Kendo UI Latest Updates 2023

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Lets talk about Kendo UI Latest Updates 2023 but before that lets understand Kendo UI, Kendo UI for jQuery, and Kendo UI for MVC are user-friendly web development tools. These comes from Telerik and are built to make assist developers in their RAD Rapid Application Development. These tools allows the developers to create interactive and responsive websites that are compatible on all devices. These tools provide different components and controls that makes your website look and work great. They’re easy to understand, even if you’re new to web development.

What is Kendo UI?

Kendo UI, which stands for Kendo User Interface, is the main framework in the Kendo UI family. It provides developers with lots of helpful JavaScript tools and libraries, making it a top choice for creating web apps with strong user interfaces. Kendo UI has many UI components and controls like grids, charts, calendars, and forms that you can easily use in your web projects. These parts are not only full of features but also easy to adjust to meet your specific project needs.

Kendo UI for jQuery

Kendo UI for jQuery is a special version of the Kendo UI framework made for developers who use jQuery. It easily works together with jQuery and has a big collection of UI parts that are based on jQuery. This is great for developers having knowledge of jQuery and want to make apps better with Kendo UI’s strong features.

Kendo UI for MVC

Kendo UI for MVC is made for developers using Microsoft DotNET Stack. It gives them special tools and extra features for ASP.NET MVC, which is something they’re already familiar with. With Kendo UI for MVC, developers can use Kendo UI components while working with ASP.NET MVC.

Kendo UI Latest Updates 2023

In 2023, Kendo UI, Kendo UI for jQuery, and Kendo UI for MVC got important updates.

Let’s explore these updates in more detail, grouped by topics and organized by the months in which they were introduced. This way, we’ll understand how Kendo UI, Kendo UI for jQuery, and Kendo UI for MVC got better in 2023.

January 2023 – R1 Release:

  • Enhanced User Experience: The Progress Developer Tools R1 2023 release brings upgrades to design and accessibility, allowing you to make your apps more user-friendly and inclusive on all devices.
  • Compact Mode for Grids: The flagship Grid component in Blazor and Kendo UI now offers a compact mode, allowing you to display more data in a limited space, making your applications more efficient.
  • Windows 11 Theme: Telerik UI for WinForms introduces a brand-new Windows 11 theme, giving your WinForms apps a cleaner and modern look inspired by the Windows 11 operating system.
  • .NET MAUI Enhancements: Telerik UI for .NET MAUI adds five new components, including Toolbar, ImageEditor, ProgressBar, SignaturePad, and Accordion. Brings improvements to the .NET MAUI Grid, including support for frozen/pinned columns.
  • PDFViewer in KendoReact: KendoReact introduces a PDFViewer component that lets you review PDF files directly in your browser, eliminating the need to download files. It offers printing, saving, accessibility features, and various customization options.
  • Native Blazor Report Viewer: Telerik Reporting introduces a Native Blazor Report Viewer control, providing a seamless user experience within Blazor applications. It includes features like infinite scroll and search within reports.
  • Styling Options in ThemeBuilder: ThemeBuilder now offers more styling options, including support for Fluent themes, custom metric variables, and custom fonts and font icons, making it easier to style Telerik and Kendo UI components.
  • Support for Latest Technologies: The release includes support for .NET 7 Official Release and Angular 15, ensuring that Telerik and Kendo UI products stay up-to-date with the latest technologies.
  • Reference Link: Read more

June 2023 – R2 release:

  • Font Icons to SVG Icons: Switching from font icons to SVG for improved security and theming.
  • Design System Documentation: A new documentation site tailored for Kendo UI libraries with frontend resources.
  • ThemeBuilder Pro: Full customization support for UI components, integration with Figma, single sign-on (SSO) support, and granular project permissions.
  • Adaptive Rendering: Mobile-friendly rendering for dropdown components in Kendo UI for jQuery.
  • Stock Chart Navigator Position: Enhanced StockChart UI component with a new navigator position option.
  • Accessibility Enhancements: Improved accessibility compliance, keyboard navigation, online demos, and VPAT templates.
  • Enhanced Forms Rendering: Modernized forms rendering in Data Grid, TreeList, Scheduler, DateTimePicker, and more.
  • Data Grid Enhancements: Compact mode, row resizing, and improved rendering options for smaller devices.
  • Gantt Component Improvements: Enhanced editing and customization options for Gantt charts.
  • Upgraded Actions Layouts: Actions layouts in the Dialog component with new options.
  • Adaptive Demos: Demonstrating adaptiveness and responsiveness of components in demos.
  • End of Support Announcements: Retirement of Kendo Hybrid, LESS themes, and SharePoint components.
  • Reference Link: Read more

September 2023 Updates:

  • Classic Theme Support: The Progress ThemeBuilder now supports the classic theme, making it easier for developers to style their projects using this revamped Sass theme.
  • Compatibility with .NET 8 Preview 7: Telerik UI for Blazor and ASP.NET Core libraries are now compatible with Microsoft’s .NET 8 Preview 7.
  • New DropDownButton Component: A notable addition to the Telerik UI for Blazor library is the DropDownButton component, designed to simplify user actions by combining a button and a dropdown.
  • Charts Enhancements: This release introduces increased interactivity in Charts, including drilldown functionality and new ways for users to interact with Chart components.
  • Reference Link: Read more

October 2023 – Styling and Theming

  • Starting from October 2023, Kendo UI plans to use SVG icons instead of font icons.
  • This transition is part of ongoing efforts to enhance product quality, theming mechanisms, and Content Security Policy (CSP) compliance.
  • Reference Link: Read more

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Author : Mr. Urmik Prajapati 

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