Last month we introduced the third major version of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core for 2019. Compatible with the official ASP.NET Core 3.0 release and packed with plenty of the new components and features: Timeline, Filter, Rating, Card , Diagram, Search Panel in the Grid, DPL and many more. You can learn all about the R3 2019 updates in the dedicated blog post.
In this blog post we wanted to reveal more about what we are currently cooking up for you and what next to expect in the R3 Service Pack on October 23,.2019 and R1 2020 coming in January.
What to Expect in R3 2019 Service Pack Due Oct 23rd ?
We are adding a cool new tool to one of your favorite components the Editor. The Editor Merge Table tool will enable you to effortlessly merge and split table cells both vertically and horizontally.
Table Cell Merge Editor – Vertical and Horizontal
Visual Studio Extensions Update
Following the official release of .NET Core 3.0 last month, we ensured that Telerik Visual Studio Extensions include updated project templates compatible with the latest new features in .NET Core 3.0.
To make use of the new extensions in your projects, download the latest published version of Telerik ASP.NET Core VSExtentions, select 3.0 as ASP.NET Core version and the latest version of the build as shown in the example below.
Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core VS Extentions
What to Expect in R1 2020 Due in January 2020?
New ASP.NET Core Component File Manager
Based on your feedback many of today’s web applications you develop need to perform file management operations. That’s why we put on the R1 2020 plan the File Manager component with the aim to enable viewing folders and files and navigating through them in a handy way.
The File Manager control will let you perform common operations with files and folders such as browsing, copy/paste, rename and more. In addition to that it will provide functionality for upload and download files and search for necessary files and folders.
New Badge for Button Component
For all of you looking for user-friendly ways to notify users in your applications for activity, change of status, received message or action required, we are building a brand new Button Badge Component.
Along with the addition of new components, the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core team also aims to introduce multiple enhancements to existing and develop new sample solutions with Razor pages and other new capabilities introduced by the framework. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
The Future of .NET Core or Better Said .NET 5
Earlier this year Microsoft announced that .NET Core 3.1 will be the last .NET Core mention. As of 2020 their plans are to introduce .NET 5. Version 4 will be skipped because it would confuse users that are familiar with the .NET Framework, which has been using the 4.x series for a long time. In addition to that, Microsoft has firmly stated that .NET 5 is the future for the .NET platform.
And while the .NET Core framework is on the road to .NET 5, we will continue to ensure that Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core is compatible with the latest .NET Core 3.1 preview releases by Microsoft.
Download and Install the Latest Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Version
To make sure you have access to the latest R3 2019 from our components and feature set, download the latest version from Your Progress Account or via the Progress Control Panel. If you are planning your next great application and wonder what cool stuff is coming out soon, check our What’s New Page or Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Roadmap page.
Help Us Shape the Future of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core!
Please vote and submit ideas for new components and features on the official Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core feedback portal and have direct influence on the 2020 roadmap and beyond.