette views, revert to default color, color contrast tool, updated design
  • Chart Enhancements: Improved Pan & Zoom, Updated Colors & Design
  • PanelBar enhancement: Updated design
  • Add HTML helper to Responsive Panel component (Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core only)
  • Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code Extensions enhancements: Revamped Visual Studio Code extension, with Theme & Swatches selection and new Admin Dashboard template in both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions
  • New Telerik REPL for ASP.NET Core playground
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022
  • Support for .NET 6 Official (Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core only)
  • New Admin Dashboard sample app (Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC only)
  • Document Processing Libraries enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and export notes with a specific author in SpreadProcessing; nested MailMerge in WordsProcessing
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core release blog post I Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core product page | 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 component: Split Button
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022 and Day-Zero support for Web Live Preview
  • Drag & Drop Framework
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Document Processing Libraries enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and export notes with a specific author in SpreadProcessing; nested MailMerge in WordsProcessing
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX release blog post I Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX product page

.NET Desktop Development Tools

Telerik UI for WinUI

  • New controls: Buttons
  • DataGrid enhancements: Option to move the grouping on top for Desktop and ability for binding to DataTable
  • MaskedInput enhancement: Separate controls for each Mask type 
  • Map control enhancement: Support for smooth zooming
  • SpreadProcessing enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and notes
  • WordsProcessing Enhancement: Nested mail merge

Read more: Telerik UI for WinUI release blog post I Telerik UI for WinUI product page

Telerik UI for WPF

  • New component: StepProgressBar
  • All WPF sample applications now available for .NET 6
  • WatermarkTextBox enhancement: Added support for an embedded label
  • Map enhancement: Support for smooth zooming
  • PanelBar control: Added ScrollViewer
  • New feature for PanelBar: Allow resizing of PanelBarItems
  • New feature for Diagram: Support for exporting large diagrams
  • New feature for PivotGrid: Filtering textbox for distinct values
  • New feature for ComboBox: Option to change the dropdown icon
  • New feature for PdfViewer: Support for password-protected documents
  • SpreadProcessing enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and notes
  • WordsProcessing enhancement: Nested mail merge
  • .NET 6 & Visual Studio 2022 support
  • Windows 11 support: Global settings for applying rounded corners
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for WPF release blog post I Telerik UI for WPF product page

Telerik UI for WinForms

  • New components: StepProgressBar, TreeMap
  • New theme:Visual Studio 2022
  • Support for .NET 6 & Visual Studio 2022
  • Data selection for Scheduler Navigator
  • Windows 11 support: Global settings for applying rounded corners
  • RichTextEditor enhancement: Support for @mentions
  • SpreadProcessing enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and notes
  • WordsProcessing enhancements: Nested mail merge
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for WinForms release blog post I Telerik UI for WinForms product page

.NET Mobile Development Tools

Telerik UI for .NET MAUI

The largest .NET MAUI suite on the market, Telerik UI for .NET MAUI adds 13 new components and a new, real-life sample application for cryptocurrencies.

  • New components: ListView, MaskedEntry, TabView, TimePicker, TimeSpanPicker, ListPicker, TemplatedPicker, NumericInput, BusyIndicator, DockLayout, WrapLayout, Map & Rating.
  • Support for .NET MAUI Preview 11
  • macOS support
  • Updated demo application
  • New sample application for cryptocurrencies
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for .NET MAUI release blog post I Telerik UI for .NET MAUI product page

Telerik UI for Xamarin

  • New component: SignaturePad
  • New feature for ImageEditor: Exposed commands for programmatic control
  • Xamarin AutoCompleteView enhancement: SuggestionView Position
  • All Picker controls: Support for Accept and Cancel Commands
  • SpreadProcessing enhancements: Support for conditional formatting and notes
  • WordsProcessing enhancement: Nested mail merge
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik UI for Xamarin release blog post I Telerik UI for Xamarin product page

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Kendo UI

Kendo UI for Angular

The largest Angular UI library on the market, Kendo UI for Angular adds five new components, Angular 13 support, theme improvements and tons of UX updates.

  • New components: Popover, Filter, FlatColorPicker, Barcode, QRCode
  • Native Angular 13 support
  • Theme improvements: New Theme options of the Button, DropDown, DateInput and Input components make building design languages easy
  • Data Grid demos: Live updating data demo, improved multicolumn header demo
  • General enhancement: Not mutating objects passed through component inputs
  • Gantt enhancements: In-cell editing, task editing dialog, task creation, selection, keyboard navigation, accessibility, dependencies editing
  • Chart enhancement: Pan/Zoom
  • Rich Text Editor enhancement: Gradient ColorPicker, editor resizing, image resizing, select all tool, print tool, table cells split and merge, paste event, apply commands to words
  • Scheduler enhancement: Create events from a date range
  • Scheduler documentation: How to show current time
  • Window enhancement: Enable RTL mode, custom CSS classes and attributes when opened from a service
  • Dialog enhancements: Enable RTL mode, custom CSS Classes and attributes when opened from a service
  • PanelBar enhancement: Updated design
  • ColorPicker enhancement: Updated design with FlatColorPicker in the popup
  • Switch documentation: Custom size and long labels

Read more: Kendo UI for Angular release blog post I Kendo UI for Angular product page

KendoReact

The largest React UI library on the market, KendoReact adds seven new components, PivotGrid, Data Grid and Editor enhancements, theme improvements, two new sample apps and more.

