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In the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core update for December, catch up with what’s new about the product and get a taste of what we are preparing for you in the first release of the new 2021 in January.

It is time for the December Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core update in which we want to give you a flavor of what new items you can expect in our first release in January 2021. As we are wrapping up this year, we are excited to continue enhancing our product and give you fresh components to further implement in your applications. Keep on reading to learn the latest news and the highlights of R1 2021!

Official .NET 5 Compatibility

With the official release of .NET 5.0 from Microsoft in November, we are happy to announce that the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core is fully compatible with .NET 5. Find out more about the values that this unified platform brings for any application of your choice in our dedicated .NET 5.0 Compatibility blog post!

Download and Install the Latest Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Version

If you want to use the latest version of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core with all enhancements and improvements we have introduced so far including the major upgrade to .NET 5, sign in at Your Progress Account to download it. If you are just starting out with ASP.NET Core, get your free trial now.

Sneak Peek of the ASP.NET Core Components in R1 2021

New Floating Action Button Component

One of the new items you will see as a part of the UI set is the Floating Action Button. This component allows you to set a primary action visible on the screen. You choose where to position the button, how to customize it and what main action to perform depending on the context of your page.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Floating Action ButtonSneak Preview of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Floating Action Button

Bottom Navigation Component

In addition to the AppBar we shipped in R3 2020, we are adding another navigational tool to Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core which is the Bottom Navigation component. This control will allow you to switch between views and different destinations by clicking an icon that will navigate you through the application.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Bottom Navigation BarSneak Preview of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Bottom Navigation Bar

New Expansion Panel Component

We are shipping an Expansion Panel as one more collapsible component. Display any type of content by providing a clickable title which will expand to reveal the content area. The Expansion Panel is a perfect addition to your application pages and it’s useful for presenting single collapsible items. Below you can see what five separate expansion panels look like. 

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Expansion PanelSneak Preview of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Expansion Panel

New Radio Button Group and Check Box Group Components

The RadioButton Group component will allow a single selection from a group of Radio Buttons and the CheckBox Group control will allow multi-selection of items from a group of CheckBoxes. Configure and style the components as desired and navigate through them with the keyboard as well.

What Features You Can Expect in R1 2021?

In addition to the new components we are shipping in R1 2021, we also continue to put effort in improving our UI components. Here is what else you can expect in January in terms of features of existing components:

  • Further enhancements of the Grid functionalities such as an Exportable property which will let you configure the options of a column based on whether you need it to be included in the exported file. You will also have an Updated Column Menu Design and the ability to Organize and Group items in the Column Menu when it comes to long lists of columns and choosing which ones to show/hide.
  • The ListView component will also be enhanced with a grouping functionality.
  • Keyboard navigation and accessibility improvements with a focus on several Telerik ASP.NET Core components—ScrollView, Drawer, Timeline and TileLayout.
  • Options to import, edit and export files from the Editor in your Telerik ASP.NET Core applications.
  • And more!

Share Your Ideas with Us!

We are grateful for your active involvement in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Community! Keep on sharing your thoughts and ideas in the feedback portal so we can further expand the set of UI components and deliver an even better experience for you and your users.


Simona Yaneva
About the Author

Simona Yaneva

Simona Yaneva is a Product Manager Intern for the Telerik .NET Web products—Blazor, ASP.NET Core, MVC and AJAX. She is interested in the variety of areas of work that Product Management covers and is looking to get insight into the processes that make a product or technology successful and most valuable for customers. In her free time, Simona enjoys good music, dancing and choreography. 

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