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john asked on 09 Feb 2019, 07:29 PM

Using Telerik UI for MVC5 

The template packaged withe the library generates a project that uses bootstrap 3, and the default solution looks like MVC3/4 (btw, that's annoying as hell). Is it even a MVC5 project?

I know there's a menu option in the VS extension that allows you to convert an existing project to be a Telerik project, but what happens regarding bootstrap if the project is currently using bootstrap 4? The conversion process adds bootstrap style files for kendo. Are they for v3, or does it use v4 versions of those files when bootstrap 4 is being used by the project?

For $1100 I expected better. MUCH better. I shouldn't have to ask these kinds of questions.

Is there a template available for MVC5 and bootstrap 4?

 

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Alex Hajigeorgieva
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answered on 12 Feb 2019, 01:14 PM
Hello, John,

I am sorry to see that you are frustrated.

To be able to help you, I would need a little more information about the template you are referring to as the UI for ASP.NET MVC package is distributed in different ways and different packages have different content.

Meanwhile, I will assume that you are using the VS extensions and following similar project creation steps:

https://docs.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/vs-integration/new-project-wizard

I created 4 projects and the bottom line is that Bootstrap v3 theme comes from the Microsoft template of an MVC project along with MVC 5.2.4.

Whereas the Telerik projects feature MVC 5.2.6 and either the kendo-bootstrap LESS theme which is compatible with the Bootstrap v3 theme that is currently distributed in the Microsoft templates or the kendo.default theme. Here are all the results:

1) The built-in Microsoft MVC Web Application 

<package id="Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc" version="5.2.4" targetFramework="net462" />
<package id="bootstrap" version="3.3.7" targetFramework="net462" />

2) Blank Telerik MVC application

<package id="Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc" version="5.2.6" targetFramework="net462" />
<package id="bootstrap" version="3.3.2" targetFramework="net462" />
  
Complemented by kendo.bootstrap theme
  
<link href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2019.1.115/styles/kendo.bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

3) Basic Telerik MVC application

<package id="bootstrap" version="3.3.2" targetFramework="net462" />
<package id="Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc" version="5.2.6" targetFramework="net462" />
 
Complemented by the kendo default theme:
 
<link href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2019.1.115/styles/kendo.common.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2019.1.115/styles/kendo.default.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

4) Grid and Menu Telerik MVC application

<package id="Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc" version="5.2.6" targetFramework="net462" />
<package id="bootstrap" version="3.3.2" targetFramework="net462" />
 
Complemented by kendo material theme
 
<link href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2019.1.115/styles/kendo.material.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

We have plans to update the bootstrap theme to the SASS Bootstrap v4 theme for the creation of new projects in our next major release, however, it is a private task and I cannot share it with you at present. 

In addition to that, I also checked whether the Convert project tool will be enhanced to include the SASS themes (like Bootstrap v4) and I found no such feature logged. Would you like me to log one on your behalf in our Feedback Portal?

Look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind Regards,
Alex Hajigeorgieva
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