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Installing Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core with the MSI Installer for Windows

This article describes how to download and install Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core on a Windows machine by using the automated MSI installer file.

Using the MSI Installer gives you the following advantages:

  • It allows you to install the Telerik UI extensions for Visual Studio—the extensions provide project templates and automate the project configuration.

  • It can automatically add the Telerik NuGet server to the package manager in Visual Studio.

  • It allows you to install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Sample Application—you can use this demo app to see how to tackle some common scenarios by using the Telerik UI components.

  • You get local copies of all Telerik UI files that you will need for the project configuration, for example, the binaries with the Telerik components, CSS files, Kendo UI scripts, and packages required for document processing, export, and spreadsheet manipulation.

An alternative approach is to use NuGet and to install only the packages that you need for your project.


  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core requires .NET Core. To install .NET core, follow the instructions on Microsoft's .NET Core documentation site.

  • The Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Sample Application distributed with the same package requires:

Downloading and Installing

To download the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core MSI installer:

  1. Log into your Telerik account.

  2. Click Downloads in the top navigation bar.

  3. Click Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET Core.

  4. In the Installation section, select the msi installer file.

  5. Run the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core installer. The automatic setup will guide you through the rest of the installation. The default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core <version>.

To configure the NuGet package source, follow the steps in the Installing with NuGet article.

Distribution Contents

You will find the following in the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core installation directory:

  • js—These are the minified JavaScript files.
  • styles—The non-minified CSS files used by the themes.
  • src—Contains an informational README saying that you must visit your Telerik account to download the package with the JavaScript, CSS, and C# source code. This directory is not available in the trial version.
  • VSExtensions—The extensions for Visual Studio.
  • typescript—The TypeScript definitions for the Kendo combined scripts (kendo.all, kendo.dataviz, kendo.web, and
  • vsdoc—The intellisense definitions for the Kendo combined scripts.
  • pdfviewer—The Telerik.Web.PDF assembly from the Telerik Document Processing library and its dependencies.
  • dpl—The NuGet packages for the Telerik Document Processing library.
  • export—The Kendo.Mvc.Export assembly that allows exporting IEnumerable sources to XLSX and CSV formats.
  • license-agreements—End-user license agreements files.
  • spreadsheet—The Telerik.Web.Spreadsheet assembly from the Telerik Document Processing library and its dependencies.

  • wrappers\aspnetcore\Binaries\AspNet.Core—Containing the .nupkg NuGet package file.

  • wrappers\aspnetcore\EditorTemplates\razor—The ready-to-use editor templates based on the Kendo UI widgets.

Sample Application

Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core comes with a sample .NET Core application, which is built with Visual Studio 2022:

  • A Sample Application built with Visual Studio 2022

You can use the sample application as an inspiration, or you can experiment with it while you get accustomed to the product.

To run the sample application in Visual Studio 2022:

  1. Navigate to the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core installation directory.

  2. Open the Visual Studio 2022 sample project: wrappers\aspnetcore\Examples\AspNet.Core\VS2022\Kendo.Mvc.Examples\Kendo.Mvc.Examples.csproj.

  3. Press CTRL+F5 to build and run the application.

The sample application project for Visual Studio contains the following items:

  • Views—The Razor views.
  • Controllers—The Controller classes.
  • Models—The Model classes.
  • wwwroot—The web application root with the App_Data folder, which contains the LocalDB sample database and other client resources such as libraries, scripts, styles, and others.

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