Visual Studio Integration Overview

The Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio (VS) Extensions enhance the experience in developing MVC web applications with Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC.

The extensions handle the following major points:

  • Project Creation and Configuration Wizards—Web asset management, adding the required settings to web.config, changing the theme.
  • Project Upgrade—Upgrading Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC to a new version.

The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC VS Extensions are distributed with the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC installer. They support VS 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019, which handle ASP.NET MVC 4 and 5 applications.

VS Express editions are not supported.

The VS Extensions can be accessed through the Telerik | Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC menu which has different menu items depending on the selected project in VS. Additionally, the extensions can be accessed through the Solution Explorer context menu of any supported ASP.NET MVC Web Application projects.

Visual Studio with no selected projects

The selected project in VS is a standard ASP.NET MVC 4 or 5 web application

The selected project in VS is a Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application

When installed, the extensions add the project templates to the New Project dialog of VS.

  • C# Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application
  • VB Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application

The added project templates

These are available in the language-specific nodes of the dialog as well. The Add New Project dialog contains the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application under both the CSharp\Web and Visual Basic\Web nodes.

The following additional project templates are also available:

The new ASP.NET MVC 4 project wizard also contains the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC web application.

The MVC wizard

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