Explaining the Toolkit’s Extender classes

All of the controls in the preview release of the Toolkit are built upon a set of classes that really help streamline the process of writing control extenders.  These classes form a thin “glue” layer between the Tookit controls and the “Atlas” classes as they exist today.  I’m really happy with how this stuff turned…

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The Toolkit in action: Hooking up the CasdcadingDropDown

The “Atlas” Control Toolkit makes it super easy to add great usability features to your website.  One of the things people regularly want to do is to create a “cascading” set of DropDownLists, where the value of each populates the values below.  The “Atlas” Control Toolkit contains a great extender to make this super easy…

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"Atlas" Control Toolkit available for download

Here.  Okay, yeah, it took a little longer than I’d hoped but we made some improvements in the meantime. Check out all the details on the Atlas website, and we’ve created a forum for the toolkit as well.  The controls in the toolkit are basically preview quality.  They work at basic scenarios and we’ll be…

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Atlas talks at MIX and my new project

Shanku (Atlas/ASP.NET PUM) just finished giving his Atlas talk where he went through the major parts of Atlas and did a bunch of demos. He also demo’d some of the stuff that my team has been working on.  I’ve been hinting about exactly what it is, and it’s been now (cryptically) mentioned by Shanku and Scott…

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What I like about Atlas: Behaviors

So I’ve been hacking away with Atlas now for the better part of two months.  As I got to playing with it, what I really focused in on was behaviors and control extenders.  You can really improve a website’s experience without much pain by using them. A behavior is a class written in Javascript that…

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