Kendo UI R2 2023 Release Webinar

Progress Enables Dev Teams to Create Modern Digital Experiences with Tools
for Improved Performance, Increased Adaptability, Efficient UI Styling &
Customization & New High-Value Components

Hot Updates: Grid Performance Optimizations, React Spreadsheet, Angular PDF Viewer,
ThemeBuilder for Kendo UI for jQuery & New design system documentation

Register Today

Fri, June 9 I 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Live Twitch Sessions:
Wed, June 7 I 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

In today’s digital age, businesses need to be able to deliver seamless and engaging digital experiences to stay competitive. This requires having the right tools and support in place to maximize digital impact with minimized dev time. That’s why the Telerik and Kendo UI R2 2023 release (June 7) addresses the modern requirements enterprises face when providing the best possible employee and customer experience.

Kendo UI R2 2023 Hot Updates:

  • Improved Performance@3x

    Improved Performance:

    • Grid performance optimizations ensure that the right information is delivered without delay
  • Adaptability and Delivery@3x

    Increased Adaptability and Cross-Platform Delivery:

    • A new Compact Grid option for Kendo UI for jQuery helps provide meaningful data views on small screens
    • Adaptive mode for various components ensures mobile-friendly rendering
  • UI Styling and Custamization@3x

    Efficient UI Styling and Customization:

    • ThemeBuilder support added for Kendo UI for jQuery helps developers modernize the style of their UI without tedious CSS work
    • Brand new design system documentation gives developers the information they need to ensure their UI meets styling requirements
    • New customization capabilities across the board ensure that no requirement is left behind
  • New Components@3x

    Highlighted New Components:

    • PDF Viewer with Kendo UI for Angular helps developers display documents without extra tools
    • A new KendoReact Spreadsheet component gives developers the unique ability to embed Excel-like functionality in their web apps

Join the Kendo UI R2 2023 release webinar on June 9 at 11:00 a.m. to learn how the latest Progress developer tools release can empower you and your team to deliver exceptional customer and employee digital experiences. During the webinar our developer advocates Alyssa Nicoll and Kathryn Grayson Nanz will present in detail the major updates across all JavaScript libraries and demonstrate how to use them to drive digital success.

Welcome to the Livestream Release Party on the release day June 7, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET to hear the release news and hang out with dev friends. 

Highlights We’ll Cover During the Live Webinar:

Kendo UI for Angular

  • New component: PDFViewer
  • Grid enhancements: Row Reordering, Built in Print, Aggregation status bar and Column Menu tabbed interface
  • Enhancements in data visualization library: Drill-down: built-in options for drilling down and allow Stock Chart Navigator to be displayed on top
  • ActionSheet component enhancements: ActionSheet Template, cssClass input property, animations support, expanded input property, ExpandedChange and Expand/Collapse events, toggle method
  • Adaptive Rendering in date- and select-type pickers: New AdaptiveMode parameter in DatePicker, DateTimePicker, TimePicker, DateRange, Autocomplete, Combobox, MultiSelect, DropDownList, DropDownTree, MultiSelectTree, MultiColumnComboBox
  • Gantt component Popup Edit Form enhancements
  • Enhanced forms rendering in multiple components
  • Updated Actions Layouts in Dialog component
  • Enhanced editing options in date input components: AutoCorrect option in TimePicker
  • Effortless Drag and Drop targets specification with the help of DragTargetContainer & DropTargetContainer directives in Drag & Drop component
  • Support for SVG icons and rendering by default of SVG icons in themes
  • Accessibility improvements in components, accessibility focused demos & articles, and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
  • Support for Angular 16


  • New components: Spreadsheet, Context Menu, Timeline
  • Multiple Data Grid enhancements: Dedicated ContextMenu, Pager dropdown list “All” option, virtualization improvements, Scroll to Index helper method, Improved extensibility, improved scrollintoView() method
  • Adaptive rendering in DateInputs and DropDowns: New AdaptiveMode parameter in Calendar, DatePicker, DateTimePicker, DateRangePicker, TimePicker, ComboBox, DropDownList, DropdownTree, MultiSelect, MultiSelectTree, MultiColumnComboBox
  • PageSize and PageSizeValue configuration options in Pager UI component
  • DropDowns: Displaying grouped data and support for disabled items in the list
  • ActionSheet component improvements: Out-of-the-box keyboard navigation, animation support
  • Enhanced forms rendering in multiple components
  • Scrollable TabStrip component with RTL support
  • onChange event in FlatColorPicker
  • Support for SVG icons and rendering by default of SVG icons in themes
  • All components: Improved accessibility and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

