Monday, 24 January 2022 11:24

Progress updates UI libraries


Software company Progress has launched the R1 2022 release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI .NET and JavaScript UI libraries.

The release is said to deliver powerful new UI components and advanced features for .Net and JavaScript, and is said to be the largest truly native UI component suites for Blazor, Angular and React.

Also included are REPL Playgrounds for Blazor and ASP.Net Core (for developing code in a browser), support for .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 across all Telerik UI tools, new components in the design kits for Figma, and theme improvements to the .NET and JavaScript libraries.

New components in Telerik UI for Blazor include Map, Heatmap, File Select, QR Code, Color Picker, Color Gradient, Flat Color Picker and Dialog. Data Grid has gained additional customisation options when exporting data to Excel, enhanced built-in editing for large grids and multiple validation modes.

Telerik UI for WinUI now includes the Buttons component, while Telerik UI for .Net MAUI has 13 new components, including ListView, MaskedEntry, and TabView, as well as a new sample application for cryptocurrencies.

.Net 6 is supported across all relevant Telerik UI libraries and tools, and Visual Studio 2022 is supported by all Telerik products except Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition.

Enhancements and new components for .Net web, mobile and desktop development are included with Telerik UI for ASP.Net MVC, Telerik UI for ASP.Net Core, Telerik UI for ASP.Net Ajax, Telerik UI for Xamarin, Telerik UI for WPF, Telerik UI for WinForms, Telerik Reporting, Telerik JustMock and Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition.

The release includes more than 25 new components for the Kendo UI JavaScript libraries, theme improvements, and support for Angular 13.

Kendo UI for Angular now features a Filter component for building complex data queries, along with new Popover, Barcode and QR Code components, theme improvements, and multiple UI enhancements.

KendoReact's new components include FlatColorPicker, Drag and Drop Utilities and ExpansionPanel, and PivotGrid has been updated to able to load local data. Many other components have been enhanced, Progress pointed out.

Kendo UI for Vue features 15 new native components, including Filter, Toolbar, Menu, Gauge, Loader, Editor, Drawer, Stepper, DateRangePicker, Switch, TextArea and Tooltip.

Kendo UI for jQuery includes a new and improved PivotGrid and an Avatar component, plus a new sample application.

"With this release, the new productivity enhancements we're providing place more power in the hands of teams to design and build functional and compelling apps faster." said Progress general manager of developer tools Loren Jarrett.

"We're proud to be able to help our developer community continue to push the envelope of productivity and quality, and this release is the next step in that journey."

The Telerik and Kendo UI R1 2022 release is available immediately.

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