Telerik R1 2021 is Here

2021 is here and so is the Telerik R1 2021 Release! Get better insight into the new components and features we are introducing to Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX and save your seat for our Webinar and Twitch session to see all that’s new in action!

Happy New 2021 from the Progress Telerik team—may it be healthy, peaceful and productive! We are happy to announce the first Telerik Release for the year and share with you what Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX brings with it. Keep on reading to learn about our new additions to the UI set—a Breadcrumb component, new enhancements and improvements to the RadGrid, and what else we have planned in our roadmap for the rest of 2021!

And don't forget to join our live Telerik R1 2021 release webinar as well as our Twitch session for all details and major updates!

New ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component

RadBreadcrumb Overview

The long-anticipated Breadcrumb component is now a part of our Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX set. It shows current location within a folder structure or a web page and allows navigating backwards by one or multiple steps. The Breadcrumb offers features and functionalities such as navigation, manual editing of the Breadcrumb path as well as the ability to add icons to your items. The component comes with a rich set of styling options and many different skins to choose from. It also provides support for RTL and Keyboard Navigation.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component Overview

Navigation

Determine whether to enable automatic navigation through configuring the Navigational property of the RadBreadcrumb. When set to true, a click event on the Breadcrumb items will trigger navigation.

Icons

You can enhance your Breadcrumb items by adding Icons for a customized look and feel. Pick the perfect icon that complements the path directory and your overall application appearance.

 Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Icons

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component Icons

Editing

You can also edit manually the Breadcrumb path. Enter editing mode and type in the path to which you want to navigate.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Editing

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component Editing

Styling Options

The Breadcrumb component ships with a variety of 21 skin types such as Bootstrap, Material and Silk. Choose and apply the style that best suits the appearance of your overall application.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Styling Options

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component Styling Options

Keyboard Navigation, Accessibility and RTL Support

Furthermore, the Breadcrumb component comes with built-in Keyboard Navigation and screen reader support, and can be fully operated without using a mouse even by visually impaired users. Last but not least, the component supports Right-to-Left rendering for users who communicate in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, or Japanese.

 Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb RTL Support

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Breadcrumb Component RTL Support

 

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid Enhancements

In addition to the new Breadcrumb component, we were also focused on developing and improving our existing components and here are some of the new enhancements we are introducing to the RadGrid in Telerik R1:

  • Auto-Fit Column Width when exporting to Excel – The columns will automatically adjust their widths based on the content inside when you want to export your Grid table to XLSX file format. See below the before version and the result after automatic adjustment of the column width:

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid Auto-Fit Column Width

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid Auto-Fit Column Width

  • RadGrid export to preformatted Excel file – When exporting the Grid to Excel, you have the functionality to export it in a predefined format, so that you don’t lose the formatting to the file you've already set

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid Export to Preformatted Excel

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid Preformatted Excel File

  • WorkSheetName property for RadGrid when exporting to Excel – You now have the option to set the name for your worksheet inside the Excel file through a WorkSheetName property which eases the process and saves you some coding time

 Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid WorkSheetName Property

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid WorkSheetName Property

New Download Demo Code Option

You now have the option to download easily all the files you see in the Code Viewer section of any Telerik ASP.NET AJAX component demo. On the right side of the "About this demo," "C#" and "VB" tabs you will be able to see a Download demo code files button which will give you all the files in a zip format for you to play around and test the code on your own.

Download Demo Code Files Button

Download Demo Code Files Button

New WordsProcessing Support for Content Controls

With the Telerik R1 2021 release, we are shipping a new feature to the Telerik Document Processing (available with your Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX or DevCraft license). You can now create and modify the content controls inside your document with the RadWordsProcessing—the Structured Document Tags (SDT) allow you to control, restrict and change components’ behavior and create a template for filling in specific data in that document.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX 2021 Roadmap

We want to continue growing Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX and we have already planned some exciting items and improvements to add to our UI component set. You can keep track of what new is coming in our upcoming releases due May and September from our Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Roadmap page. Your feedback is also really valuable to us and you can help us further improve our product by sharing your ideas and suggestions in our feedback portal.

Try it Out and Join the Webinar

We are grateful for your support and involvement in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Community! Be sure to try out the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX trial, or get the new updates and features from Your Account page if you are already an active license holder.

Download Now

To learn more, you are welcome to join us at the Telerik R1 2021 Release Webinar, where you can get a closer look on the new Telerik APS.NET AJAX features as well as the latest and greatest across all Telerik products. Sign up and meet us on Tuesday, January 26 at 11 am – 1 pm ET.

Save Your Seat Now

You can also save the day for our live Twitch Session happening on Friday, January 29, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET.


Simona Yaneva
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Simona Yaneva

Simona Yaneva is a part of the Product Management team for the Telerik Fiddler Family of products—Fiddler Everywhere, Fiddler Classic, Fiddler Jam, FiddlerCap and FiddlerCore. She is interested in the variety of areas of work that Product Management covers and the processes that make a product or technology successful and most valuable to users. In her free time, Simona enjoys good food, music and dancing.

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