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Newton, MA, July 25, 2008 – Telerik, a leading vendor of developer tools and user interface components for .NET, is excited to announce the Q2 2008 release of its RadControls suites for ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Forms, WPF, and Silverlight, and its .NET Reporting solution. Q2 is a milestone release for Telerik, as it introduces two brand new suites, optimizations in performance and stability across all product lines, and valuable training resources for accelerated learning. Leveraging the power of all major Microsoft platforms, Telerik reinforces its position as a market leader and innovator in web and desktop presentation layer development.
New Technologies and Products:
Building on its expertise in interface development with established Microsoft technologies, in Q2 Telerik presents component suites for two new platforms, characterized by the same Telerik quality—RadControls for WPF and RadControls for Silverlight 2 Beta. The key advantage of the new suites is that the controls for Silverlight and WPF are derived from the same codebase and share the same API, which is completely in-line with Microsoft’s approach, and ensures code reusability and significantly decreased learning periods.
RadControls for WPF
RadControls for WPF is a natural addition to Telerik’s product portfolio that includes a unique Windows Forms suite with WPF-like effects. RadControls for WPF are engineered for great performance through lightning fast databinding and smart use of UI and data virtualization. The controls are truly lookless and Expression Blend-stylable, and ship with ready-to-use themes allowing easy reskinning with a single property. Furthermore, they share a common API and the same codebase with their Telerik Silverlight counterparts, guaranteeing synchronized future development.
For more information: http://www.telerik.com/products/wpf/overview.aspx
RadControls for Silverlight 2 Beta
As a pioneer in Silverlight development and a leader in web interface technologies, Telerik introduces RadControls for Silverlight 2 Beta—a comprehensive suite of 17 controls that brings style and interactivity to any LOB application. The great performance of the components is guaranteed by the smart use of UI and data virtualization, just as in RadControls for WPF, and by the built-in Load On Demand mechanism, which allows for significant performance gains when working with heavy data. The controls are also fully stylable through Expression Blend..
For more information: http://www.telerik.com/products/silverlight/overview.aspx
New Training Resources:
Highly praised for its first-class technical support, in Q2 Telerik also introduces two valuable training resources to accelerate everyone’s learning of its products. The first resource, Telerik Trainer, is an advanced interactive multimedia tool combining video training and hands-on coding to create a unique experience. The other tool, Telerik TV, is an online library of showcase videos focusing on real applications built with Telerik’s development tools.
For more information on Telerik Trainer: http://www.telerik.com/support/teleriktrainer.aspx
For more information on Telerik TV: http://www.teleriktv.com
Performance and Stability Optimizations:
The Q2 release brings great new additions and optimizations across all existing product lines.
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX:
Officially introduced in Q1 2008, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX quickly gained popularity and much acclaim for their robustness, reliability, and unmatched performance. With Q2, the ASP.NET AJAX suite reinforces its position as the preferred and most mature toolset for building rich and responsive web applications. The new release introduces a brand new RadRotator component that offers great client-side control and cross browser support. Also in the release are further enhancements in RadGrid, RadScheduler, and RadComboBox for greater performance and stability. All other controls in the ASP.NET AJAX suite feature important upgrades and optimizations.
For more information: http://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax/whats-new.aspx
RadControls for WinForms:
RadControls for WinForms bridge the learning gap between the Windows Forms and WPF technologies by incorporating spectacular effects like animations, rotation, and transparency in the familiar and mature Windows Forms technology. The Q2 release of the suite features a new Multi-Column ComboBox and ApplicationMenu, in addition to major improvements in the Carousel, Grid, Form, Menu and Label controls, as well as significant optimizations in performance and extended support for large-scale applications.
For more information: http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/whats-new.aspx
Telerik Reporting Q2 2008 offers several high-level improvements that will facilitate the development of large business projects, and that take Telerik Reporting one step closer to being a true Business Intelligence instrument with strong data analysis capabilities. Among the major additions to Telerik Reporting are: Barcode Item, Checkbox Item, Project Upgrade Wizard to help migrate existing projects to newer Telerik versions, updated report convertors, and support for ASP.NET AJAX.
For more information: http://www.telerik.com/products/reporting/whats-new.aspx
Telerik is a leading vendor of development tools and components for Microsoft .NET. Developers from most of the Fortune 2000 companies, many of the world’s leading educational and non-profit organizations and thousands of consultants rely on Telerik products to build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. For more info on Telerik and the Q2 2008 release, please visit: http://www.telerik.com.