Telerik DevCraft complete
Updated October 14, 2020

Telerik DevCraft complete

Curtis Cibinel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Progress Telerik UI

We use DevCraft controls for a variety of our web applications (products we sell). UI for ASP.NET, UI for WinForms and Kendo UI are used heavily. The controls save us tons of time or would take to build equivalent user experience from scratch. All of these have worked well and support has been fast and generally helpful. Documentation is better than industry average in my experience but leaves out details especially in areas related to security.
  • Support.
  • WCAG accessibility compliance.
  • Difficulty skinning visual.
  • Technical issues with visual studio designer integration.
  • Reduced development cost.
  • Improved accessibility.
Superior to Dijit, jQuery UI and devart studio. Other tools were evaluated in 2006 prior to the selection of Telerik for our software. Support has been quite good and issues have generally been well handled. Custom coding has been needed for some scenarios like schedule display but controls were since added which we hope to implement as a replacement for our custom controls.
Very detailed and helpful replies (email) . Responses were under 2 hours in most cases in my experience. Support quality is the best of any organization I've dealt with. Handling of security issues was particularly well handled.
Code samples exist for basic but not the most intricate scenarios. I needed to do quite a bit of testing with a prototype project to get things working with most intricate scenarios especially with the schedule controls.
The controls are quite simple to use to meet common scenarios. Skinning of the RadMenu and other controls required fixes between releases. Changes to the data controls regarding nullability required a ton of page rework. The controls look very similar between releases but customization is difficult in some cases. RadAjax related controls have many quirks and initialization management with client side javbascript requires clean dev patterns. RadWindows have odd quirks and the autosize functionality does not work reliably (I needed to write my own)

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

Yes

Are you happy with Progress Telerik UI's feature set?

Yes

Did Progress Telerik UI live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Progress Telerik UI go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Progress Telerik UI again?

Yes

Web development is solid. Some tools like the reporting or now abandoned object relational mapping tool were quite poor. UI for WinForms needs lots of custom event code for nesting controls. JustDecompile is a great free tool that everyone should use.