Most complete UI suite out there.
June 21, 2022

Most complete UI suite out there.

Rob Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Progress Telerik UI

We use Progress Telerik UI for many of our commercial applications as well as custom-built applications. I like the completeness of the suite as I rarely have to go outside of the suite for UI components. We use Winforms, WPF, Xamarin, MVC and ASP/WebForms. Because we drift between the many platforms and webforms, I like that there is a familiar feel when switching between something like a web app and a desktop app when dealing with a grid for instance. I like the Progress Telerik UI control panel to manage versions that I have installed on various platforms.
  • Regular updates. I know I can expect updates that contain not only bug fixes but additional features. The quarterly updates are at the right interval and can be built into a management plan.
  • Examples. The supplied examples are incredibly useful, and often provide ideas on how to approach a UI design. I often pull up the examples and use them to show the team when we are spitballing ideas on a UI design.
  • I find license management to be simple to use and manage. I like the discounts for early renewal.
  • I'd like to see the radwebcam include the ability to read/decode barcodes or QR codes and possibly raise a barcode read event.
  • The visual studio add-in takes a while to load, so I constantly get the slow add-in warning from visual studio 2022
  • some of the winform controls seem to have poor performance such as carousel.
  • RadGrid
  • Reporting
  • Themes
  • As an example, I recently ported (rewrote) a Winforms app to Xamarin that should have taken 9 months but only took 400 hours.
Progress Telerik UI is the most complete multi-framework/platform in existence. Without it, you will find yourself having to traverse half a dozen other component providers each with varying degrees of license requirements and update schedules. Sure you might find a single component elsewhere that is better (OnBarcode for example), but it won't be much better.

Do you think Progress Telerik delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Progress Telerik's feature set?

Yes

Did Progress Telerik live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Progress Telerik go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Progress Telerik again?

Yes

Well suited for web apps that need rich UIs that can utilize modern browsers Well suited for thick desktop apps with moderately powerful PCs. Well suited for presenting great dashboards, and the rad grid is second to none. Great for creating HMIs. Not so well suited for old browsers or on low-powered windows pc running thick apps. Such as a windows based tablet. Tablets running windows