Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate Now Available

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Rapid Development Toolset Enables Creation of Windows 8 Marketplace-Ready Apps Today

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Windows 8 opens up new opportunities for the developer community – whether an early adopter building consumer apps or an enterprise looking to improve the customer experience

Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced the availability of the Windows 8 UI Controls Release Candidate (RC), enabling developers to build better apps for the Windows Store in a safe and secure manner. As part of the RC, Telerik is also releasing two new controls Pagination and HubTile, for both HTML and XAML environments.

The Telerik Windows 8 UI Controls is the number one toolset for building native Windows 8 touch-centric apps for the enterprise and consumer market with either XAML or HTML. The suite offers the industry’s best support and rich capabilities on top of WinRT, engineered specifically for enterprise development. It makes developers more productive, helping them save money and speeds up their app time to market.

Already in use by a number of certified apps on the Windows Store, Telerik previously offered 10 controls: Chart, DatePicker, AutoCompleteBox, NumericBox, Gauge, TimePicker, Slider, DropDownList, BulletGraph and ComboBox. With today’s RC, the company is expanding its already rich toolset with two additional controls:

  •     Pagination Control – enables fast and intuitive navigation between pages, regardless of style or content.
  •     HubTile Control – lets users experience the dynamics of navigation or browsing through Windows 8 style tiles. No matter the application type, the Telerik Windows 8 HubTiles enable the organization of apps in a unique and native Windows 8 style.

“Windows 8 opens up new opportunities for the developer community – whether an early adopter building consumer apps or an enterprise looking to improve the customer experience,” said Chris Sells, executive vice president, Developer Tools. “This is why it was important to us to be the first to market with the richest toolset available for both XAML and HTML. Moreover, we are the only vendor that, based on our years of experience, can offer an overabundance of support and know-how in XAML, HTML and Windows Phone technologies, enabling our customers to get to market faster.”

“I knew I could count on Telerik for the quality charts, gauges and controls that I'd come to rely on for the Windows Phone apps. On Windows 8, I was worried I'd have to produce quite a few quality tools in the initial release in order to be on track to eventually be on par with the Windows Phone version. With the Telerik tools for Windows 8, I was up and running in no time,” says Jonathan Isabelle from digitalmason.net, the creator of Jack of Tools.

For more information or to download the Windows 8 UI Controls, click here.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit http://www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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