Telerik Delivers New Tools for .NET Developers

Telerik, a maker of productivity tools for .NET developers, has announced the Q2 2011 milestone release of its toolset.

Telerik, a provider of productivity tools for developers, has announced the Q2 2011 release of its tools portfolio.

Telerik's tools cover the software application lifecycle and include content-management solutions. The Q2 2011 release addresses the shifting technology landscape and features a host of tools spanning a variety of technologies, including HTML5, XAML, WinForms and Windows Phone 7.

Among the highlights of the new release are the addition of the "Metro" theme to Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), and a new profiler for OpenAccess ORM-Telerik's object-relational mapping tool for Microsoft's Visual Studio development tool suite.

"The software-development ecosystem is at somewhat of a crossroads-as new platforms and technologies continue to emerge at a rapid pace, developers are increasingly challenged when trying to determine which path will lead them to the greatest success," said Svetozar Georgiev, CEO of Telerik, in a statement. "Telerik's role in this shifting paradigm is to help users effectively embrace what is a hard-to-predict technology future. By actively investing in and delivering adaptable, robust and best-in-class solutions, we ensure developers will be well prepared for any eventual future, no matter which way they choose to go."

Making its debut in Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight, WPF, and WinForms suites is the new Metro theme, a clean interpretation of Microsoft's new design standard found on platforms like Windows Phone. With its release, developers can implement the Metro theme in their applications.

Indeed, an array of new and upgraded high-quality, high-performance tools and controls are also being introduced across Telerik's RadControls portfolio, including HTML5-driven charting featuring a lightweight JavaScript footprint in Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC, paving the way for rapid HTML5 adoption, the company said. The new release also features RadListView, a data-bound control supporting different views, and RadPropertyGrid, offering sophisticated theming and customizations in RadControls for WinForms. The toolset also includes new Image Editor and Web Notification controls, a myriad of new RibbonBar features, and four new skins in RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX. And it delivers multiple new controls and the addition of RadTreeMap to the rich data visualizations in RadControls for Silverlight and WPF.

In addition, Telerik's latest release tweaks the company's data-access framework, OpenAccess ORM, including a new profiler tool. With support for SQL visualization, performance deficiency analysis and detection, key behavior summary values, and log sorting, filtering and grouping, the profiler helps developers quickly understand and optimize data operations powered by OpenAccess. Other improvements include greater support for multiple database back-ends and more powerful Fluent API functionality for code-first data development.

The Q2 2011 milestone release also marks the commercial debut of JustTrace, a .NET performance and memory-profiling tool. With support for IIS (Internet Information Services) and Windows services, and memory, sample and tracing profile optimizations, JustTrace offers easy .NET application profiling.

Meanwhile, additional enhancements being rolled out across Telerik's .NET productivity line include better refactoring capabilities, new code-cleaning functionality, and memory and performance optimizations in JustCode, Telerik's real-time code analysis Visual Studio plug-in. There also is new decompiling support for Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Intermediate Language, automatic refreshing of assemblies, and performance, memory and UI optimizations in JustDecompile, Telerik's free decompiling tool.