Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML

With the Q3 2013 SP1 (2013.3.1105) release of Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML, you get the Windows 8.1 build of the controls by default. This way, if you have migrated to the new Windows version and you want to retarget your Windows Store applications, you just need to make a normal installation of the controls.

However, if you want to target devices running Windows 8.0, you can download a VSIX installer from your Telerik account and get the Q3 2013 SP1 version of the controls built against Windows 8.0. This article explains the steps for maintaining the same version of Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML with both Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 builds.

Installing Telerik UI for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on the Same Machine

Below are the steps that you need to follow to maintain Telerik UI installations for both Windows 8.0 and 8.1 projects on your Windows 8.1 machine.


This tutorial applies only if your machine already runs Windows 8.1. If you are still working on Windows 8.0, use the Windows 8.0 installer, as described in the next section—Working Under Windows 8, or use the Telerik Control Panel.

  1. Download and run the automatic MSI installation RadControls_for_Windows_8.1_HTML_2013_3_1105_Dev.msi or RadControls_for_Windows_8.1_HTML_2013_3_1105_Trial.msi from your Telerik account. It will produce a reference to the Windows 8.1 build of the controls.

    If you have trouble finding the MSI installer, follow the steps below:

    1. Log in to your account and in Products & Subscriptions select your licensed product.

    2. Click on Installer and other resources.

    3. Find the Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML suite and browse all product files.

    4. Find the Product Installation section and download the MSI installer.

  2. Download and run the VSIX package RadControls_for_Windows_8_HTML_SDK_2013_3_1105_Dev.vsix or RadControls_for_Windows_8_HTML_SDK_2013_3_1104_Trial.vsix from your account. It will add a reference to the Windows 8.0 build of the controls.

  3. Depending on the target OS of your Windows Store application, add a reference manually to either Telerik UI for Windows 8.1 or Telerik UI for Windows 8. For information on upgrading a Windows Store app to Windows 8.1, check the link in the See Also section at the bottom of this article.

Working under Windows 8

If you are still working under Windows 8.0, you cannot develop applications targeting Windows 8.1. In this scenario, to get only the Windows 8.0 version of Telerik controls, go to the download page for Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML and download RadControls_for_Windows_8_HTML_2013_3_1105_Dev.msi or RadControls_for_Windows_8_HTML_2013_3_1105_Trial.msi.

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