When will IE6 support go away?

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  1. Mike
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    Posted 28 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    With the latest quarterly release of ASP.NET Ajax, Telerik dropped support for ASP.NET 2.0. We'd like to understand ahead of time what Telerik's plans are for continued support for IE6? We'd all love it if corporate users would finally ditch a 9-year-old browser, but users are users.... So, in short, when will Telerik stop supporting IE6 with their new releases?


    - Mike Oliver
  2. Sebastian
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    Posted 02 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Mike,

    We would also be quite happy to see the old IE 6 browser retired and will drop its support as soon as Microsoft decides to discontinue it (see this page for reference). Unfortunately at this point we are not sure when this will happen and cannot provide an estimate. Nevertheless we strongly recommend upgrading at least to IE 7 in the near future.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team

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  3. John Nunn
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    Posted 25 May 2011 Link to this post

    At present support for Windows XP will end in April 2014. Microsoft have an official Countdown Gadget available..
  4. lantram
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    Posted 13 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Microsoft created this web site to help promote the demise of IE6: http://www.ie6countdown.com/
  5. Craig
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    Posted 05 Feb 2012 Link to this post


    I agree with Mike on this. When will IE6 support just go away?

    Why does Telerik need to continue to add IE6 support on latest products? With all of the Telerik releases that currently support this "browser" I think you guys are covered. Are you really seeing a ton of sales from China/India that still have 25% IE6 usage? I don't even think IE6 can take advantage of the best stuff you build into your controls.

    My question is, how much smaller and performant would the Telerik controls be without the legacy browser support?

    I would love to get a disto that supports only the modern browsers (including IE9). I would even be willing to pay a bit more for it :). As a dev I no longer will build anything that has to support IE6 and I charge double for IE7 support. It just bothers me a bit that I have to drop a huge .dll on the server that I know has a ton of code that I don't ever need/want to use.

    On the plus side, your controls are awesome. I love using them and they have made me much more productive. One client even called me "magical". I didn't tell him that I was just flipping a few switches on your controls :) to get what he wanted. This is partly what is difficult about this issue. We all know deep down that the web and all of us would be so much better off if everything "IE6" just went away.

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