Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC is a set of server-side wrappers that wrap Kendo UI for jQuery widgets.
The Kendo UI library is based on jQuery and all Kendo UI bundles before R3 2023 include the corresponding minified jQuery library in their
As of R3 2023 the Kendo UI bundles do not include the jQuery library in their
jsdirectories and you can use any available jQuery source you prefer (https://jquery.com/download/). In order for the Kendo UI scripts to work as expected, always include a reference to the jQuery library in the document before the scripts.
Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC is compatible with jQuery 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.7.0. Usually, each newly released jQuery version introduces breaking changes and is not compatible with the existing Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC. In such cases, use the previous jQuery version until the release of the next official Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC version that resolves the issue is released.
Generally, the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC service packs and their related major releases ship with the same jQuery version. The jQuery version changes only with new major releases.
The following table provides a list of the jQuery versions that are compatible with the major Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC releases and their corresponding service packs.
Occasionally, a legacy web application might require an earlier jQuery version that is incompatible with Kendo UI. To solve this issue, use a recent jQuery version together with the jQuery Migrate plugin. It restores the jQuery features that have been depreciated and provides for the required backward compatibility.