What's New R3 2023

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New Component: React Pyramid Chart

The KendoReact Pyramid Chart visualizes data within a pyramidal structure organized into horizontal segments. The specific chart shape facilitates a different size for each section, effectively illustrating the hierarchy of topics based on the width of each section.  

See the React Pyramid Chart demo  

New Component: React OrgChart

The new KendoReact OrgChart enables users to easily view and interact with an organizational structure (e.g. navigate to specific people or positions of interest). The chart features a tree-like arrangement where users can edit the individual items, change the item's parent, or group the nodes within the tree. It is ideal showcasing team memberships and reporting structures. 

See the React OrgChart demo  

OrgChart overview

React Grid: Tabbed Column Menu and Selection Aggregates

The KendoReact Data Grid now offers a tabbed column menu, offering improved flexibility and a better user experience when managing column settings within the grid.  

See the React Grid Tabbed Column Menu demo 

The Selection Aggregates, on the other hand, enable you to select single or multiple cells or rows withing the grid and calculate different metrics based on the selected data. This feature enables you to get a quick snapshot of key aggregates for the selected data. You can utilize the built-in approach and display the metrics at the bottom of the Grid or create your own elements to present the data as needed.  

See the React Grid Selection Aggregates demo

Grid Selection Aggregates

React GridHelper

The new GridHelper enhances the capabilities of KendoReact Data Grid by providing a built-in feature for data operations, common functionalities, and extensive customization options for end-users, such as column hiding and PDF/Excel export and more. 

See the React GridHelper demo 


Grid Control Panel

React Spreadsheet: Multiple Enhancements

The KendoReact SpreadSheet continues to evolve and improve. Based on your feedback, we're introducing a range of new features in this release, including:

  • Еnhanced editing and formatting tools
  • Ability to create custom functions
  • Support for error handling 

See the React Spreadsheet Custom Functions demo 

React SpreadSheet Formatting and Editing

React Charts: Trendlines

The KendoReact Charts now support Trendlines – automatically generated indicators that illustrate data trends over time. The linear trendline, for example, demonstrates if a particular quantity is increasing or decreasing over time. The moving average trendline, on the other hand, is used to smooth out the variations in data by averaging all points in a certain period of time.  

See the React Charts Trendlines demo 

Trendline Overview

React Charts: Drill Down to More Detailed Data

he KendoReact Charts are now enriched with a drill-down functionality, enabling users to deep dive into specific data. With the drill-down feature, users can easily click on a specific chart element, such as bar or pie segment, and navigate to a detailed view containing more information about the selected item (e.g. breakdown by product).  

See the React Charts Drill-down demo

Charts Drilldown

React Gantt: Redesigned Popup Edit Form

We have redesigned the KendoReact Gantt Chart’s popup editor for a better experience. You now have more options when editing tasks, dependencies, and resources.   

See the React Gantt Chart Editing demo 

Gantt - Popup Editing

React Editor: Table and Cell Settings Panel

With the latest update, you can benefit from seamless control over your table design and accessibility options within the component. The new enhancements include:  

  • Table wizard with multiple options for easy table customization 

  •  Enhanced accessibility tab with different customization options 

  •  Cell properties dialog for easy customized of the different cell settings  

See the React Editor Table Editing demo 

Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Editor Table Wizard

React Timeline: Horizontal Mode

Now you have the flexibility to display the timeline events horizontally for a neat, structured view, and optimal use of the page space.   

See the React Timeline Horizontal Mode demo 

TimeLine Horizontal mode

React Timeline: Keyboard Navigation

The React Timeline component is now enhanced with keyboard navigation capability, enabling users to easily navigate between the timeline items. This addition enhances the component’s usability and accessibility, ensuring a smooth user experience for all users.  

See the React Timeline Keyboard Navigation demo 


keyboard navigation

React Form Enhancement: Wizard Form

Now you have the flexibility to utilize a Wizard Form – a multi-step form consisting of one or more steps, each containing a set of controls and the ability to have its own layout. It enables users to enter their information in a few steps, leading to a more user-friendly experience and higher conversion rates.  

See the React Wizard Form demo 

Wizard Form

React DropDowns: Support for Disabled Items

The KendoReact DropDown components now provide the possibility to disable certain items. Once an item is disabled, it cannot be selected as a value for the component, but it might still remain focusable or non-focusable when navigating through the items using the keyboard. 

See the React DropDownList Disabled Items demo as an example 

Disabled Items in React DropDownList component

React Breadcrumb: Sizing

The React Breadcrumb component now enables you to choose between several predefined options (small, medium and large) to change its size.  

See the React Breadcrumb Size demo 


React Map: Pin Icons SVG Rendering

The KendoReact Map component now enables you to easily incorporate custom SVG icons to pinpoint specific locations on your map, thereby enhancing the customization of your mapping experience.  

Accessibility Improvements Across Telerik and Kendo UI

We continue our efforts to improve the overall accessibility of Telerik and Kendo UI web components, now ensuring compliance with WAI-ARIA, Section 508, WCAG, including the just released WCAG 2.2 standard.  Being compliant with the new WCAG 2.2 standard means that Telerik and Kendo UI products have covered the mandatory requirements for Minimum Target Size and Navigable Guidelines through default theme accessibility swatch and large size of our components. To meet the Dragging Movement Criteria, we have flexible APIs or built-in functionality. ​Check out the blog post highlighting what’s new in WCAG 2.2.  


Keyboard Navigation Utilities

Now you can benefit from a new utility component designed to streamline accessibility. Now you can easily integrate keyboard navigation into any component, including custom ones, ensuring enhanced accessibility across your entire React app.  


Strict Content Security Policy (CSP) Compliance

One of our goals in 2023 was to improve the Telerik and Kendo UI products’ quality, theming mechanism, and Content Security Policy (CSP) compliance. What strict CSP app settings do is prevent hackers from using HTML injection flaws to force the browser to execute a malicious script. This policy is especially effective against cross-site scripting attacks​. Here is what we did so far to ensure strict CSP compliance in Kendo UI for Angular:  


  • With R1 2023, we introduced and started incorporating SVG icons into the Kendo UI products.  

  • With R2 2023, we changed the default type of icons in the Kendo UI libraries and components from font to SVG.  

  • Now with R3 2023, we’re extracting the Font icons as a separate package and detaching the inline font declaration from the Kendo UI themes.  

The themes will continue to support both font and SVG icons in components, thus allowing you to decide which type of icons to take advantage of. However, using the font icons will require a separate stylesheet to be referenced by clients.  

This third and last step allows us to provide customers with a more secure and efficient icon system and the option to load and reference only needed resources.  

Check out the dedicated blog post to find more information on the strategy for improving Telerik and Kendo UI web component libraries by moving from font to SVG icons.  

Enhanced Design System Documentation

One of the key release items in R2 2023 was the launch of a dedicated Design System documentation site, which offers a wide range of resources, design assets and front-end documentation specifically tailored for the Telerik and Kendo UI libraries. With R3 2023, we have expanded Design System Support by having more components like MultiSelectTree, DateInput, ChipList, Window, Dialog, Editor, ListView, ListBox, MultiColumnComboBox, Filter, etc. meticulously detailed in the Design System documentation. 

Our ongoing dedication is to expand this site further, aiming to provide you with all the necessary tools to craft seamless and visually captivating digital experiences and design systems utilizing the power of Telerik and Kendo UI component libraries

Design System Documentation

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