  • New components: FlatColorPicker, Drag & Drop utilities, ExpansionPanel, Popover, ScrollView (Carousel), Barcode, QR Code
  • Theme improvements: New Theme options of the Button, DropDown, DateInput and Input components make building design languages easy
  • Data Grid enhancements: Column virtualization with multi-column headers, new performance section in documentation
  • Editor enhancements: Expose interfaces for additional events, Editor resizing, image resizing using drag handles, improved selection
  • Scheduler enhancements: Auto item height & adaptive slot height
  • PivotGrid Enhancement: Ability to load local data
  • TileLayout enhancement: Define keys to avoid re-rendering
  • Form enhancement: Hooks compatibility
  • PanelBar enhancement: Controlled mode & tab mounted options
  • ColorPicker enhancement: New design
  • Buttons package enhancement: New sizing options
  • Inputs package enhancement: New sizing options
  • Popup enhancement: Performance improvements
  • Various components: Context provider for default props
  • New sample projects: Full-stack apps using the KendoReact Data Grid with an ASP.NET Core backend and with a Node.js backend

Read more: KendoReact release blog post I KendoReact product page

Kendo UI for Vue

Enjoy 15 new and truly native components and theme improvements for Vue!

  • New native components: Filter, Toolbar, Menu, Gauge, Loader, Editor, Drawer, Stepper, DateRangePicker, Switch, TextArea, Tooltip, DropDownButton, SplitButton, ProgressBar
  • Theme improvements: New Theme options of the Buttons, DropDowns, DateInputs and Input packages make building design languages easy

Read more: Kendo UI for Vue release blog post I Kendo UI for Vue product page

Kendo UI for jQuery

Enjoy a new and improved PivotGrid, accessibility improvements, theme improvements, an app template and valuable UX improvements.

  • New components: New PivotGrid, Avatar
  • Theme improvements: New Theme options of the Button, DropDown, DateInput and Input components make building design languages easy
  • Grid improvements: Improved multi-sort behavior, improved drag & drop, fit all column widths to content and support for non-string fields in the Grid’s search panel
  • PanelBar enhancements: Improved design
  • Drawer enhancement: Amazon-style drawer navigation
  • Editor improvements: Undo & Redo tools
  • All components: Improved accessibility and a large bug fixing effort
  • New sample application: Admin Dashboard
  • Visual Studio 2022 support
  • And more!

Read more: Kendo UI for jQuery release blog post I Kendo UI for jQuery product page

.NET reporting and productivity tools & Fiddler Everywhere


Reporting, Testing, Mocking and Debugging Tools

Telerik Reporting

  • React Report Viewer (based on the HTML5 Report Viewer)
  • Report Book support added in Web-based Report Designer
  • Report Assets Manager added in Web-based Report Designer to enable images, data files, and style sheets upload and shared usage among different reports
  • .NET 6 Official and Visual Studio 2022 support
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik Reporting release blog post I Telerik Reporting product page

JustMock

  • Major performance improvements when using the JustMock Profiler
  • .NET 6 Official and Visual Studio 2022 support
  • C# 10 support
  • And more!

Read more: Telerik JustMock release blog post I Telerik JustMock product page

Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition

  • Functional testing container support for Continuous Delivery
  • Headless test execution of automated tests in Docker
  • .NET 6 Preview or higher version support for WPF applications

Read more: Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition product page

Fiddler Everywhere 3.0

  • Capturing and visualizing HTTP/2 traffic
  • WebSocket communication within chat apps and live-update websites
  • Building more complex conditions using Advanced Filtering
  • Using Fiddler Everywhere to capture API calls

Read more: Telerik Fiddler Everywhere 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 and Join Us on Twitch

Register to see all the new features—the webinars are coming soon!

It will help you to follow along if you download the latest bits. Existing Telerik or Kendo UI customers can do this right from our newly updated Your Account page, or by updating your NuGet package reference to the latest version in your solutions. For our Angular, React and Vue libraries, you just need install the latest npm packages.

Find out what’s new in your library of choice! You can register for more than one webinar.

Kendo UI R1 2022 Release Webinar

Tuesday, February 1, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Kendo UI R1 2022 release webinar

The webinar will cover all updates across KendoReact and Kendo UI for Angular, Vue and jQuery.

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Telerik .NET Web, Desktop & Mobile Products Webinar

Wednesday, February 2, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Telerik Web, Desktop & Mobile R1 2022 release webinar

Discover all updates across Telerik UI for Blazor, UI for ASP.NET Core, UI for ASP.NET MVC, UI for ASP.NET AJAX, UI for WPF, UI for WinForms, UI for WinUI, UI for Xamarin and UI for .NET MAUI.

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Telerik Reporting, Automated Testing, Mocking and Debugging Tools Webinar

Thursday, February 3, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Telerik Productivity Tools R1 2022 release webinar

This webinar will cover updates across Telerik Reporting, Test Studio, JustMock and Fiddler Everywhere.

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Join Us on Twitch

Join the live demo sessions on Twitch to see the newly released components and features in action and get ideas on how to use them in your projects. Chat with the team and get your questions answered on the spot!

Twitch Sessions

  • Monday, January 24 I 10:00 am ET I .NET Desktop & Mobile Products
  • Tuesday, January 25 | 10:00 am ET I .NET Web Products
  • Wednesday, January 26 I 10:00 am ET I React
  • Thursday, January 27 I 10:00 am ET I Angular
  • Friday, January 28 I 10:00 am ET I Test Studio, Reporting & Fiddler

Add the Twitch sessions to your calendar.


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Nora Georgieva

Nora Georgieva is the Product Marketing Manager for KendoReact. She’s passionate about clear and effective communication - one of her goals is to make the marketing person that professional whom developers can count on for getting the right information at the right time to meet their challenges. In her free time, she does improv theater, goes to live music gigs and explores.

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