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KendoReact

Roadmap

Coming in 2024

We are pleased to announce our updated product release schedule, aiming to increase the frequency in which we deliver value to you.  Here is the timeline for our upcoming major releases this year:

  • 2024 Q1 Release - Month: February
  • 2024 Q2 Release - Month: May
  • 2024 Q3 Release - Month: August
  • 2024 Q4 Release - Month: November

In addition to the major releases, we will continue to deliver incremental improvements through our 6-week release cadence.

The KendoReact Team is excited to announce the roadmap for new components and features on our list for release. Most of them will be available as early as February with our Q1 release. 

Feedback from our customers is a big piece of these plans. The KendoReact components have evolved to what they are today thanks to feedback from folks like you. Feel free to share your plans, requirements, and ideas for what you would like to see next in the KendoReact library by posting in our feedback portal.   

The items below are what we feel comfortable announcing today, but there is more on our radar. Check back periodically for updates. 

KendoReact

A11Y Keyboard Navigation Improvements

Improvement

Enhance accessibility with refined keyboard navigation. Effortlessly scroll through chart elements using your keyboard, making your visualizations more accessible and user-friendly. 

 

React 19 Support Upon Official Release

Improvement

We are committed to staying current with the latest technologies, and with the official release of React 19, KendoReact will fully support all its new features. This ensures that your applications can leverage the latest improvements and innovations in the React ecosystem, providing you with cutting-edge tools and capabilities for building modern web applications.

A11Y Keyboard Navigation Accessibility Enhancements

Improvement

We are enhancing the accessibility of all our components to ensure full compliance with a11y standards. This includes comprehensive keyboard navigation support and resolving some outstanding issues related to WAI-ARIA guidelines. These improvements make our components more accessible to users with disabilities, ensuring a more inclusive user experience and broadening the potential audience for your applications.

KendoReact Grid with Server Components functionality

New component

With the release of React 19, we are introducing KendoReact Grid with server components functionality. React Server Components allow for server-side rendering and caching, improving performance by reducing client-side data fetching and rendering workload. Benefits include enhanced data fetching efficiency, improved security by keeping sensitive data server-side, and performance optimizations through caching and streaming. This functionality also boosts initial page load speed, SEO, and social media shareability, making your applications faster and more user-friendly.

Data Grid Enhancements

Improvement

Our Data Grid component is receiving two major enhancements: responsive columns and built-in print functionality. Responsive columns will allow the grid to automatically adjust column visibility based on the browser window's width, ensuring an optimal display on any device. The built-in print functionality will enable users to print the grid content alone, either by hiding irrelevant page content with print CSS or by printing a separate page with just the grid. These features enhance usability and provide greater flexibility in data presentation and reporting.

Enhancements to Charts

Improvement

We are introducing several enhancements to our charting capabilities, designed to improve data visualization and accessibility. Users can now apply patterns in chart rendering, adding a new dimension of visual distinction to data points. In scenarios where no data is available, charts will display No Data label, ensuring clarity and user awareness.

Further enhancing accessibility, we have improved the Sankey diagram with keyboard navigation for nodes and links, as well as right-to-left support. These updates ensure our charts are not only visually appealing but also inclusive and accessible to all users, reinforcing our commitment to delivering comprehensive and user-friendly data visualization tools.

Storybook Integration

Improvement

In the coming months, we embark on the Storybook integration journey. Kick-start your documentation efforts as our integration with Storybook unfolds. Design your components effortlessly as part of a cohesive design system. 

We will start with the 5-10 most used KendoReact components. Stay tuned for these exciting updates as we continue to enhance and elevate your experience with our software product! 

Telerik and Kendo UI Design Kits for Figma Upgrade!

Improvement

A significant overhaul to our Figma UI Kits is on the way! Central to these updates is the introduction of a rich variables library, seamlessly integrated with our design system. This library includes dynamic color, spacing, and radii variables, ensuring consistency and flexibility across your designs. Additionally, we're enhancing our Typography and Elevation systems to provide even more design possibilities. Dark mode enthusiasts will rejoice as we introduce Dark mode options, complemented by common theme color swatches. Our file structure has been revamped for improved organization, making it easier than ever to find what you need. Stay tuned for the addition of new components, including updates aligned with MS Fluent 2. Detailed component descriptions and improved color contrast are planned later in the year. Get ready for a smoother, more efficient design workflow with our upcoming Kendo and Telerik UI kits for Figma upgrade!

Color System Evolution

Improvement

We are introducing a new unified color system across all Kendo themes, ensuring a shared palette of colors. This enhancement will foster consistency and efficiency in styling across various themes, while also decreasing the size of theme files. For additional details, refer to our blog post.

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