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Downloading New Versions

The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio (VS) extensions enable you to keep your projects updated.

Latest Version Acquirer Tool

The Latest Version Acquirer tool automatically retrieves the latest Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC distribution which is available on the Telerik website. Once a day, upon loading a project with Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC controls, the extensions query the Telerik website for a new version of the components. When a new version is detected, you receive a notification.

A displayed notification upon locating a new Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC version

If you disable the notifications, you can use the Options dialog to activate them again.

Clicking Update Now starts the Latest Version Acquirer tool, which prompts for your Telerik credentials on its first page. If you do not have a www.telerik.com account, you can create one through the Create an account for free link.

The Get the Latest Version dialog

The Latest Version Acquirer is not available with the trial license. Attempting to download a distribution results in an error message.

The Download Process

  1. Go to the release notes of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC distribution to get information on the latest available versions.
  2. Optionally, select the Save my password checkbox. The credentials are saved securely in a per-user context. Other users on the machine do not have access to your stored credentials.
  3. In the dialog that appears, confirm the download.

    The dialog indicating the download progress, getting the latest version

    As a result, the latest version automatically starts to download.

    The dialog indicating the download progress, getting the latest version

  4. Click OK when the download process of the latest version completes.

    The dialog indicating the download progress, getting the latest version

  5. To access the latest version of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC after the download completes, go to New Project Wizard.

    • The Download buttons of the New Project Wizard launch the Latest Version Acquirer tool.
    • The Latest Version Acquirer tool downloads the .zip files which contain the latest Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core binaries and any resources that are vital for a Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core application. These get unpacked in the %APPDATA%\Telerik\Updates folder by default. If you find the list of the offered packages too long and you do not need the older versions, close the VS and use the Windows Explorer to delete these distributions.

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