Release History

2018 R3 (2018-09-12)

Notification Component

The new Notification Component provides Angular developers with a customizable popup that can appear anywhere in their application. The component comes baked with several default types, as well as template functionality to expand on the number of scenarios that can be covered.

Chart Updates

With R3 2018 the Angular Charts now support the ability to define where axis labels should be positioned within a chart.

Grid Features

The Grid also had functionality added to it for R3 2018, namely:

2018 R2 (2018-05-16)

Conversational UI

As a part of an initiative to help developers add cognitive behaviors to their applications, we introduced the Conversational UI (aka chat bot) component with R2 2018.

Angular 6 Support

Right before the official R2 2018 release date, the Angular team dropped Angular v6. Of course, this means that Kendo UI for Angular is now compatible with Angular v6!

ng add Support

ng add is a new command that easily allows for adding components to Angular applications through the Angular CLI. With this release we also added official support for using the ng add command with Kendo UI for Angular.

New Components

These are the new components that were added with the R2 2018 release:

Grid Features

The Grid also received a few new features, including:

PWA & Electron

With this release we shipped a sample project and accompanying documentation resources for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).

We also wanted to cover developers looking to work with Electron to create cross-platform desktop applications with Kendo UI. Here is a sample application along with documentation for building Electron applications with Kendo UI.

2018 R1 (2018-01-17)

Angular 5 Support

Between R3 of 2017 and R1 of 2018 Angular 5.x.x officially dropped and, as a part of our continued support for Angular, we made sure that all of our components work with Angular 5.x.x.

New Components

R1 2018 brings a whole set of brand new components to use in Angular applications, namely:

Grid Features

Being one of the most important components in the suite, we continue to add features to our Angular Grid. For R1 2018 we added the following features:

Form Components

Continuing to expand on features for our form elements the MultiSelect component now supports a summary tag as well as custom values.

2017 R3 (2017-09-13)

Initial Support for Material Theme

R3 2017 adds the first implementation of the Material theme for the Kendo UI components. While not all components can be styled yet, there are quite a few that can take advantage of this new theme.

As a part of our support for Material we decided to not just style the components, but take things to the next level. With this in mind we also introduced a new component, Ripple to ensure that developers can take advantage of this visual aspect of Material throughout all of their UI components, not just Kendo UI elements.

Grid Features

The Grid received a lot of attention during this release with multiple new features being added:

New Components

We also introduced a few new components to the suite, including:

PDF Export

One of the more popular framework items from the jQuery edition of Kendo UI is the ability to export components and generic HTML to PDF. With that in mind we introduced the PDF export feature of Kendo UI for Angular with this release.

2017 R2 (2017-05-03)

This is the first official release of Kendo UI for Angular. All versions of the current packages are set to v1.0.0. Future versions will follow the semantic versioning rules.

RC.1 (2017-04-21)

The RC.1 is the second release candidate and the last prerelease version of Kendo UI for Angular. It includes substantial improvements and new features of the major components, support for Angular 4, Bootstrap 4 theme (beta), support for right-to-left languages and localization.

Angular 4 Support

All Kendo UI for Angular packages are compatible with Angular 4. We recommend upgrading to Angular 4 since it is a long-term support version with 18 months ahead of it.

How About Angular 2?

In case you cannot upgrade to Angular 4, you can install the last Angular 2 compatible versions of the packages with the @ng2 tag.

npm install --save @progress/kendo-angular-grid@ng2

If you face any troubles while upgrading your project to Angular 4, check GitHub issue #469.

New Grid Features

The Grid is the most frequently used component from the entire UI suite. Given that, it was the primary focus of our development effort for RC.1. The features introduced since RC.0 are:

If you are migrating an existing ASP.NET MVC project, you can reuse the existing data services. For more information, check the respective help article.

Form Components

While the Grid is the necessity and the frame for any CRUD scenario, the form components are the bricks that allow users to interact with the data. To facilitate that, RC.1 includes the DateInput, Calendar, and DatePicker components.

The Kendo UI Default theme also includes styling options for the built-in browser form elements (INPUT, TEXTAREA, and other).

Bootstrap 4 Theme

The new Bootstrap 4 theme allows Kendo UI for Angular to blend in and complement the basic Bootstrap 4 components. The new Sass Theme Builder allows you to visually tweak the custom variables used by the theme and see how they affect the look of the components in real time.

DataViz

In addition to the extensive amount of chart series types,
the Chart package now includes the Sparkline and the StockChart components.

RTL and Localization

Kendo UI for Angular allows easy translation of the Kendo UI components' messages through the Angular i18n framework or through message attributes. Support for RTL is available through the RTL provider.

RC.0 (2017-01-18)

The RC release aims to be production-ready, which means that we don’t plan to ship major breaking changes of the public API afterwards. Just like Angular, the component packages will follow the semantic versioning specification.

Our biggest priority with this release was full coverage of the framework features:

In addition to that, we shipped four new components:

The Grid now supports editing and grouping.

Beta.0 (2016-09-14)

The initial release of Kendo UI for Angular laid the foundation of and articulated our vision for the product. We shipped 15 essential UI components, built from the ground up for Angular 2 on the same date the Angular team announced that Angular 2 was final.

The release included many of the essentials necessary for building a modern line-of-business UI:

Blog post: Announcing Kendo UI for Angular 2 (R3 2016)