Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC

This help topic shows how to upgrade an ASP.NET MVC application which is using Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC

Project Upgrade Wizard

The Upgrade Wizard has two main purposes:
  • Check and retrieve the latest available Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC release;
  • Change the version of Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC the project uses.
The Upgrade Wizard is run when the user picks the "Upgrade Wizard" option of the Visual Studio Extensions menu:
Upgrade Wizard

Telerik MVC Projects

Upgrade Wizard 1
The Telerik MVC Projects page allows you to:
  • Version - Select from all versions that have been previously installed or downloaded using the VS Extensions
  • Browse… button - Browse to a location where the new version is manually downloaded and extracted
  • Choose Projects - Choose which projects will be updated (it is recommended to keep all Telerik projects the same version)

The distribution, downloaded by the Upgrade Wizard contains only the "hotfix" files, e.g. the barebone files, needed for a project to run correctly. It does not contain the documentation or the demo project.

The listed projects use Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC for MVC 3. If the solution contains any projects which use Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC for other MVC version, they will be displayed on a separate page. When you complete the wizard all selected projects from the different pages will be updated.

Update Project Resources

Upgrade Wizard 2
The Update Project Resources page allows you to:
  • Update Global Resources - Update the localization files in ~/App_GlobalResources
  • Update Editor Templates - Update the editor templates in ~/Views/Shared/EditorTemplates

Create Backup

Upgrade Wizard 3
The Create Backup page allows you to:
  • Don’t create a backup/ Create a backup before converting - backup or not your projects before upgrading it
  • Backup location - specify the backup folder
  • Show upgrade log when the Upgrade Wizard finishes the update - display the upgrade log after the Upgrade Wizard finishes