Only days after the formal announcement from Microsoft at Connect(), I am proud to inform you that our Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC product already supports the release candidate of the next major version of the .NET framework (ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6, respectively). This makes us the first major UI component vendor to officially integrate in the .NET 5 ecosystem. That means you can already plug our components in projects built with the new version of .NET, and leverage the new features it provides. Here you can find the up-to-date NuGet feed for Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC (RC1) targeting .NET 5, MVC 6 and VS 2015.
This version of Microsoft ASP.NET is a major move from a closed-source framework supported and developed by a single vendor to an open-source web framework accepting contributions. It's also a shift from the ability to create Windows-only web apps to cross-platform development on Windows, Mac and Linux.
This means a lot to every .NET developer who was confined to the MS Windows world—until now. In a nutshell, here’s what ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6 mean to you as a web developer:
Also have in mind that there’s already full-featured free version of Visual Studio (Community Edition) for students and small dev shops.
To get started easily with the new major version of .NET and our MVC product, we exposed the following resources for you:
(note that you can use either ‘dnu restore’ & ‘dnx web’ commands, or a Docker container to run .NET apps on Linux and Mac OSX)
Instructions how to install and configure ASP.NET 5 on Linux and Mac to run .NET apps on these operating systems can be found in the official ASP.NET 5 docs:
Installing ASP.NET 5 on Linux
Installing ASP.NET 5 on Mac OSX
You can also check our official MVC6 page for more details.
We are eager to hear what you think about the new ASP.NET, its features and the future of the .NET development. Furthermore, feel free to share how you will use our products in ASP.NET 5 projects to create astounding web experiences. Sound off in the comments section below!
Stefan Rahnev (@StDiR) is Product Manager for Telerik Kendo UI living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been working for the company since 2005, when he started out as a regular support officer. His next steps at Telerik took him through the positions of Technical Support Director, co-team leader in one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and unit manager for UI for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI. Stefan’s main interests are web development, agile processes planning and management, client services and psychology.