Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.  The most recent update is available for download from the company’s website – Telerik’s suite of productivity tools enables developers to create high-performance and scalable web, mobile and desktop applications for any Microsoft platform and device. With the latest upgrade to Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012, Telerik continues its close collaboration with Microsoft to provide .NET developers with an easy path to productivity with Visual Studio 2012, as well as the ability to build apps on Microsoft’s most modern platforms and devices.

“Telerik is a trusted resource for professional developers wanting an all-in-one place to design and deploy their .NET software,” said Tom Lindeman, director of the Visual Studio Industry Program at Microsoft Corp. “Telerik’s compatibility ensures developers save time and reduces the amount of code they must write to create and launch powerful, new applications.”

“Telerik is the first company to release a commercial control library for building Windows applications, enabling .NET developers to build mobile apps quickly using Visual Studio 2012,” said Kunal Chowdhury, a professional, independent software engineer based in Pune, India.  “Telerik products are broadly adopted because they boast the largest collection of controls for all developers across Microsoft’s modern platforms and devices.” 

In addition to supporting Visual Studio 2012, Telerik’s developer tools will remain integrated and fully compatible with all previous versions of Visual Studio. Compatible Telerik Developer Tools for .NET products include:

Web UI Controls & Components
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
RadControls for Silverlight
Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC

Mobile UI Controls
RadControls for Windows 8
RadControls for Windows Phone

Desktop UI Controls & Components
RadControls for WPF
RadControls for WinForms

Visual Studio Productivity Plug-ins
JustDecompile (standalone, free, tool; but compatible with the new .NET framework 4.5)
Sitefinity Thunder

“I have worked with a number of Telerik products and have been impressed not only with the quality and ease of use, but also with the company’s customer support, which sets the bar higher than all others. Telerik’s new toolset for the Windows 8 platform has been no exception. Within an hour of downloading it, I installed, referenced and implemented several Telerik controls into an application. The company has demonstrated its commitment to excellence once again with its new developer tools and Telerik will continue to be our vendor of choice for successful software development,” said John DeVight, senior principal software engineer, at ManTech.

“More than 100,000 customers look to us to deliver the best .NET tools for building innovative UIs with unbeatable Visual Studio productivity,” said Chris Sells, vice president of Telerik’s Developer Tools division. “We will continue to work closely with Microsoft to deliver everything .NET developers need to build great apps on new and existing platforms and devices.”