Telerik Unveils New Line of UI Extensions for ASP.NET MVC, Support for Silverlight 3

Telerik Unveils New Line of UI Extensions for ASP.NET MVC, Support for Silverlight 3

Telerik, a provider of .NET development tools and solutions, announced Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC, its new line of UI extensions for ASP.NET MVC, which is available now as a Community Technology Preview (CTP). Additionally Telerik announced that its newest version of RadControls for Microsoft Silverlight 2, released on July 6, also supports Microsoft Silverlight 3.

Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC enhances ASP.NET MVC functionality by delivering a server-based UI extension framework that integrates with client-side UI modules based on the jQuery JavaScript library. This first CTP lays the foundation for the new UI extension framework and offers an opening look at a number of UI components that leverage and build upon jQueryUI, including Accordion, Slider, Tab, DatePicker, and Progress Bar.

"We are the first provider to ship a purpose-built UI suite that fully leverages the advantages of Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC framework," said Vassil Terziev, co-CEO of Telerik. "By developing native architecture from the ground up that is tailored specifically to the ASP.NET MVC environment, we avoid many of the pitfalls associated with non-native controls that have their roots in WebForms. Instead, we are providing a model that is perfectly mated to the MVC platform."

The new release is also notable because it marks the first time that any of Telerik's technologies will be made available under an open source license. Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC will be offered under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL), the OSI-approved license used in the distribution of the ASP.NET MVC framework. Under this license, developers can freely use and redistribute the Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC in all projects, both commercial and open source. A commercial license that includes support will also be available.

You can view online demos highlighting capabilities and functionality of the Telerik ASP.NET MVC Extensions CTP at http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc. To learn more and download the CTP builds, go to http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-mvc.aspx.

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