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In R3 2021, we’ve introduced 50+ new components across all .NET and JavaScript products, the only Blazor UI Library with 85+ components, growing MAUI and WinUI suites, .NET 6 latest preview support, Design Kits for Figma and more. Learn about all the new goodies in our latest release.

The Only .NET and JavaScript Toolbox You Will Ever Need

You know this all too well—to deliver quality, you must meet the requirements. And as the Telerik Test Studio team likes to say, quality is a team effort, and no productivity hack will ever help you deliver the applications or improvements your clients requested on time and within budget. You need a well-thought-out process, a team that works like a well-oiled machine and the right tools to support it.

I know this because I myself have been wearing a Project Lead hat for more than 15 years. I’m also familiar with the dreaded back-and-forth, lost-in-translation, endless-iteration process when things aren’t clear from the start, resulting in a lot of friction in communication—and I know how much that can slow you down.

So, to reiterate, there are two aspects to acing your productivity game: nailing that internal collaboration process and choosing the right tools to enable it. Yes, tools are just an enabler, but they can surprisingly do a lot to elevate your productivity so that you can always deliver on time, on budget and beyond customer expectations.

The third release of 2021 for Telerik and Kendo UI focuses on helping your entire team optimize the software production process end-to-end—from design to development to testing and quality assurance. In R3 2021, you’ll find new tools to facilitate the design-development hand-off, 50+ completely new components, richer functionality yet simpler workflows in the reporting and debugging tools, and support for the latest technology frameworks—just to mention the major highlights.

And can I just say how proud I am that the Unite UX beta version is here! We paid special attention to developing tools that aid the first phase of the process: implementing application design. We know there’s a substantial gap between designers and developers working on application interfaces—a gap that stems from each group using different tools (for example, Visual Studio Code for development and Figma for design) and different building blocks. To help you get in perfect sync with your designers, we’ve created highly customizable UI kits that represent the exact design analog of our UI components. You can also go one step further and build your own internal design system, leveraging the capabilities of Unite UX.

I’m happy to announce that, today, the R3 2021 release of Telerik and Kendo UI is LIVE!

So, get a cup with your favorite drink, make yourself comfortable and prepare to learn our new release story.

But before we start, I am pleased to share that we’ve prepared three webinars on September 28-30 and four Twitch sessions on September 20-24, where our developer advocates and product teams will discuss the latest updates from their unique insider perspectives 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 into all the goodies in R3 2021.

Release Highlights

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 R3 2021

Telerik for Web Development

Telerik UI for Blazor

With 85+ truly native components, Telerik UI for Blazor is officially the largest Blazor UI suite on the market!

  • New components: Gantt Chart, Breadcrumb, Carousel, Barcode, Stack Layout, Grid Layout, Stepper and Wizard
  • Grid features: Keyboard navigation with column virtualization, pass context to command buttons, alignment of cell values, No Data template and delete confirmation
  • Pager features: Go to page input, page size dropdown list (also available in Grid, TreeList and ListView components)
  • Scheduler features: Resource grouping, delete confirmation, timeline view, Date Header template, ContextMenu event
  • TreeList features: Keyboard navigation with column virtualization, pass context to command buttons, alignment of cell values, No Data template, delete confirmation
  • TreeView feature: ContextMenu event
  • Grouping feature in ComboBox, MultiSelect, AutoComplete and DropDownList
  • OnModelInit event in Grid, TreeList, Scheduler and ListView
  • Features and improvements in PDFProcessing, SpreadProcessing, SpreadSheetProcessing and WordsProcessing
  • All input components feature FocusAsync method
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Improved themes & swatches picker in component demos
  • Support for Bootstrap 5
  • Support for .NET 6 RC1 (or latest available preview), including Telerik UI for Blazor components running in hybrid scenarios inside native MAUI, WPF and WinForms apps
  • Telerik UI Kits for Figma: 30+ components for each of the themes that come with the Telerik UI for Blazor: Default, Bootstrap and Material

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

  • Components: OrgChart, Captcha, Heatmap, Popover
  • Form features: Support for hidden fields, TAG helper implementation, adding TextBox and TextArea as built-in components
  • Grid features: Alignment of cell values
  • Pager Feature: Improved accessibility
  • MultiSelect feature: Addition of DropDown arrow
  • Features and improvements in PDFProcessing, SpreadProcessing, SpreadSheetProcessing and WordsProcessing
  • Improved themes & swatches picker in component demos
  • Support for Bootstrap 5
  • Telerik UI Kits for Figma: 30+ components for top three themes that come with the products: Default, Bootstrap and Material

