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Adding Telerik UI to Existing Projects

Enhance existing ASP.NET Core applications with Telerik UI Components such as Grid, Chart, DropDownList, and others. with just a few mouse clicks.

The Convert Project Wizard turns an existing ASP.NET Core app into a Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC app—an application that is ready to use the Telerik UI components. The wizard handles the setup of NuGet packages and client-side resources for you. Once complete, you can directly reference a specific release version of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core components in your app. This allows you to start using the Telerik UI components without additional manual configuration.

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

Using the Convert Project Wizard

To use the Convert Project Wizard, install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Visual Studio Extensions.

To start the wizard, use either the Extensions menu in VS or the context menu in the Solution Explorer:

  • 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, 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 version selection allows you to choose which version of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core to use in your application.

Version selection

Theme Selection

The theme selection allows you to choose from a 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.

Project settings

The wizard automates several steps that are crucial for the project configuration. If you decide to perform these steps manually, follow the links below:

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