September 20, 2017

Progress Continues to Drive Innovation and Investment in .NET with New Telerik Tools and .NET Foundation Contribution

Support for .NET Core 2.0, first-to-market Xamarin tools, and completion of its code donation to the .NET Foundation underscore Progress' commitment to .NET developer productivity

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), today announced the release of a series of new components within the Telerik product portfolio, as well as details on its donation to the .NET Foundation, and participation in Microsoft .NET Conf, taking place Sept. 19-21.

"As a vendor and active participant within the .NET community, it's our responsibility to continue to innovate," said Faris Sweis, SVP & General Manager Developer Tooling Business, Progress. "For us that means offering our customers and partners the most cutting-edge powerful controls to build modern, engaging user interfaces (UIs) for mobile, web and desktop applications."

Progress® Telerik® UI Toolbox
Microsoft developers trust Progress to provide them with high performance, modern Telerik® UI libraries for their web, mobile and desktop apps - supporting both cutting edge and older technologies. Available today, the latest release of Telerik UI libraries offers a series of new and innovative components dedicated to improving developer productivity, and enabling them to build a high performance, high quality user experience (UX).

  • .NET Core 2.0 Support - Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core is one of the first UI tools to offer built-in support for .NET Core 2.0. .NET Core is the cross-platform, open source, modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications for Windows, Linux and macOS.
  • Xamarin.Forms Tools - Telerik UI for Xamarin is the first UI tool to offer predefined themes to be implemented with the new built-in theming mechanism in Xamarin. This mechanism enables developers to easily include, modify or change a theme within a Xamarin.Form project. This is a highly-requested feature for businesses looking for consistency and brand compliance across mobile applications.

    In addition, a wide range of developers requested desktop functionality for mobile development. With today's release, the CTP of the Telerik UI for Xamarin DataGrid control is now available. Built with performance in mind, the CTP enables CRUD and data operations including sorting, filtering and grouping as standard.
  • Document Processing - The Telerik desktop UI suites now offer a PDF Viewer control to enable PDF signing, filling and saving features. Developers no longer need to purchase multiple third-party tools and benefit from faster and easier document processing.

Finally, for those working with legacy code or more mature technologies, Progress has released sought-after feature enhancements, including the PDF signing, filing and saving capabilities mentioned above, as well as memory consumption optimization in the reporting tools and accessibility standards across the full portfolio of controls, in accordance with latest government accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0).

"As a consultant tasked with building a multitude of mobile applications, I have a number of clients who are very excited about the DataGrid capabilities in Telerik UI for Xamarin, as it is a very big deal for many businesses," Scott Peterson, Chief Solution Architect, Liquid Daffodil. "This is one of many examples in which Progress has stayed ahead of the curve - ensuring its customers have the best tools in the market at their fingertips. It is also why Progress Telerik is my choice for .NET app development."

Community Support
In February Progress announced its participation in the .NET Foundation and its intent to open source and donate the Telerik UI for UWP platform, which consists of 20+ UI for Universal Windows Platform controls. Progress is proud to announce the completion of that donation and its ongoing support of the .NET Foundation.

Progress will be an active participant in the Microsoft .NET Conf, taking place Sept. 19-21. Produced by Microsoft and the .NET community, the conference kicks-off a season of community and partner-driven Microsoft-focused events. As part of this effort, the Telerik UI for Xamarin team and Microsoft will host ".NET Conf - Xamarin Edition," a series of in-person events in cities around North America. Further details on dates and locations will be forthcoming.

For more information about the latest release of the Progress Telerik tools, please visit http://www.telerik.com.

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organization. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or +1-800-477-6473.

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