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We are happy to announce the availability of the Q3 2010 BETA of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. Two new controls are shipped in the BETA version: RadTreeList and RadButton, as well as many new features, enhancements and fixes across the entire Telerik ASP.NET AJAX suite.


The downloads are now available in your account (or free trials): both full installation (MSI) or manual installation (ZIP)



Details on the Q3 2010 BETA (present also on Telerik Labs)

RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX receives an additional mode for SharePoint 2007/2010 - you can enable accessible UI feature for our AJAX editor with a single mouse click. Thus impaired users can navigate between the editor's tools and contribute accessible content for SharePoint sites. RadEditor with accessible UI is available as a stand-alone control, too - it is part of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2010 Beta bundle (see online demo).
More details on this and updated RadEditor accessibility documentation will be delivered for the official Q3 2010 release in mid November.

Our AJAX RadGrid for SharePoint 2010 web part also obtains major updates - automatic binding to SQL database (through the web part configuration options) as well as hierarchy support with SQL and SharePoint lists binding. This comes coupled with slick WYSIWYG visual designers integrated in the web part itself (see demo).

With this release we also officially announce Google Chrome 7 support.

RadTreeList - combining treeview and grid in one hybrid control, the Telerik AJAX treelist gives you the freedom to build a hierarchical representation of your underlying self-referencing data and perform operations like sorting, paging, item selection, etc. over it.  Furthermore, it exposes client and server API for other data and UI manipulations.


RadButton - the Telerik AJAX button inherits and extend the functionality of ASP LinkButton, Button and ImageButton. Additional features are the ability to combine icons and text, split button and toggle button modes and extended client-side API.
The long-anticipated date range selection is already incorporated in RadCalendar for ASP.NET AJAX (supported both in single and multi-month view mode). You can select the range holding the [Shift] key and clicking the dates in the calendar, in the same manner as you will do with the Google Analytics calendar for example.
In addition to the Carousel mode introduced with the previous Q2 2010 release, RadRotator exposes CoverFlow mode for items transition - feature that can bring the "wow" effect to your site visitors in scenarios where rich user experience when rotating images is a must.
Our industry-leading AJAX grid adds several new features to its arsenal with the Q3 2010 Beta release. One of them is the ability to display aggregates section in the column context menu, thus giving the end user the opportunity to choose its preferred aggregate that will be shown in the column footer.
Among the enhancements we shaped for the new scheduler release is the exact time rendering of appointments. This improves the readibility of the scheduled appointments' sequence.
Our async upload gets some important upgrades like built-in Silverlight upload module and inline progress indicator.
Two new additions to the set of components styled by our AJAX FormDecorator are available - asp ValidationSummary and Login controls. Your forms will definitely look better if you decide to blend their appearance with RadFormDecorator.
On top of the auto-size feature our window has from some time now, we put auto-size behaviors that can be quite handy in cases when you want your window content to fit nicely in the RadWindow popup.


We will be happy to collect your feedback concerning the new components and features introduced in the Q3 2010 Beta release in our public forums here.

About the Author

Stefan Rahnev

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.

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