Telerik ASP.NET AJAX ControlsTrial
Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX include over 80 market leading controls that bring unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity to your web applications.
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The worst piece of [expletive deleted] I have ever been forced to work with. If you just put them on the page and don't touch them in any way, they "work"; try to make the slightest change to the defaults and suddenly you're seeing years pass by as you're still trying to make them do what you want. I am forced to believe that all good ratings are from Telerik employees.
Telerik August 12 2014
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After months of working with Telerik to get documentation, and losing my fight to get a refund, I now have the pleasure of replacing all of their controls in my projects.
I have been working with their Telerik heavily in one of my primary applications for several months and my experience has not been a good one.
Web programming is hard. No matter how many vendors spout about being able to develop a full application in minutes, it just does not work that way in the real world. I was tasked with providing an application for a non-profit with little money and a great need. Using the Telerik tools I was able to quickly provide a simple web application that works great, talks with a backend SQL database, and is easy to update/modify. Using the gridview for displaying and updating data really does limit the amount of code needed. The easy ability to export to Excel or PDF makes reporting much easier. The people at Telerik have been very responsive for support. There are pluses and minuses to all of these development environments but Telerik appears to be in it for the long run and it is worth your while to learn and use their products.
Best purchase ever!
These controls are terrible and overly complicated. I have been programming for 15 years and I have never seen a more troublesome set of controls in my life. Only the simplest things work, if you have to do anything even slightly different or unconventional you can forget it. There is not anywhere near enough documentation on these controls even though they claim they have all this documentation but its only for basic simple stuff. Everything I have ever tried to do in a real world situation when it comes to documentation there is nothing and it takes me hours of trial. It took an entire day to get a combo box to show up as a field in a grid because what little code examples there were on the site just flat out didn't work. If you are thinking of purchasing these controls, please save your money and your sanity.
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I find Telerik controls a total nightmare to use. I would rather inject death into my eyes then use anything Telerik. Slow, obscenely inconsistent naming conventions, constant update issues.
Honestly, amazing controls and great support. I recommend this tool-set for anyone doing development.
Some of the controls look like they might be pretty cool, but they very well should be, given the pricey license!
I've been using these controls at work and a different set of controls for myself in a personal project. Once I started using Telerik controls, I knew for a fact that I've found what I was looking for: easy-to-use, reliable, pre-defined examples (many...) and an excellent technical support. Basically, a top of the line 3rd party control. I really love their RadGrid control. Knowing that this control will render properly in a mobile device is a big plus for me. Worth every cent!!!
With over 18 years of development behind me I have worked with tons of 3rd party controls and control suites. I have to give Telerik's ASP.Net AJAX controls the highest rating of all previous controls. I have worked with them now for 5+ years and they just keep getting better. Why spend hours writing features for a simple grid when the Telerik RadGrid has it? The biggest things I hear developers complain about with control suites is SPEED and OVERALL CONTROL over the code in their apps. Telerik handles both with great power and finesse. They optimize their controls for speed and functionality that will not disappoint, while giving the programmer the ability to control the features and look and feel of the controls with very little limitations. The power, speed, feature rich and cost effectiveness of this tool suite makes it the best on the market. If you are not using the Telerik suite, you are missing out! You will save money from day one in development time alone, but these tools also give your applications a great look and feel to whether you use their skins or create your own with their skin tool on their site! Highly recommended for any size development team, even 1.
Coming from a background in Adobe as2 and as3, with intermediate experience in php, Telerik brought me to Pro level .NET development almost overnight! Telerik is a complete Library of Solutions for any level web developer streamlining the development process, enhancing capability, while saving you time and money! It saved me the hassle and frustration of the long and relentless Google searches through useless forums! I spend a majority of my development time exploring new Telerik components to add to a site as opposed to figuring out how to build even just one of these functions myself. Every client I've ever had always asks me the same thing, "We need to add _____ like Yesterday!! How quickly can you make that happen?" The Telerik tools combined with the great support I get from them as well has put me in a position of complete confidence when telling them, "Well, if you would have asked me Yesterday, it would be done already! How's Today sound?"
I've been using these controls over many versions. These are fantastic and are a huge boost for productivity while building ASP.NET applications with AJAX functionality. Download the trial if you have not taken the time to see/review what these controls can do. Cheers.
I've been using Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX for 2 years. They are amazing, they are truly a complete control package. They have excelent support and are always willing to answer questions of you just don't know where to start with something. I would highly recomend Telerik controls. If you also do silverlight development those controls are great too.
RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX is a must-have tool kit, grid and treeview controls are alone worth the price of complete toolset. But I have used almost every one of their custom controls and I have found them superior to anything else on the market. And the best thing about Telerik and all their products is awesome and quick support, thanks Telerik, you guys and gals rocks !!!
I've been fortunate to have been using Telerik Rad ASP.Net (and as of the last serveral years, AJAX) controls during the last decade. I have nothing but praise for such an outstanding collection of controls contained within the suite. The quality of the controls, the responsiveness of the Telerik community and staff, and the functionality of their products are second to none. I have used many other controls from competitive vendors, yet I can easily say that Telerik remains at the top of my list for refering other developers to. Keep up the good work Telerik!
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