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Sep 15, 2016

Progress Embraces Latest Programming Frameworks, Including Angular 2, ASP.NET Core, Universal Windows Platform and Xamarin

Release of Telerik DevCraft R3 2016 brings new offerings and updates important to modern application development

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the latest release of Telerik® DevCraft™ by Progress suite, the most complete UI toolbox for web, mobile and desktop development. The capabilities in the new release support the latest advancements in application development, including Angular 2, ASPNET Core 1.0 and Universal Windows Platform.

Kendo UI for Angular 2—New UI Suite
Progress has worked closely with the Angular team at Google to be one of the first organizations to support the latest advancements in Angular. With today's release, the Telerik® Kendo UI® by Progress product now supports Angular 2 to easily produce beautiful responsive web apps. With the Kendo UI for Angular 2 suite (beta), developers will find most essential UI building blocks for native and responsive ng2 web applications, including a grid component, data visualization components, buttons and form elements.

Each component has been built natively for Angular 2 from the ground up, and is designed specifically for Angular 2, without any jQuery dependencies. Just like Angular 2, Kendo UI for Angular is written in TypeScript, distributed as NPM packages, and semantically versioned. This enables out-of-the-box, auto-completion in IDEs such as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and WebStorm.

"Angular 2 offers a lot of great new features, so I'm excited to hear that Kendo UI is being re-written to target it," said Dan Wahlin, Founder, Wahlin Consulting. "By taking advantage of advances in JavaScript/TypeScript and the component-based model in Angular 2, the process of integrating Kendo UI components into Angular 2 apps will be a snap for developers."

UI for ASP.NET Core—New UI Suite
With Kendo UI, Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC by Progress and Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX by Progress products, Progress has been long recognized as offering the most advanced responsive web UI on the market. Moreover, the company provides such functionality for all popular web platforms—HTML5, Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, PHP and JSP.

Progress continues to add support for Microsoft's newest frameworks by introducing the most complete UI suite for ASP.NET Core development shortly after the official ASP.NET Core 1.0 release announcement. With this release, early adopters of ASP.NET Core have access to the most advanced UI toolset on the market, with more than 60 quality widgets based on the Kendo UI for jQuery product, which allow them to build responsive web and cloud applications for any platform and browser. The new suite will be added to the Kendo UI Complete product and to all DevCraft bundles.

Additional Advancements in Telerik DevCraft by Progress R3 2016

  • Telerik® UI for Xamarin by Progress now offers support for Universal Windows Platform, making it one of the first Xamarin.Forms suites to support developing Android, iOS and UWP apps with a single C# codebase. Additional mobile UI tool advancements include new UIs and improvements across UI for UWP, Windows Universal, iOS and Android, some of which are new layout, data entry and data visualizations components.
  • UI for ASP.NET AJAX now comes with new CheckBoxList and RadioButtonList components, new Bullet Chart and Vertical Box Plot chart types and a modernized Sales Dashboard demo with responsive UI based on Bootstrap, which works on a wide range of devices.
  • The RichTextBox component for Telerik® UI for WPF by Progress and Telerik® UI for Silverlight by Progress has been enhanced with document merging functionality, continuous section breaks and support for adjacent dictionary formats, including those from Microsoft and Open Office. UI for WPF also features the new Office 2016 theme, new Cartesian 3D Chart and a PasswordBox control, plus improvements in GridView, PivotGrid, ComboBox and Map controls.
  • Telerik® UI for WinForms by Progress now includes an industry-first tool for converting legacy WinForms applications to modern UI for WinForms applications, as well as a new, highly customizable Map component.
  • Telerik® Reporting by Progress offers built-in support for printing on continuous paper, and interactive and exportable Table of Contents (ToC). In addition, Progress has improved its rendering performance by 25 percent.
  • The Report Server offers a full set of RESTful APIs, giving developers full access to the Report Server for making it an integrated part of any line-of-business (LOB) solution.

"We know that developers require the latest and greatest innovations, particularly in response to the demands of the digital age, and we deliver them, time and again," said Marina Hristova, Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Telerik DevTools, Progress. "Our DevCraft offering provides the most complete UI bundle for .NET, jQuery, Angular 1, Angular 2, React, Bootstrap, PHP, JSP and Xamarin developers—covering all major development platforms for building and modernizing business applications."

For more details about the latest release of Telerik DevCraft by Progress suite, and to download a free trial, please visit

Progress will host a webinar October 11, outlining details of the new Kendo UI release. To register for this informative session, click here.

Progress will also host a webinar October 25, covering the details of the new DevCraft release. To register for this session, click here.

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global leader in application development, empowering the digital transformation organizations need to create and sustain engaging user experiences in today's evolving marketplace. With offerings spanning web, mobile and data for on-premise and cloud environments, Progress powers startups and industry titans worldwide, promoting success one customer at a time. Learn about Progress at or 1-781-280-4000.

Progress, Telerik, Kendo UI, and DevCraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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