R2 2018 introduces the brand new Conversational UI (Chat Bot) component. This component is intended to be used with various chat bot services and should serve any developer looking to add some cognitive features to their applications. Some of the main features include:
As of today we are offering a version of this component for:
So no matter which Kendo UI flavor you're working with you can now work with this new component!
With the R2 2018 release we have delivered the top-most voted feedback item to our list of UI components: the DropDownTree.
This provides the best of the TreeView component (e.g. the hierarchical data representation) with the compactness of a DropDown.
With this release we added additional support for the v4 edition of the OData protocol. With R2 2018 we officially support hierarchical data through OData.
As a part of our commitment to help developers take advantage of cloud services along with Kendo UI we created several resources of this effort we put together several demos and, including:
The dependency-free React UI component library, Kendo UI for React, received a whole slew of new components. These include:
On top of this we have provided some very important framework items as well.
The Grid, one of the favorites of the React library, was beefed up with this release by adding the following features:
Finally, with the R2 2018 release all React components can be themed with Material on top of the existing Bootstrap v4 and Kendo UI Default styles.
Kendo UI for Angular also received quite a lot of new components for you to check out! These help expand the already growing list of Angular components and of course existing components have received additional features.
The new components include:
Of course, as with any of our releases, the Grid component got some additional new features including:
We also ensured that Kendo UI for Angular fully supports Angular v6.
Finally, with this release all Kendo UI for Angular UI components, including the Grid, have full support for the Material theme!
The Vue.js library received the Conversational UI component like the other suites.
The Vue.js library now also has official support for Vuex - the most popular solution for state management in Vue.js.
We also added the new component from Kendo UI, the DropDownTree, in the Vue library. As the name indicates, this component combines the power of a hierarchical structure of items all within a DropDown.
Progressive Web Apps are becoming more and more powerful and bridging the gap between responsive web apps and native mobile applications. Thanks to the adaptive and responsive behaviors of the Kendo UI components you can easily create a web application that works just as well on a mobile device as it does on a desktop browser.
To help ensure that developers are able to create PWAs either with their new applications, or existing applications, we have created several sample applications and resources around building PWAs with many of the flavors of Kendo UI, including:
On a similar note we created several sample applications and resources around cross-platform desktop development through Electron - a framework behind some of our favorite apps that we use in our day-to-day. Today we offer these resources for:
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