The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the internet. We closely watched the work done on the WCAG 2.1 guideline and as soon as the guideline was ready, our team jumped on it.
We've implemented the standards in our Kendo UI tooling, and you can now create accessible web apps that are up to the latest standards right out of the box, without writing any additional code. This is a huge productivity boost for anyone wishing to implement the guideline, and in cases of government-related business, you are likely required to adhere to them shortly after its publication. Applications built with components adhering to WCAG 2.1 guidelines will not only be accessible to people with disabilities, but also to users of all kinds of devices and interfaces: desktop browser, voice browser, mobile phone, automobile-based personal computer, etc.
In addition, we have added several controls and performance improvements across our web tooling portfolio, including:
And of course, all our docs and sample apps have been updated to reflect these new additions, so make sure you take them for a spin.
Who said a PC can’t look like a Mac? Well, it probably can’t fully, but if you want to have your Windows app look a little more like something that’s been developed for a Mac, or at least to have the modern look-and-feel of the trendy MacOS design, you can easily achieve it, with the latest new theme - the Mac-inspired Crystal theme for both WPF and WinForms based desktop applications. In addition to the new theme, we heard your feature requests and feedback and have added:
The Telerik UI for Xamarin suite keeps on growing in terms of number of controls—now up to nearly 80 controls for developing on mobile with Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin Forms. With the latest release, we are bringing 9 new components and various new features across existing controls, providing you with all the required tools and controls to cover an ever growing variety business scenarios and used cases. The new additions as of this release are:
As with most of our products, much of the roadmap for Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server comes directly from your requests on our feedback portal, so thank you and keep them coming!
The R3 2018 release will include pie charts data consolidation, improved scheduled tasks and data alerts (with email report from the report viewers as well as delivery of batch reports), and localization of the web management app. And, most exciting of all, the brand new PDF/A export feature.
While we support fifteen different export options such as Excel, Word, etc., the most popular one is PDF. The current release adds support for the PDF/A ISO-standardized version of this format, which is specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents. It is self-contained in terms of the needed assets (e.g. fonts, encryptions, annotations), ensuring that the document will look exactly as-is on any machine the report renders on.
The R3 2018 release of JustMock will include the support of the C# 7 features "ref return values and ref locals," "local functions" as well as "named parameters" and mocking of non-public property setters.
In April 2018, we launched an automated testing solution for .NET developers. With the R3 release, we debut new Telerik and Kendo UI for jQuery and Angular translators for IE, Chrome and Firefox in Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition.
Seeing is believing, so you can now upgrade to the latest version from your account or download a trial to see the latest features.
We’ve assembled quite a crew for your entertainment—with our Product Management and Developer Advocates showing you the latest release.
Sign up for the live Telerik R3 2018 release webinar on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. ET: Save My Seat
Sign up for the live Kendo UI R3 2018 release webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. ET: Save My Seat