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Installation Overview

This article describes how to download and install Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core on a Windows machine.



To download Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core:

  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.


If you don't want to install UI for ASP.NET Core on your machine, you can include Telerik UI controls in your project via NuGet. See Installing with NuGet for more information.


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>.

During the installation, the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core installer provides an option to automatically set up the Telerik NuGet package source. Select the Set up Telerik NuGet package source checkbox, and the installer will configure the Telerik online NuGet feed for you:

Automatic NuGet Feed

If you prefer to configure the NuGet package source manually, 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 minified CSS files and images used by the themes.
  • src—The complete JavaScript, CSS, and C# source code. Note that this directory is not available in the trial version.
  • 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 (as the above).
  • VSExtensions—The extensions for Visual Studio 2017.
  • 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 available in two versions:

  • A Sample Application built with Visual Studio 2019

Both versions represent an offline alternative of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Demos. 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 2019:

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

  2. Open the Visual Studio 2019 sample project: wrappers\aspnetcore\Examples\AspNet.Core\VS2019\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 in the App_Data folder, which contains the LocalDB sample database and the other client resources such as libraries, scripts, styles, and others.

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