Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX provides a set of installation package types that you can download from the Download tab in your Telerik account.
Install ASP.NET Web Forms on your development or production machine. ASP.NET Web Forms are available in the .NET 4.x+ installations. For example, to download .NET 4.8, go to https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net48.
During an MSI installation, the Telerik UI for ASP.NET controls are added automatically to the Visual Studio Toolbox. To add the controls to your project (aspx, ascx, masterpage, and so on), refer to the article on adding the controls to your project.
The Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX delivers the following available package types:
An MSI file for automatic installation. The Windows Installer Package (MSI) files are intended for easy and automatic installation of a product. The MSI installer unpacks the controls on your computer in a folder named Telerik in your
Program Files. Additionally, the installer package adds the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX help files to your VS.NET IDE and to your local copy of MSDN if you have one installed. If selected from the Feature Selection screen, the installer will automatically add the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Visual Studio Extensions and populate your Visual Studio Toolbox with the Telerik controls.
If you already have Telerik controls installed by the MSI package, you can safely install an updated version—the installer will keep your existing installation. The new files will be placed in a separate folder and the new installation will not damage the common installer files. For more information and examples, refer to the article on major and minor releases installation.
MSIpackage available for download has already all updates/HOTFIXES applied and you don't need to update it further.
A ZIP library file for manual (advanced) installation. The ZIP is used for manual (advanced) installations and for upgrading or updating purposes. The folder structure is different from the Windows Installer (MSI) package. You need to be familiar with ASP.NET, IIS, setting permissions, and creating virtual folders. It is a common practice to unpack the manual installation ZIP file directly to
inetpub/wwwroot. To deploy on shared hosting, use the ZIP file.
ZIPpackage available for download has already all updates/HOTFIXES applied and you don't need to update it further.
DLL files only (or HOTFIX) for updating or upgrading a product to a later version. This is a bare-bones upgrade option for the controls. The
A NuGet package. Telerik provides a NuGet feed that you can use to download only the necessary assemblies to get the project running. Additionally, you can also download the
.nupkgfiles from your Telerik account to create a private company feed.
(For licensed users only) The source code is distributed as an archive named
Telerik_UI_for_ASP.NET_AJAX_20xx_x_xxx_Source.zipand may be handy for educational or customization purposes of the controls. It may also be useful for checking the private API of the controls or if there is some undocumented functionality.