Telerik R2 2023 Release Webinar –
Web, Desktop, Mobile & Cross-Platform Products

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, Blazor Hybrid, ThemeBuilder for ASP.NET Core & MVC,
.NET MAUI PDF Viewer & Conversational UI, Support for .NET 8 Preview & New design system documentation

Thu, June 8 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.

Telerik R2 2023 Hot Updates:

  • Improved Performance@3x

    Improved Performance:

    • Grid performance optimizations ensure that the right information is delivered without delay
    • Support for .NET 8 Preview gives developers a running start with the new framework’s performance improvements
  • Adaptability and Delivery@3x

    Increased Adaptability and Cross-Platform Delivery:

    • A new Compact Grid option for Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core and MVC helps provide meaningful data views on small screens
    • Adaptive mode for various components ensures mobile-friendly rendering
    • Blazor Hybrid official support gives developers the tools they need to take advantage of the newest web development technology
  • UI Styling and Custamization@3x

    Efficient UI Styling and Customization:

    • ThemeBuilder support added for Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core and MVC 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:

    • Conversational UI for Telerik UI for .NET MAUI helps bring the extremely popular chat interaction channel to cross-platform projects
    • PDF Viewer with Telerik UI for .NET MAUI helps developers display documents without extra tools

Join the Telerik R2 2023 release webinar on June 8 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 Ed Charbeneau and Sam Basu will present in detail the major updates across the .NET web, desktop, mobile and cross-platform products 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:

Telerik UI for Blazor

  • New components: PivotGrid, DropZone
  • Data Grid and TreeList enhancements: Performance improvements, Pager and Popup Edit Form templates in Data Grid, Scroll to top after paging support
  • Multiple Chart enhancements: Chart subtitle, Format and Template parameters for axes and Displaying Stock Chart Navigator on top or below the chart
  • Right-to-Left (RTL) support
  • Official support for Blazor Hybrid
  • Form component improvements: Combining AutoGenerated and custom fields
  • FileSelect and File Upload enhancements: Built-in Drag and Drop zone, Button Template support
  • ClearFiles and OpenSelectFilesDialog methods in FileSelect
  • Expose selected items in FileManager
  • Marker Layer customization in Map component
  • Item Visibility Parameter in TileLayout component
  • Print Method in PDF Viewer component
  • New customization option in Window and Dialog components: ThemeColor parameter
  • Refresh method in AutoComplete, ComboBox, DropDownList, MultiColumnComboBox, MultiSelect and ContextMenu components
  • Enhanced forms rendering in Grid, TreeList, Scheduler, DateTimePicker components
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • Support for SVG icons and render by default of SVG icons in themes
  • Compatibility with .NET 8 Preview
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC

  • Multiple Grid improvements: Compact Data Grid mode, row resizing
  • Charts enhancements: Drill-down support and 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 libraries
  • CSP compliance improvements and new CSP-compliant Template component
  • Popup Edit Form enhancements in Gantt component
  • Scheduler enhancement: Highlight events in real time, integration example with Google calendar
  • 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 rendering 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
  • End of support for LESS Themes
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Specific Items

  • Compatibility with .NET 8 Preview

Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX

  • New components: ArcGauge, CircularGauge
  • Multiple RadGauge improvements: Configuration options for pointer size, appearance, border and margin support for the gaugeArea
  • SingleLineEntries property in AutoCompleteBox
  • Integration demo for RadEditor and RadSignature
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features


  • 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 variable 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 

Telerik UI for .NET MAUI

  • New controls: Conversational UI, Calendar, PDFViewer, RichTextEditor, TreeView, SlideView
  • DataGrid control enhancements: DataTable support, Empty template
  • Multiple improvements in DataForm control: Custom editors, improved validation API, flexible mechanism for editors’ configuration, added support for ignoring properties from the model and more
  • ComboBox: New Dropdown WidthRequest property
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features

Telerik UI for Xamarin

Telerik UI for WinForms

  • New control: Heatmap
  • RichTextEditor enhancement: Line numbering support
  • Sorting functionality by columns and tasks in TaskBoard control
  • Multiple fixes and improvements in VirtualGrid control
  • Scheduler improvements: New appointment colors
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022 Dark Theme
  • Compatibility with .NET 8 Preview
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features

Telerik UI for WPF

  • New control: PipsPager, SlideView
  • Support for Nested property fields search in PropertyGrid control
  • Bing TopLayer option in Map control
  • PivotGrid enhancement: Hierarchies for LocalDataSourceProvider
  • Drag panes between two instances in RadDocking
  • Search as You Type improvements in GridView
  • SyntaxEditor: Buttons for regex and case sensitive search in the UI
  • Selection on MouseLeftButtonUp in TreeView control
  • Exposing the AsyncFilteringBehavior in AutoCompleteBox control
  • Windows 11 Compact theme support
  • Compatibility with .NET 8 Preview
  • New Document Processing Libraries (DPL) features

Telerik UI for WinUI

Telerik Document Processing Library

  • PdfProcessing library improvements:
    • Image compressing setting
    • Introduced a new default implementation for the ImageUtils` JpegImageConverter and ImagePropertiesResolver based on the SkiaSharp library
  • WordsProcessing enhancements: Table borders polishing, support for horizontal line
  • SpreadStreamProcessing: Introduced support for importing rich text as plain text

The Speakers:

Ed Charbeneau

Ed Charbeneau
Principal Developer Advocate, Progress

Ed is a Microsoft MVP and an internationally recognized online influencer, speaker, writer, a Developer Advocate for Progress, and expert on all things web development. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology and admiring great design.

Sam Basu

Sam Basu
Developer Advocate, Progress

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family.

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