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Visual Studio Integration Overview

The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio Extensions enhance the experience of developing web applications with Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC.

The extensions handle the following major points:

  • Project Creation and Configuration Wizards—Web asset management, adding the required settings to web.config, changing the theme.
  • Project Upgrade—Upgrading Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC to a new version.

The Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio Extensions are distributed with the Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC installer. They support Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017, which handle ASP.NET MVC 4 and 5 applications.

Important

Visual Studio Express editions are not supported.

The Visual Studio Extensions can be accessed through the Telerik | UI for ASP.NET MVC menu which has different menu items depending on the selected project in Visual Studio. Additionally, the extensions can be accessed through the Solution Explorer context menu of any supported ASP.NET MVC Web Application projects.

Figure 1. Visual Studio without Selected Projects

Create Menu

Figure 2. The selected project in Visual Studio is a standard ASP.NET MVC 4 or 5 web application

Convert Menu

Figure 3. The selected project in Visual Studio is Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application

Configure Menu

When installed, the extensions add the project templates to the New Project dialog of Visual Studio and as shown in Figure 4.

  • C# Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application
  • VB Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application

Figure 4. The added project templates

Project templates

These are available in the language-specific nodes of the dialog as well. The Add New Project dialog contains the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application under both the CSharp\Web and Visual Basic\Web nodes.

There are also two additional project templates

The new ASP.NET MVC 4 project wizard also contains the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application.

Figure 5. The MVC wizard

Mvc Wizard

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