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Progress rolls out software release for Telerik and Kendo UI
Tue, 24th Jan 2023
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Progress, the trusted provider of application development and infrastructure software, has announced the R1 2023 release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI, two powerful .NET and JavaScript UI libraries for app development available.

With this release, Progress is continuing its commitment to support developers in building engaging and inclusive digital experiences across all platforms.

Progress arms developers with advanced customisation and accessibility functionality across all Telerik and Kendo UI libraries to help them create user interfaces that are built to serve the needs of all users.

The recently launched Progress ThemeBuilder Pro tool for implementing design in UI components, expands its feature set with new capabilities such as custom fonts, font icons and metric variables, allowing developers to easily style their UI components and implement brand guidelines and design systems with no CSS.

Loren Jarrett, General Manager, Digital Experience business, Progress, says, "Building apps for today's diverse and demanding users isn't easy it requires an understanding of users' context, preferences, and needs, and the right tools to make it happen. With our latest release, we are giving developers even more technical power to build people-centric user experiences that will meet today and tomorrow's needs."

What's new in Telerik

Progress Telerik UI for Blazor with more than 100 components, adds new UI components, including Signature, Avatar, Chip and ChipList, and updates like Data Grid compact mode and adaptive rendering in date and select-type components, expanding the industry's largest UI library for app development with Blazor.

Progress Telerik UI for .NET MAUI, the largest UI library for .NET MAUI, now offers new components, including Toolbar, ImageEditor, ProgressBar, Accordion and SignaturePad.

Progress Telerik UI for WinForms adds a new Windows 11 theme in sync with the refreshed Windows 11 OS, delivering a smoother look and feel to WinForms apps.

Progress delivers support for .NET 7 official release .NET 7 is supported across all relevant Telerik UI libraries and tools, enabling developers to upgrade their projects or start new ones with .NET 7 and utilise the framework's enhanced performance and productivity features.

Accessibility improvements: Progress has introduced enhancements to attributes and keyboard navigation to meet compliance standards such as WAI-ARIA, Section 508, and WCAG 2.1.

Additionally, all Telerik products now have updated documentation and demos focused on accessibility, as well as updated VPAT templates.

Furthermore, Progress released enhancements and new components for .NET web, mobile and desktop development across its UI libraries, including Progress Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, Progress Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core, Progress Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, Progress Telerik UI for Xamarin, Progress Telerik UI for WPF, Progress Telerik UI for WinForms and Progress Telerik UI for WinUI.

What's new in Progress Telerik productivity tools

Progress introduced an improved Native Blazor Report Viewer in Progress Telerik Reporting, and shared data sources into the Web Report Designer.

Generating mock objects inside Visual Studio in Progress Telerik JustMock has been enhanced with .NET 7 support. Progress Telerik Fiddler Everywhere now includes a more coherent filtering experience and a new option to export requests.

What's new in Kendo UI

Progress introduces close to 15 new components, features and Data Grid enhancements across Progress Kendo UI for Angular, Progress KendoReact, Progress Kendo UI for Vue and Progress Kendo UI for jQuery. Support for Angular 15 is now available for improved developer experience and app performance.

This release also includes accessibility enhancements and updated keyboard navigation features to meet compliance standards (WAI-ARIA, Section 508 and WCAG 2.1) and a new colour swatch, called Ocean Blue A11Y.

A new PDFViewer is available in Progress KendoReact, enabling developers to review PDF files directly in the browser without the need to download them. The PDFViewer offers Print and Save functionality, a built-in accessible and localised toolbar and various configuration settings.

Kendo UI for Angular: In addition to over 100 current components, a new component, ActionSheet, and Data Grid enhancements have been added, expanding the industry's most comprehensive UI library for app development with Angular.

KendoReact: In addition to the PDF Viewer, Progress introduces Data Grid and Chart enhancements, a new sample app, accessibility improvements and more.

Kendo UI for Vue: The suite now offers more than 100 Vue components, including Compact Data Grid, TreeList enhancements and accessibility updates, among others.

Kendo UI for jQuery: Three new components, Floating Label support and CSP support are available. The Telerik and Kendo UI R1 2023 release is available today.