Telerik UI for Blazor 0.5.0 has just been released, offering support for ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 4 and new components.
Things are moving fast with the Blazor and ASP.NET Core 3.0 frameworks, which means that things are moving equally fast for Telerik UI for Blazor! I’m excited to let you know that Telerik UI for Blazor 0.5.0 is officially here.
Support for ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 4
One of the biggest items that we took care of with 0.5.0 is official support for ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4. This was just announced last week, but we wanted to jump on this quickly and make sure that we could provide official support for Preview 4. That’s a pretty quick turnaround with only the weekend stopping us from getting support out earlier, even with some big changes between Preview 3 and 4 that we needed to account for.
New Component: DatePicker
Beyond support for the latest version of ASP.NET Core 3.0, we also have a new component with this release: the DatePicker!
The DatePicker provides a slick way to allow users to select a date and can either be used as a standalone component, as a part of a form, or integrated in to the UI for Blazor Grid to help edit dates.
Like all of our other input components the DatePicker has built-in support for the Blazor validation framework.
Demo App News
Many of you have already started to explore our online demos for Blazor. If you haven’t you should definitely head over there! This demo page is the easiest way to see what our components are capable of and see examples of how to implement our components in your own applications.
For those of you that have already seen the page from the day we launched it, one thing that you may have noticed is that we’ve spruced up the demo a bit, including making the loading page a little prettier.
Another thing to bring up here is that currently the demo page is a fully client-side Blazor project, so it takes a bit to load the entire thing. I wanted to make a quick note that we are actively working on getting this up and running with a full server-side implementation! This isn’t quite ready yet, but something to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.
Get the Bits - Give us Feedback!
That’s it for the 0.5.0 release! If you haven’t already tried out the components I recommend heading over to the Telerik UI for Blazor overview page and sign up for the preview bits - it’s as easy as a single button click!
For the rest of you that have already tried out the bits (and some may even be using 0.5.0 already!) we want to continue to hear your feedback! If there are features you are missing, or components you need, please do not hesitate to reach out! We have the official Telerik UI for Blazor feedback portal for this exact reason. Submit your ideas for new components and features, or vote and comment on existing feature requests to have a direct impact on our roadmap!