The RadLinkButton control (Figure 1) enriches the features, that ASP.NET HyperLink control has. It provides additional events, ability to define icons and content template and numerous themes. RadLinkButton is available as of Q1 2016.
The control can be easily styled by changing the Skin property, and alternatively setting properties that change the look of the control. This will eliminate the need to use the RadFormDecorator, just to style a single button. Developers can easily migrate their applications from using the standard ASP.NET HyperLink control to the new RadLinkButton control, because most of their functionality is provided by the control, and is controlled by the same or similar (intuitive) properties.
RadLinkButton does not support a Classic render mode. Setting its RenderMode to Classic will default to the Lightweight render mode.