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Converting Projects

Enhance existing ASP.NET Core applications with Telerik UI Components such as Grid, Chart, DropDownList, etc. with just a few mouse clicks. The Convert Wizard does the necessary NuGet packages and resources setup for you and once completed you can directly reference specific release version of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core components to your app.

The Convert Project Wizard does not support converting Razor Pages projects and projects with .Net version 5.

Get the Wizard

To use the Convert Project Wizard, install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Visual Studio Extensions. You can get them from the:

Start the Wizard

  • You can start the Convert Project Wizard from the Extensions menu at the top. In Visual Studio 2019 click Extensions > Telerik > Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core > Convert to Telerik Application.

Convert Wizard in VS from Extensions

  • Alternatively you could use the context menu in the Solution Explorer

  1. In the Solution Explorer, select the ASP.NET Core app you want to convert to Telerik Application.
  2. Right click the project file and select Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core > Convert to Telerik Application.
  3. Follow the wizard.

Convert Wizard in VS from context menu

The conversion wizard provides the following steps:

Version Selection

The distribution selection allows you to choose the version of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core you want to use.

Version selection

Theme Selection

The theme selection allows you to choose from large list of professionally styled built-in themes for your Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core application.

Theme selection

Project Settings

The Project Settings page enables you to modify the project settings by configuring the following options:

  • Render Right-To-Left—Updates the master page with the Right-to-left support class and adds CSS reference for RTL styles.
  • Copy Editor Templates—Copies the predefined editor templates to ~/Views/Shared/EditorTemplates. Existing editor templates will be overwritten.
  • Copy Global Resources—Copies the localization files to ~/Scripts/kendo/{version}/cultures.
  • Use CDN Support—Enables or disables the Kendo UI CDN support.

Theme selection

The wizard automates several steps for you, that you can also perform manually. To get a better understanding of what the wizard does for you, see either of the following links:

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