Popular Windows development UI library goes open source

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User interface controls are important to creating applications for use across different devices as they need to retain the native look and feel of the OS.

To make life easier for .NET developers development company Progress is making its Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) open source. Telerik UI offers developers a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps.

As well as reducing coding and time to market, it enables developers to remove the repetitive, tactical elements of development to focus on solving business challenges. By making Progress Telerik UI for UWP open source and part of the .NET Foundation, .NET developers can not only expand upon the capabilities already available, but can also access and contribute to more than 20 UI controls to create Windows apps that share a single codebase and run on a multitude of Microsoft devices.

“.NET has been a bedrock of the Microsoft developer ecosystem ever since its initial release more than 15 years ago and we have been active, contributing members of that community since the release of our first RAD Controls back in 2002,” saysFaris Sweis, senior vice president and general manager of developer tooling at Progress. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to the .NET ecosystem and lending our extensive experience with tooling for the next generation of Windows apps for phones, tablets and desktops. To us, this is what open source is about — empowering developers with the right foundational technology and expertise, putting them on the easy path to productivity and providing innovative tools to tackle ever challenging application requirements.”

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More information on Progress and its range of .NET development tools can be found on the company’s website.

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