Wow. What an amazing time to be a .NET developer. The remarkable announcements during the first keynote of Connect(); 2016 mean that Microsoft really is staying behind its "Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform" strategy.
Sure enough, as a preferred Microsoft Partner we've seen various previews of Visual Studio "15," but we didn't expect even half of these staggering announcements:
We are excited to see Microsoft's commitment to improve the best IDE on the market. We've been building several of the best (and widely popular) Visual Studio extensions since 2010, so the Connect(); announcement only meant that we had to support the newest Visual Studio version right from the start.
For those of you who plan on playing with the RC version of Visual Studio 2017, our most popular toolsets are compatible with Visual Studio 2017 RC:
Install Kendo UI and UI for ASP.NET MVC through the Visual Studio Marketplace
Install Kendo UI and UI for ASP.NET MVC through the Visual Studio 2017 Extensions Manager
Install Kendo UI through our private NuGet server
Install UI for ASP.NET MVC through our private NuGet server
Install through our private NuGet server. We don't have a Visual Studio Extension for this product yet, but we are working on one. We will update this article once it is available
Install UI for ASP.NET Ajax from the Visual Studio Marketplace
Install UI for ASP.NET Ajax through the Visual Studio 2017 Extensions Manager
Install UI for ASP.NET Ajax from ZIP file
Install UI for WPF from the Visual Studio Marketplace
Install UI for WPF through the Visual Studio 2017 Extensions Manager
Install UI for WinForms from the Visual Studio Marketplace
Install UI for WinForms through the Visual Studio 2017 Extensions Manager
We have pushed new versions of our web and desktop VS Extensions in the Visual Studio Marketplace, which are compatible with Visual Studio 2017.
Due to the many changes related to Xamarin development, we are still testing UI for Xamarin with Visual Studio 2017.
The new Visual Studio installation modularity (and smaller download size) also breaks the traditional MSI installation of our toolsets. We are working on providing new installers, which will resolve these issues.
We have been cooperating very closely with Microsoft to make sure all of our products support the RC. I hope you are one of the first people to try Visual Studio 2017 RC with our tools.