RadChat Overview

RadChat for ASP.NET AJAX is a control is a server-side wrapper of the Kendo UI Chat widget. The control allows for integration with any Bot framework, due to its simplicity, flexible API and customizable templates.

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RadChat is available as of R2 2018 and you can see how it looks in the screenshot below:

Figure 1: A simple RadChat message flow.

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Key Features

This article provides a brief overview of the main features of the RadChat control.

  • Flexible client-side API - The flexible API allows an easy integration with Chatbot services.

  • Default Cards - Built-in support for "HeroCard" template messages which can be displayed in the chat flow.

  • Default Actions - Out-of-the-box support for Suggested Actions/Quick Replies.

  • Custom Templates - Possibility to define custom templates for messages and suggested actions to fit any custom payload, returned by the service.

  • Custom Components - Integration of custom components, which allows the use of JavaScript to render any content or JavaScript widgets.

  • Easy integration with Bot frameworks - Connecting to Chatbot Services via a Chat Agent helper class.

To get familiar with the UI elements of the RadChat you can also check the RadChat Structure article.

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