Kendo UI for Vue

  • New native Vue components: GridLayout, StackLayout, DropDownTree, MultiSelectTree
  • Charts enhancements: Label support in Bullet Charts and subtitle property
  • Multiple Grid improvements: Separate template options for different cells, customization of the grouping toolbar, selectable property, pager refresh button
  • Popup selection event in AutoComplete component
  • Open/Closed events in DatePicker, DateTimePicker, TimePicker, DateRangePicker components
  • DropDowns: Displaying grouped data and support for disabled items in the list
  • Default SVG icon rendering in components: Icon component to render svg icons by default in components.
  • Accessibility improvements and Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
  • Visual Studio Code scaffolders for Kendo UI for Vue

Kendo UI for jQuery

  • Multiple Grid improvements: Compact Data Grid Mode, row resizing
  • Charts enhancement: Stock Chart Navigator positions
  • Adaptive rendering in DateTimePicker & select-type components: New AdaptiveMode parameter in DropDownList, ComboBox, AutoComplete, MultiSelect, MultiColumnComboBox, DropdownTree, MultiSelectTree, Calendar, DatePicker, DateTimePicker, DateRangePicker, TimePicker
  • Multiple accessibility enhancements across the library
  • Popup Edit Form enhancements in Gantt component
  • Scheduler enhancement: Highlight events in real time, integration example with Google calendar, custom toolbar
  • Styling and customization support of the UI components within ThemeBuilder Pro
  • Date Editing UX enhancements in date input components: DateInput, DatePicker, DateRangePicker, DateTimePicker, TimePicker
  • StartTime and EndTime configuration options in DateTimePicker component
  • Enhanced forms rendering in multiple components: Grid, TreeList, Scheduler, DateTimePicker and more
  • Support for SVG icons and render by default of SVG icons in themes
  • Enhanced demos with adaptive behavior for multiple components: Autocomplete, ComboBox, DropDownList, DropDownTree, MultiColumnBox, MultiSelect, MultiSelectTree, DateInput, TextBox, MaskedTextBox, NumericTextBox, TextArea
  • Enhancements in Editor Table Wizard
  • End of support for LESS Themes and Kendo Hybrid


  • Full customization support for Kendo UI for jQuery and Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core and MVC
  • Automatic migration to the latest version of the themes
  • Support for effect variables, custom variables groups in the left pane of the app, smart linking between variables, adding variables and edit variables dialogs
  • Integration with Figma
  • SSO support
  • Support for view, edit and admin project permissions 

The Speakers:

Alyssa Nicoll

Alyssa Nicoll
Developer Advocate for Kendo UI for Angular & GDE, Progress

Alyssa is an Angular Developer Advocate & GDE. Her two degrees (Web Design & Development and Psychology) feed her speaking career. She has spoken at over 30 conferences internationally, specializing in motivational soft talks, enjoys gaming on Xbox and scuba diving in her spare time. Her DM is always open, come talk sometime.


Kathryn Grayson Nanz
Developer Advocate for KendoReact, Progress

Kathryn Grayson Nanz is a developer advocate at Progress with a passion for React, UI and design and sharing with the community. She started her career as a graphic designer and was told by her Creative Director to never let anyone find out she could code because she’d be stuck doing it forever. She ignored his warning and has never been happier. You can find her writing, blogging, streaming and tweeting about React, design, UI and more.

About Kendo UI

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Kendo UI is the ultimate collection of JavaScript UI components with native libraries for jQuery, Angular, React and Vue. With hundreds of components, including an advanced data grid, charts, spreadsheets, schedulers and many more, Kendo UI enables you to quickly build eye-catching, high-performance, responsive web applications regardless of your JavaScript framework of choice. Effortlessly deploy a consistent look and feel across your apps by making use of the rich configuration options and customizable themes.