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Installing with NuGet

NuGet is a popular .NET package manager. Progress maintains the Telerik NuGet Feed for registered users and all Kendo UI official releases and service packs are published there as well.

The Telerik NuGet Feed provides the following Kendo UI packages:

  • KendoUIProfessional—Kendo UI for jQuery Commercial version.
  • KendoUIProfessional.Trial—Kendo UI for jQuery Trial version.
  • KendoUICore—Kendo UI Core (contains only the Core widgets).

To install Kendo UI with NuGet:

  1. Register the Telerik NuGet Feed on your system.
  2. Install the Kendo UI package you need.

The improved Telerik NuGet v3 is now available for beta testing at The new v3 API is faster, lighter, and reduces the number of requests from NuGet clients. You are welcome to try it.

Registering the Feed on Your System

To add the feed as a package source on your machine and access the Kendo UI packages, either:

The following video summarizes the steps for adding the Telerik NuGet feed to your NuGet sources.

Adding the Feed with NuGet CLI

To register the Telerik NuGet Feed on your system by using NuGet CLI:

  1. Download the latest NuGet executable.

  2. Open a command prompt and change the path to where the nuget.exe is downloaded.

  3. The command from the following example stores a token in the %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.config file. Your original credentials cannot be obtained from this token.

        NuGet Sources Add -Name "" -Source "" -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password"

    If you are unable to connect to the feed by using encrypted credentials, try the alternative approach of storing credentials in clear text.

        NuGet Sources Add -Name "" -Source "" -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password" -StorePasswordInClearText

    If you have already stored a token instead of storing the credentials as clear text, you can update the definition in the %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.config file by using the following command:

        NuGet Sources Update -Name "" -Source "" -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password" -StorePasswordInClearText

Adding the Feed with NuGet Package Manager

  1. Open Visual Studio.

  2. Go to Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Package Manager Settings, select Package Manager Sources and then click the + button.

  3. Select the feed Name, set the feed URL to, and click OK.

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  4. Select the Browse list of packages.

  5. Enter your Telerik credentials in the Windows Authentication dialog. As a result, all of the packages that are licensed to the user account are now available in Visual Studio Package Manager.

Installing the Kendo UI Packages

After setting up the Telerik NuGet Feed package source on your computer, install the Kendo UI packages by using either:

Regardless of the package installation approach you choose, after the installation the content scripts and stylesheets will be copied to your application as follows:

  • /Scripts/kendo/<version>/—Contains the minified JavaScript files.
  • /Content/kendo/<version>/—Contains the minified CSS files and theme images.

Kendo UI resources

Installing with Package Manager Dialog

  1. Right-click the Solution or a specific project in Solution and navigate to Manage NuGet Packages.

    Kendo UI resources

  2. Set the package source to and install the KendoUIProfessional NuGet package.

    Kendo UI resources

Installing with Package Manager Console

  1. Open the project or solution in Visual Studio and open the console by selecting Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Package Manager Console.

  2. To install the package, substitute WebApplication with the name of your project from the following command and run it.

        Install-Package KendoUIProfessional -ProjectName WebApplication

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