Removing Telerik dependency

Jan 20, 2009 at 2:08 PM

When you are planning to remove Telerik dependency.

Jan 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Hi Hemant,

We have started on removing the dependency but this won't be completed for the next build v2.91 which will be out sometime in the next couple of months. Version 3.0 will not have any dependencies on Third Party libraries/controls. Most of our effort over the last few months has been focused on replacing the Flash based map viewer with and Ajax based client (OpenLayers). Amongst other things we have added a service registry editor/management module and fixed numerous non-critical bugs and CSS issues. Version 2.91 will be much more performant as well.

We are looking to replace the following components which rely on Telerik:

  1. upload control
  2. calendar picker
  3. WYSIWYG/text editor
  4. reporting/charting

Do you have any suggestions on what open source alternatives we should be looking at?

Cheers,

Joost

Jan 21, 2009 at 5:34 AM

Thanks for your quick reply.
I do understand your efforts for this project.

You can try the following open source alternatives for Telerik:

Upload control : FileUploadAJAX is an open source ASP.NET 2.0 custom control that is similar to the predefined FileUpload control but with a key difference: AJAX behavior (http://en.fileuploadajax.subgurim.net/)

Calendar picker:  http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/ASPNET_JS_Calendar.aspx
 DaintyDate is a custom control for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET that replaces the ASP.NET datepicker with many extra cool features including JavaScript date navigation (No Postbacks!) and a range of Dynamic popup features! ()

WYSIWYG/text editor:
FCKEditor HTML text editor brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word. It's lightweight and doesn't require any kind of installation on the client computer. (http://www.fckeditor.net/)

Reporting/charting
http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart-2/

Regards,
Hemant



Jan 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM
Thanks Hemant! I will start looking into these options next week.