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AppDev asked on 23 Aug 2019, 05:41 PM

Hi all,

 

So for a good long time (A few years) I have been trying to get a telerik example to work.

I have follow the tutorials here and even tried to follow items on Plural site and other resources and 

they are all so very confusing. 

Let me ask this for clarity 

 

I am reading this example

Creating Applications
This article demonstrates how to use Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC in ASP.NET MVC 5 applications.

https://docs.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/getting-started/asp-net-mvc-5

 

 

Why do the instruction tell the user to copy element of kendo into your contents and scripts folders and 

then in the next few steps have your reference the CDN links??

Why are we being asked to copy elements to the scripts folder but the application uses information else where?

COuld this be why my datepicker does not work? Do we do both steps or do we do just one?

 

 

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answered on 27 Aug 2019, 03:19 PM
Hi Christopher,

Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC requires certain JavaScript and CSS files to be included in the page. You have the options to either include a local copy of those files or use the Kendo UI CDN services. Both are not needed so you can choose the option that works best for your case project.

A CDN is a way to deliver content from your website or mobile application to people more quickly and efficiently, based on their geographic location. A CDN is made up of a network of servers in locations all over the world. A CDN allows for the quick transfer of assets needed for loading Internet content including HTML pages, javascript files, stylesheets, images, and videos.

In case your application runs offline or you do not want to use a CDN, you could locally host the Kendo UI JavaScript and CSS files. But it is again completely up to your case scenario.

Once you have added Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC (locally or CDN), include the required JavaScript and CSS files, reference the Kendo.Mvc.dll assembly and update the web.config file of the application. Following the steps in the Getting Started article up until the end will ensure you have a ASP.NET MVC 5 application using Kendo UI.

Regarding the not working widget, could you please provide us with a sample where the issue occurs? We will examine it and let you know exactly why the widget is not initialized correctly.

Hope the above helps.
 
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Nikolay
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