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

Specific to Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core

  • Support for .NET 6 RC1 (or latest available preview)
  • Admin Dashboard demo application built with TAG Helpers and Razor Pages
  • Visual Studio project configuration wizard for ASP.NET Core: Easy setup of themes, RTL, global resources and more
  • Admin Dashboard template in Visual Studio

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

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX

  • Component: Date Range Picker
  • Support for Web Live Preview (preview version)
  • Improvements in DatePicker, Grid and more
  • Features and improvements in PDFProcessing, SpreadProcessing, SpreadSheetProcessing and WordsProcessing

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

Telerik for Desktop Development

Telerik UI for WinUI

Telerik UI for WinUI boasts a growing library of new UI components.

  • Components: Sparkline, DataBars, Map, MaskInput, RadialMenu and Expander
  • Support for .NET 6 RC1 (or latest available preview)

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

Telerik UI for WPF

  • Badge control
  • WPF Design Time: Support for suggested actions
  • Features for RichTextEditor: Support for non-breaking spaces and @mentions
  • Feature for ChartView: Support for BoxPlot series type
  • Features for PdfProcessing and PdfViewer: Support for handling documents containing invalid cross-reference table start index
  • Support for .NET 6 RC1 (or latest available preview)

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

Telerik UI for WinForms

  • Components: Task Board control, DataFilter control
  • New hierarchy support in Navigation View
  • Features for PdfProcessing and PdfViewer: Support for handling documents containing invalid cross-reference table start index
  • Support for .NET 6 RC1 (or latest available preview)

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

Telerik for Mobile Development

Telerik UI for MAUI

  • New components: DataGrid, Gauge, Barcode, SegmentedControl, CheckBox, Popup, Path, Entry
  • Support for WinUI and .NET MAUI Preview 7

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

Telerik UI for Xamarin

  • Barcode symbology: Support for Datamatrix Barcode
  • Calendar feature: Support for current-time indicator for DayView
  • RichTextEditor feature: Insert and edit images
  • Features for PdfProcessing and PdfViewer: Support for handling documents containing invalid cross-reference table start index

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

Telerik Reporting, Fiddler, Testing R3 2021

Reporting Tools

Telerik Reporting and Telerik Report Server

Fully functional web-based Report Designer:

  • Add full ObjectDataSource support to consume business objects data, including a Wizard to set it up
  • Upload and download report definition files to/from the file system
  • Add visual snap lines to the design surface
  • Improvements of multiple property editors
  • Enable items’ Z-order arrangement (Bring to front / Send to back)

Specific to Telerik Reporting

  • WinUI Report Viewer for desktop
  • VS Item templates for Blazor Report Viewer and Blazor Report Designer
  • Keep report service session alive while the WPF/WinForms/Web-based report viewer is opened
  • Compatibility with .NET 6 Latest Preview

Specific to Telerik Report Server

  • Keep report service session alive while previewing the reports

Read more: Telerik Reporting and Report Server release blog post I Telerik Reporting product page I Telerik Report Server product page

Testing and Mocking Tools

Telerik JustMock

  • JustMock is now a cross-platform product with the introduction of support for Linux
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022
  • Compatibility with .NET 6 Latest Preview

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

Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition

  • Fully revamped Step Failure Details dialog to help you spend less time troubleshooting broken tests and avoid adding technical debt to mission-critical deployment workflows
  • Full test recording and execution support for .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5.0 WPF applications

Read more: Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition product page

Fiddler

We will deep-dive in the latest developments around Fiddler in the release webinar on September 30. You will learn how to amplify your debugging efforts with a Web Debugging Proxy for any device and platform.

Read more: Telerik Fiddler product page

Kendo UI R3 2021

Kendo UI

Kendo UI for Angular

Kendo UI for Angular adds multiple grid enhancements, design tools, new components and more.

  • Components: Gantt, Heatmap and Typography
  • Grid features: Pager position, pager keyboard navigation and placeholders during virtualization
  • Grid sample: Drag and drop between grids
  • Design tools: Kendo UI Kits for Figma
  • TabStrip feature: Closable and scrollable tabs
  • TreeView features: Auto-scroll during drag and drop and auto-expand nodes on filter
  • MultiSelectTree feature: Client-side filtering
  • Rich Text Editor features: Preserve whitespace option and focus and blur events
  • ScrollView feature: Dark and light pager options
  • ColorPicker and ColorGradient features: Keyboard navigation and localization
  • FloatingLabel enhancements: Custom CSS support and postionChange event
  • SplitButton feature: Change the type of the main button
  • Bootstrap 5 support

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

KendoReact

KendoReact adds seven new components, multiple enhancements, Bootstrap 5 support and more.

