Visual Studio Integration Overview

The Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET Core 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 Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC to a new version.

The Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC VS Extensions are distributed with the Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC installer. They support VS 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017, 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 Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC web application

When installed, the extensions add the project templates to the New Project dialog of VS and as shown in Figure 4.

  • C# Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC web application
  • VB Progress® 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 Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET MVC web application under both the CSharp\Web and Visual Basic\Web nodes.

There are also two additional project templates

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

The MVC wizard

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