There is a newer alternative available. This suite of ASP.NET MVC controls which was offered as Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC till the Volume 4 2013 release has been marked as Classic and the newer set of controls powered by Essential JavaScript takes its place.

The newer version provides several advantages over the classic edition including being purely client side rendered HTML5/JavaScript controls, offers better performance and provides better support for touch interactivity.The newer version includes all the features that the classic version had so it should be easy to migrate if required.

The general guideline is that if you are using the classic edition of controls in existing products then you can continue to use them. However if you are starting a new project then it is recommended that you use the newer alternative available.

Syncfusion will continue to maintain and support the classic version of controls for several more years. We will also be happy to provide any required assistance in migrating from the classic edition. Please create a support ticket through Direct-Trac if you need any additional details.
A new version of Essential Studio for ASP.NET is available.Versions prior to the release of Essential Studio 2014, Volume 2, will now be referred to as Classic versions.

The new ASP.NET suite is powered by Essential Studio for JavaScript, providing client-side rendering of HTML 5-JavaScript controls, offering better performance, and better support for touch interactivity. The new version includes all the features of the old version, so migration is easy.

The Classic controls can still be used in existing projects; however, if you are starting a new project, we recommend using the latest version of Essential Studio for ASP.NET. Although Syncfusion will continue to support all Classic versions, we are happy to assist you in migrating to the newest edition. For additional information, please create a support ticket in Direct-Trac.


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