Toolkit for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

We have created a new Toolkit release 11119 that goes hand in hand with the official release from the Developer Division in Microsoft of the product code-named “Orcas” that packages a new version of Visual Studio and a new .NET Framework. We have introduced some version name changes in the Toolkit that reflect which ASP.NET…

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Rich Text Editor is here

I am super excited to announce that Kannan Sundararajan, my colleague at Microsoft, has written a Rich Text Editor control using ASP.NET and JavaScript and shared it under the MS-PL license on CodePlex. It has a very rich feature set and Kannan hopes to enhance it further in the future. Since it is a CodePlex…

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Custom Tabs

Shawn, the grand Toolkit poobah and my manager, forwarded me a great post by Andrew Cushen that talks about some of the quirks that one runs into when styling Tabs in the Ajax Control Toolkit. We will look into the issue that requires the workarounds in step 8 of the "How to style the AJAX…

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How do I contribute to the Toolkit?

We have been brainstorming ideas to get community contributions in the Toolkit for almost a year now. After long deliberation we now have a plan and would like to try it out. If these are some questions on your mind? How do I fix a bug in the Toolkit? How do I add a new…

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Blog anachronisms

I have been moving some of my Technet blog posts over to this blog that I think are still relevant, although, adding them now has resulted in a chronological disarray that may make my blog seem a little confusing. I hope that it should not be the case in the future since I don’t plan…

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How to make localization in the Toolkit work for you?

FAQ # …: Why does the Toolkit add resources binaries to a website’s bin directory? To explain the motivation behind this I have put up a wiki on our CodePlex site that details how to make the most of the Localization features without getting overwhelmed by the language resource binaries. We believe that the defaults…

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Cascading AutoComplete

We have received a lot of feedback from users about not being able to pass additional information to the AutoComplete webservice which limits their usage of the extender. We decided to absorb that input and add support to all extenders that issue XmlHttpRequests the option of passing in data above and beyond what is allowed…

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Toolkit Showcase

We are compiling a list of websites to showcase on the Toolkit page that is a part of the ASP.NET website. Details on how the page will end up looking like have not been fleshed out yet. Just like this ASP.NET AJAX showcase displays interesting websites built on top of ASP.NET AJAX, we would like…

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Patch it!

Before I embark on the Patch tool rattle… The Toolkit is a Shared Source Project and builds on top of the Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX technology, formerly known as Atlas. It releases code under the MS-PL license. We have around 15 contributors from around the world who work on its controls. The Toolkit is growing. It…

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SlideShow navigation

I have written a simple example that uses the SlideShow extender and demonstrates some of its cool features. The sample… provides additional context to the user by showing the previous and next slides by hooking into the ‘slideChanging’ event that SlideShow exposes. and it uses the images as navigation buttons to avoid overwhelming the user…

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