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Download and Installation Overview

This article describes how to install UI for ASP.NET MVC by using the installer file. This installation method offers the following advantages:

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



Follow these steps to download Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC installer:

  1. Log into your Telerik account.

  2. Click Downloads in the top navigation bar.

  3. Click UI for ASP.NET MVC.

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


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


Run the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC 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 MVC<version>. For versions prior to R3 2017, the default installation folder for Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC is C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for ASP.NET MVC<version>.

Distribution Contents

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

  • js—These are the minified JavaScript files.
  • styles—The minified CSS files and images used by the themes.
  • src—A README file which states that as of R2 2016 the source code is distributed in separate packages that are located in your account.
  • license-agreements—End-user license agreements files.
  • Scaffolding—The Kendo UI Scaffolder Visual Studio extension. It enables the generation of the Kendo UI MVC wrapper widget declarations inside Visual Studio projects.
  • dpl—Telerik Document Processing library NuGet packages.
  • export—The Kendo.Mvc.Export assembly that allows exporting IEnumerable sources to XLSX and CSV formats.
  • spreadsheet—The Telerik.Web.Spreadsheet assembly and its dependencies from Telerik Document Processing library.
  • pdfviewer—The Telerik.Web.PDF assembly and its dependencies from Telerik Document Processing library.
  • typescript—Kendo UI typescript definitions.
  • vsdoc—Client-side intellisense files.
  • VSExtensions—Visual Studio extensions files.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\Binaries\MVC3—The assemblies for the ASP.NET MVC 3 applications.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\Binaries\MVC4—The assemblies for the ASP.NET MVC 4 applications.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\Binaries\MVC5—The assemblies for the ASP.NET MVC 5 applications.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\EditorTemplates—The ready-to-use editor templates based on the Kendo UI widgets.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\Examples\MVC4—The ASP.NET MVC 4 sample application.
  • wrappers\aspnetmvc\Examples\MVC5—The ASP.NET MVC 5 sample application.

Sample Application

Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC comes with a sample ASP.NET MVC application, which is available in the following versions:

  • The ASP.NET MVC 4 application.
  • The ASP.NET MVC 5 application.

To run the sample application:

  1. Navigate to the installation directory of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC.
  2. Open the sample Visual Studio Solution:

    • To run the ASP.NET MVC 4 version, open wrappers\aspnetmvc\Examples\MVC4\Kendo.Mvc.Examples.sln.
    • To run the ASP.NET MVC 5 version, open wrappers\aspnetmvc\Examples\MVC5\Kendo.Mvc.Examples.sln.
  3. Install Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.2 or later.

  4. Press CTRL+F5 to build and run the application.
  5. A browser loads the start page of the sample application.

The sample application Visual Studio Project contains the following items:

  • Views—The Razor views.
  • Controllers—The Controller classes.
  • Models—The Model classes.
  • App_Data—The LocalDB sample database.

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