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This article describes how to use the Telerik Visual Studio extensions to download new versions of the Telerik controls.

The Telerik Visual Studio extensions allow you to keep your projects up-to-date in two simple steps:

  1. The extensions automatically notify you about new UI for ASP.NET AJAX versions. Once a new version is available, select the UPDATE NOW button to download it.

  2. The Upgrade Wizard allows you to quickly upgrade your projects so that they use the new version of the Telerik controls.

How it Works

Once a day, upon loading a project containing Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX controls, the Telerik Visual Studio extensions check for a new version. When a new version is available, you see the Update Available dialog:

Newer Version Available Notification

If you've disabled the notifications, you can use the Options Dialog to activate them again.

When you select UPDATE NOW:

  1. Enter your Telerik credentials in the Version Update window.

    Latest Version Acquirer: Login

  2. Select the type of Telerik controls:

    • Select PURCHASE if you have a subscription for the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX controls.

    • Select DOWNLOAD TRIAL if you use the free trial.

    Latest Version Acquirer: Trial available

    Latest Version Acquirer: Download successful

Once the download succeeds, the latest version of Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX will be available for use in the Upgrade Wizard and the New Project Wizard.

To download the latest version of the controls, you can also use the GET LATEST button that is available in:

Package Content

The Telerik Visual Studio extensions download the hotfix zip files that contain the latest Telerik binaries and any resources vital for the Telerik Web Application/Web Site project creation. These zip files get unpacked in the %appdata%\Telerik\Updates folder.

If you find the list of the offered packages too long and you don't need the previous versions, you can close Visual Studio and use Windows Explorer to delete older distributions from the %appdata%\Telerik\Updates folder.

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