Thursday, December 21, 2006

download Q4 today!

The waiting is over: Telerik officially released Q4 2006 today. And even though they missed the original release target, delivering a release this big a day late is pretty significant accomplishment (especially after the week long release delays earlier this year).

Most of the major features in Q4 have been covered here before, but there a ton of enhancements to all of the controls that you're sure to enjoy. There are far too many enhancements to list here, but here are some of the more significant previously unannounced features that made it into this release:

  • New pager modes in grid: Slider, Advanced (type in page number and page size), and NextPrevNumericAndAdvanced
  • New commands in grid: EditSelected, UpdateEdited, DeleteSelected (cool!)
  • SEO optimization mode for grid
  • New transparency setting in ajax AjaxLoadingPanel (see image)
  • Full design-time wizard setup for chart (finally!)
For a full list of changes in this release, check out the release history. There are a couple if controls in this release that are not backwards compatible, namely calendar and spell. Make sure you have time to update those controls on your pages before you upgrade.

So stop reading this and start downloading Q4 right now. It's a great release- the improved spell and chart should be reason enough- and all developers are going to want to run this version. Enjoy the Holidays and enjoy Q4!