Overview

Progress Telerik UI for Silverlight Extension aim to help developers when creating an application with Telerik UI for Silverlight.

The extensions handle the following major points in the development with Telerik UI for Silverlight:

  • Project creation, conversion and configuration: Reference management.

  • Project upgrade: Upgrading Telerik UI for Silverlight to a new version.

  • Common scenario page creation: Aid creating pages with basic scenarios in the usage of Telerik UI for Silverlight.

  • Toolbox configuration: Select what version of Telerik UI for Silverlight to be populated in the Visual Studio Toolbox.

Progress Telerik UI for Silverlight Extension is distributed with the Telerik UI for WPF Silverlight installer. It can be downloaded and installed as separate product from the Visual Studio Gallery for Visual Studio 2012 and later. The extension supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, and it handles .NET 4.0+ applications.

Progress Telerik UI for Silverlight Extension can be accessed through the Telerik | Telerik UI for WPF menu in versions prior to Visual Studio 2019 and in the Extensions | Telerik | Telerik UI for Silverlight in Visual Studio 2019. The extensions show different menu items depending on the selected project in Visual Studio. The extensions can be accessed through the context menu of the application as well.

Figure 1: No selected project in Visual Studio

VSExtentions WPF Overview Menu Create

Figure 2: Selected project in Visual Studio is Standard Silverlight Application

VSExtentions WPF Overview Menu Convert

Figure 3: Selected project in Visual Studio is Telerik Application

VSExtentions WPF Overview Menu Configure

When installed, the extensions add several project templates to the New Project dialog of Visual Studio.

Figure 4: Telerik project templates

VSExtentions WPF Overview Project Templates

These are available in the language specific nodes of the dialog as well. New Project dialog contains Telerik Silverlight Application under both CSharp\Silverlight and Visual Basic\Silverlight nodes.

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