In order to have the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX running, you will need to have ASP.NET AJAX installed on your development/production machine.
The ZIP is used to install Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX manually for upgrading or updating purposes.The folder structure is different from the MSI installation. You need to be familiar with with ASP.NET, IIS, setting permissions and creating virtual folders. Commonly, the ZIP is installed directly in inetpub/wwwroot.
To install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX suite on your machine from the ZIP file, follow the instructions below:
Log into your Telerik account and click on Downloads from the top menu.
On the loaded page choose from your purchased products or trial downloads Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, and click on it.
Download the Manual installation (ZIP) file.The ZIP file contains the following folders:
AdditionalLibraries - contains the Telerik document processing libraries allowing you to import and export content between different formats.
BinXX - contains the Telerik controls assemblies (.dll files), where XX represents the version of the .NET framework against which the assemblies are built.
EditorDialogs - contains the Editor dialog files.
ImageEditorDialogs - contains the ImageEditor dialog files.
Live Demos - contains the product Quick-Start Framework and examples and the VisualStudio solution file opening them. You can start the samples directly from this folder, using the StartExamples.exe file.
Scripts - all controls part of the suite have their scripts embedded as web resources. However if you need to modify a script or use it as an external, you can find it in this folder.
Skins - all controls part of the suite have their skins embedded as web resources. However if you need to modify a skin or use it as an external one, you can find it in this folder.
TypeScriptDefinitions - contains the TypeScript definitions for the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX client-side objects.
Give full permissions to the ASP.NET user (if you are using IIS5) or to the Network Service account (under IIS6, Windows Server 2003) on the folder where the files were extracted.
If you are using a modified or external script, you need to set the EnableEmbeddedScripts property to false . If you don't do that the control will fail to load its client scripts with an exception. For more information you can check the Disabling embedded resources topic.
If you are using a custom or a modified skin, you need to set the EnableEmbeddedSkins property to false . If you don't do that the control will fail to find your custom skin with an exception. If you wish to use a custom skin - it will override your CSS file. For more information you can check the How skins work, Skin registration and Disabling embedded resources topics.
The latest package available for download has all latest updates/HOTFIXES applied. There is no need to update it further.
To run the examples run StartExamples.exe file from /Live Demos folder.
To register the MS Help 2 files to VisualStudio and MSDN, please review the following link: http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/aspnet-ajax/general/add-help-to-visual-studio.aspx
To add any control to the VS.NET toolbox, review the Adding Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX to the Visual Studio Toolbox article. To use any Telerik ASP.NET control in your project, review Adding Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX to an ASP.NET WebForm.