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Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 SDK - Now Available

by Gabe Sumner

The Sitefinity releases continue with the release of the latest SDK.  Earlier today, the Sitefinity team announced the availability of the Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 SDK.

Purpose

The SDK (software development kit) is designed to help .NET developers build powerful add-on’s & extensions for Sitefinity 4.0.  These add-on’s can be used for your Sitefinity project, or shared through the marketplace with the Sitefinity community.

Telerik Sitefinity SDK

More information about the purpose & vision of the SDK and the Sitefinity marketplace can be found in the original SDK announcement.

What’s New

Below are some of the highlights of this Sitefinity 4.0 SDK release:

Widget Templates

The widgets that comes included with Sitefinity 4.0 can now be customized by modifying the underlying templates.  (This is similar to the Sitefinity 3.x embedded templates.)  These templates are now being included with this latest Sitefinity 4.0 BETA2 SDK.

Templates folder in the Sitefinity 4.0 SDK

Sample Silverlight Book Widget

RadControls for Silverlight is included with the Sitefinity 4.0 SDK.  Any of Telerik’s Silverlight controls can be used in your Sitefinity project.   The included Book Widget provides a sample of how to create a Silverlight-enabled Sitefinity widget:

The Telerik Silverlight Books Control

Latest RadControls (AJAX & Silverlight)

The SDK includes the latest releases of Telerik’s RadControls (ASP.NET AJAX & Silverlight). 

Installation of RadControls for AJAX

Download and Get Started

Additional information and the download link can be found on the Sitefinity 4.0 SDK page.  Please download, kick the tires and tell us what you think.  We’re anxious for your feedback.

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