August 16, 2006
What’s New in RadControls Q2 2006
Optimized rendering: Telerik navigation controls now implement a highly efficient semantic rendering, which uses list items and CSS instead of tables. As a result the HTML output is reduced by up to 70%, which dramatically improves performance.
Skins: RadControls suite is now shipped with a consistent set of skins that allow you to easily build slick interfaces with the look-and-feel of Windows XP, Office, Visual Studio, etc. The skin of every control can be easily switched using a single property.
Embedded Web Resources: auxiliary files (scripts, images, CSS, etc.) are now implemented as Embedded Web Resources in ASP.NET 2.0 for an effortless deployment process.
New Major Versions in this release:
Benefits of the Telerik RadAjax framework
AJAX-enable any existing or new application, regardless of its level of complexity
Don't have to know in details how AJAX works
Don't have to make any modification to your application
Controls comprising the Telerik RadAjax framework
Features of the Telerik RadAjax framework
Works with any standard ASP.NET controls and most 3rd party controls
Support for .NET 1.x and 2.0
Preservation of the page life-cycle
Proper handling of the ASP.NET ViewState and EventValidation
Persistence of form values
Support for ASP.NET Client Validation
1. Attach a progress area to <input type=file> element - RadProgressArea can now be used with the standard <input type=file> elements without the presence of RadUpload on the page. Developers may find this scenario useful when they want to create a completely custom upload form user interface.
2. New RadProgressManager control - is used for monitoring the form submission progress and updating the progress areas on the page.
3. Monitor any measurable server process - Thanks to the new RadProgressManager you can use the progress area to monitor not only file uploads but also any time consuming tasks on the server such as heavy calculations, database queries, etc.
4. Multiple progress areas - The developers can now put any number of progress areas on a page.
5. Custom progress areas with templates - RadProgressArea contains a ProgressTemplate property, which can be used to fully customize its content and style. For example you can rearrange the progress elements or create your own progress bar.
6. Reduced server load - RadUpload now features a new HttpHandler specially designed for monitoring the process and updating its progress. As a result upon a request for progress update the server does not pass through the complete page lifecycle as this is not needed. This significantly reduces the server load and data transfer.
7. Both RadProgressArea and RadProgressManager provide rich API for client-side customization.
New Key Updates in this release:
New Updates in this release:
Changes and Backwards Compatibility