Telerik UI R3 2021 Release!

We’re thrilled to tell you more about our latest updates to Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX!

It’s time for another release with new component, features and improvements for your favorite Web Forms applications—new DateRangePicker UI component, DataPicker improvements, Calendar enhancements, compatibility with Web Live Preview and more. Let’s take a tour together, going over our latest updates coming with the Telerik R3 2021 release.

New DateRangePicker UI Component

The DateRangePicker UI component allows users to select a range of date values from a calendar or to manually type in their start and end dates. When you select the dates, a calendar displays in the form of a dropdown menu, with options for various views depending on your preferences.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX DateRangePicker UI Component shows text fields for start and end dates, and the user has clicked the button to the right of the start date field that opens a calendar selector.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX DateRangePicker UI Component

The component allows you to select start and end dates, choose different calendar views, set options for minimum and maximum dates, add colors and desired date formats, disable dates, limit the range of selection, and more. It also has built-in keyboard navigation and accessibility, as well as a comprehensive client-side API, pre-built skin design options and events.

DatePicker Component Improvements

We’ve added the following Web Forms improvements to the DatePicker UI component for R3 2021:

  • Date numbers are now announced when moving through the component so that you know which date is currently on focus.
  • You can navigate between the Input and Calendar using the tab key.
  • Pressing the escape key closes the calendar widget and the focus returns to the calendar button.
  • JavaScript error on arrow key navigation of blank RadDatePicker Calendar when min and max date is set to same date is now fixed.

Calendar Component Enhancements

The Calendar component is now even more intuitive, having better accessibility for easier navigation. We’ve added the AccessKey feature for the RadCalendar to allow you to easily move focus and navigate through the component using different keyboard shortcuts. In addition to the AccessKey feature, we’ve also improved the MultiView Calendar navigation—you can now effortlessly switch between views without the need for postback.

Support for Web Live Preview (Preview Version)

WLP (Web Live Preview) is a Visual Studio (VS) add-on that allows you to map your source code to the displayed HTML in the browser in real time. You may pick elements in your web app in the browser the same way you can in DevTools, and the IDE will instantly display you the code that was performed to build the element. In the same way, the web app will be updated immediately whenever you make changes to the source code in Visual Studio.

The goal for the tool is to improve accessibility (a theme that runs through Microsoft’s entire portfolio) and to adhere to modern web standards.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Support for WebLive Preview

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Support for WebLive Preview

The tool is getting full support and updates with the latest versions of Visual Studio. You can learn more about the WebLive Preview add-on here.

Online Technical Training

In case you missed our previous release blog post, starting May 2021, we’ve unlocked the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX online training for everyone with an active trial or license to speed up the onboarding process and help you get started designing Web Forms and apps faster. The program lasts about two hours and comprises numerous modules that allow you to learn at your own pace and with your own interests.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Classroom

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Classroom

Visit our learning portal with All Progress Products Virtual Classroom Courses or go straight to Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Online Training to get started with Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX technical online training.

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Special Twitch Sessions & Webinar

To witness the newly released components and features in action, sign up for the Telerik R3 2021 release webinar and live Twitch session.

More information about the upcoming Telerik and Kendo UI events can be found here.

Thank you for your continuous support and best of luck with your coding!


Yanitsa Yanakieva
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Yanitsa Yanakieva

Yanitsa Yanakieva is a Product Manager Intern for Telerik .NET Web UI components—Blazor, ASP.NET Core, MVC and AJAX. She believes that successful product management is not about doing things better—it is about doing something that cannot be done better.

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