Automatic Latest Version Retrieval
With the Telerik Visual Studio Extensions you keep your projects in an up-to-date state.
The Latest Version Acquirer tool automatically retrieves the freshest Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC distribution,
available on the Telerik website. Running the Upgrade Wizard
as a next step makes the task of latest Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC package utilization extremely easy.
Once a day, upon Visual Studio launch, the Telerik MVC VSExtensions queue the Telerik website for a new version of
the Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC. A dialog gets displayed when a new version is discovered:
If you've disabled the notifications, you can use the
Options Dialog to activate them again.
Clicking the Get Now button starts the Latest Version Acquirer tool,
prompting for your Telerik credentials and the type of license you own in its first page.
If you do not have a
account, you can create one through the Register link.
An error message will get displayed if your account does not have access to the license you select.
As an example, having an
Open Source License,
the attempt to download a distribution from the
would result in an error message.
You can check the additional information about the release by clicking the Release Notes link.
This will start a browser, navigated to a page with the release notes related to the specific version.
You can use the Save my password checkbox to save having to enter your Telerik credentials multiple times.
The persistance is done in a secure manner and credentials are saved in a per-user context. This way other users on the machine
that do not have access to your user data from downloading through your account.
The download starts automatically after a confirmation window.
Once the download succeeds, the latest version of the Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC will be available for use
in the Upgrade Wizard and the
New Project Wizard.
The Latest Version Acquirer tool actually downloads the hotfix zip files, containing the latest Telerik binaries
and any resources vital for the Telerik MVC application creation. These get unpacked to
the %appdata%\Telerik\Updates folder.
If you find the list of packages offered too long and you don't need the older versions, you can
close Visual Studio and use Windows Explorer to delete these distributions.