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Download and Installation Options

This article outlines the approaches for downloading and installing the binaries with the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC components and for providing the client-side resources.

The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC components are server-side wrappers for the Kendo UI for jQuery components. To configure a working application, you must provide both the binaries and the client-side resources:

Requirements

Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC requires the .NET Framework. To download the current version of the .NET Framework, visit Microsoft's website.

Getting the Binaries

To download the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC binaries with the components, you can use either of the approaches listed below:

  • Download and install the automated installer—you can find it in the downloads section of your Telerik account.

    The automated MSI installer package comes with a standard setup wizard. The setup wizard installs the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC binaries and the required client-side resources in a folder on your machine.

    The MSI allows you to choose whether to install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio extensions and the offline version of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Demos. Optionally, the installer can configure the Telerik NuGet feed for you.

  • NuGet allows you to install only the packages that you need for your project. The Telerik NuGet feed is available only to registered users because it requires authentication.

  • Archives with setup files—from the downloads section of your Telerik account, you can get .zip and .7z files that include the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC binaries and the client-side JavaScript and CSS files. The files included in the archive are identical with those that you get when you use the automated installer, but you don't get the automatic NuGet configuration and the Visual Studio extensions.

Providing the Client-Side Resources

Regardless of the method that you use to download and install the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC binaries, you must always include the client-side JavaScript and CSS files in your project. The reason is that the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC are server-side wrappers for the Kendo UI for jQuery components.

If you use the automated installer or the archive with the setup files, you will have all needed client-side resources locally on your machine. Alternatively, you can provide them as online resources by using the Telerik CDN. For more information, see Providing Client-Side Resources.

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