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Which File Do I Need to Install?



In order to have Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX running, you will need to have ASP.NET AJAX installed on your development/production machine.

Each installation package comes in three types:

  • MSI file for automatic installation;The Windows Installer Package (MSI) files are intended for easy and automatic installation of a product. The MSI installer unpacks the controls on your computer in a folder in your Program Files named Telerik. Additionally, the installer package adds the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX help files to your VS.NET IDE and to your local copy of MSDN (if you have one installed). If selected in the Feature Selection screen, the installer automatically adds Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Visual Studio Extensions and populates your Visual Studio ToolBox with the Telerik controls.

  • ZIP file for manual (advanced) installation; The ZIP is used for manual (advanced) installs and for upgrading/updating purposes. The folder structure is different from the Windows Installer (MSI) package. You need to be familiar with with ASP.NET, IIS, setting permissions and creating virtual folders. It is a common practice to unpack the manual installation ZIP file directly to inetpub/wwwroot. Use the ZIP file for deploying on shared hosting.

  • DLL files only (a.k.a. HOTFIX) for updating/upgrading a product to a newer version. This is a bare-bones upgrade option for our controls. The hotfix contain only the files that your Web Project needs to run correctly. Besides the assemblies it contains the latest JavaScript files and skins (if you've needed to use these as external files), the up-to-date RadEditor dialogs and RadSpell dictionaries.


The latest MSI and ZIP packages available for download already have all updates/HOTFIXES applied. There is no need to update them further.

If you already have Telerik controls installed by the MSI package, you can safely install an updated version - the installer will keep your existing installation. The new files will be placed in a separate folder and the new installation does not damage the common installer files. The new Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX installation may have an updated help too: it is registered with the correct namespace. You can see the updated Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX help in your help2 viewer.

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