Telerik Q1 2010 Release Enhances Productivity Throughout .NET Toolbox

Company: Telerik
Published: 15 March, 2010
Telerik, a leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for .NET, announced today their Q1 2010 release, consisting of a complete update of the Telerik .NET developer toolbox and the official release of Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC and JustCode. This release is further marked by significant performance innovations in the company's Silverlight and WPF UI controls, full support across all products for Visual Studio 2010 RC, as well as a new productivity-enhancing visual designer for OpenAccess ORM.

"Telerik's Q1 2010 release is a result of our commitment to pursue product excellence, in richness, performance, and productivity ", said Vassil Terziev, Telerik CEO. "Our steadfast focus on customers continues to translate into timely delivery of leading-edge updates across the entire Telerik product portfolio that push .NET developer productivity to new heights."

Q1 2010 delivers the official releases of two products introduced by Telerik as betas in late 2009. The Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC suite includes four new components, designed to enable high-performance productivity for building MVC UI. A new commercial license for the Extensions is also available in Q1, complementing the existing open source option. Telerik's code analysis and refactoring tool, JustCode, also officially released in Q1, offers full support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, additional refactorings, and significant performance optimizations.

The Q1 2010 Telerik XAML controls include serious performance optimizations, making them the highest performing, full-featured UI components on the market. Developers and end-users now benefit from highly responsive data-centric controls, capable of working with millions of data items.

Telerik continues to raise the bar for data access productivity in Q1 2010 with the introduction of the new Visual Designer for OpenAccess ORM. It gives developers the ability to visually create a domain model and have a working data-driven project in minutes. With the visual designer, OpenAccess combines the simplicity of visual ORM configuration with the Enterprise-grade power of the OpenAccess ORM data engine. Also added in Q1 2010 is support for embedded SQL database engine, VistaDB.

The new release brings a new declarative data source engine to Telerik Reporting. The new data engine allows full control over data management, and delivers significant gains in report rendering performance and memory consumption. The new engine comes with support for data source parameters, stored procedures, calculated fields, and user-defined aggregates.

Also available in this release is a new version of Telerik's Visual Style Builder for the RadControls for WinForms. The tool provides a quick and codeless way for developers to create and customize control skins without the need to know RadControls essentials. The new tool delivers unprecedented productivity for styling WinForms UI.

Furthermore, the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX suite adds two new controls to the suite in Q1 2010, RadFilter and RadAsyncUpload, and comes with full support for Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET 4.0 RC. This also includes out-of-the-box Intellisense for RadControl client-scripts, making developers more productive when they choose to write JavaScript code.