  • Components: PivotGrid, MultiSelectTree, Heatmap, Breadcrumb, Typography, StackLayout and GridLayout
  • Grid enhancements: Column auto-size, group and un-group through the column menu and various accessibility improvements
  • TreeList feature: Range selection for multiple cell selection
  • Gantt feature: Range selection for multiple cell selection
  • Tooltip feature: Support for SVG elements
  • Chip feature: Custom Content
  • Bootstrap 5 support
  • FileManager template: Sample showcasing how to implement and customize the FileManager with KendoReact
  • 100% coverage of TypeScript + hooks for all KendoReact demos

Read more: KendoReact release blog post I KendoReact product page

Kendo UI for Vue

Kendo UI for Vue adds 17 new native components, grid keyboard navigation, design tools and Bootstrap 5 support.

  • Components: Drawing, PDF Export, Data Query, Date Math, File Saver, TabStrip, Pager, Form, Hint, Error, Avatar, Card, Checkbox, RadioButton, Radio Group, Label and FloatingLabel
  • Data Grid feature: Keyboard navigation
  • Design tools: Kendo UI Kits for Figma
  • Bootstrap 5 support
  • Documentation improvements

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

Kendo UI for jQuery

Kendo UI for jQuery adds Form enhancements, jQuery 3.6.0 and Bootstrap 5 support and a dashboard template.

  • Components: OrgChart, Captcha, Popover and Heatmap
  • Form features: TextBox and TextArea are now built in and support hidden fields
  • Pager features: Improved accessibility
  • Compatibility updates: jQuery 3.6.0 & Bootstrap 5
  • Design tools: Kendo UI Kits for Figma

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

Unite UX landing page

Unite UX

HOT NEWS: In addition to the release news, I’m happy to share the latest updates around Unite UX—the collaborative design-to-development UI component builder is now available in public beta.

You can finally have perfectly matching UI when designing and developing your apps or creating the base of your own design system. Create your components in Figma, apply the styles to the ready-made Telerik or Kendo UI library in Unite UX, reuse infinitely, anywhere. Start your trial today and purchase at 20% discount during the beta.

Read more: Unite UX beta release blog post I Unite UX product page I
Telerik & Kendo UI Design Kits for Figma release post

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

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.

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

Kendo UI R3 2021 release webinar Sep 28, 11 am-1 pm ET

Kendo UI Webinar

The Kendo UI R3 2021 Release Webinar will cover all updates across Kendo UI for jQuery, Angular, Vue and KendoReact.

Save Your Seat Tuesday, September 28 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

 Telerik R3 2021 web, desktop, mobile, Wednesday, September 29 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Telerik Web, Desktop & Mobile Webinar

The Telerik Web, Desktop & Mobile Products R3 2021 Release Webinar will cover 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 new UI for MAUI.

Save Your Seat Wednesday, September 29 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

 Telerik reporting, testing, mocking, Fiddler R3 2021 release webinar Sep 30 11 am-1 pm ET

Telerik Productivity Tools Webinar

The Telerik Reporting, Automated Testing, Mocking Tools & Fiddler R3 2021 Release Webinar will cover all updates across Telerik Reporting and Report Server, Test Studio Dev Edition, JustMock and Fiddler.

Save Your Seat Thursday, September 30 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

 Telerik & Kendo UI R3 2021 Twitch, Sep 20, 21, 23, 24 at 10:00am ET

Twitch

Complement the webinar with live sessions on Twitch as our developer advocates dive into their favorite new features.

Join us on Twitch:

  • Monday, September 20 I 10:00 am ET I .NET Web Products*
  • Tuesday, September 21 I 10:00 am ET I .NET Desktop Products*
  • Thursday, September 23 I 10:00 am ET I React
  • Friday, September 24 I 10:00 am ET I Angular

* In addition, you’ll be able to learn the news around embedded reporting, automated testing and mocking tools in all .NET sessions.

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 hashtags to join the conversation—and on CodeItLive, our Twitch channel, via the live chat.

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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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