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  • Blog Post: Using UpdatePanels with ModalPopups

    Moving an old post over from my old Technet blog to this MSDN blog. One of the most frequently asked questions on the Toolkit forums and at MIX after Shawn's demo was how to get UpdatePanels to work right with ModalPopups . The trick is to understand that the ModalPopup extender attaches itself to more...
  • Blog Post: Community in Control!

    Lately my Toolkit tasks involve working with passionate members who are making it a great, self-sustaining community project. How is that? They are contributing in the following two ways: Patches : Patches are mostly for small bug fixes or feature additions which allow the member to invest limited time...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 Tab...
  • Blog Post: 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 feature to a Toolkit control?...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Toolkit Release 10920

    This has been a long awaited release and has lots of important bug fixes. We were unable to get the Test Framework ready in time and hope to get that out later. The release notes talk about it in detail at this new sample website location . The binaries can be downloaded from the Toolkit Release page...
  • Blog Post: Community Contributions in Toolkit release 10920

    When I wrote my previous blog post I was in a rush to make the release announcement because we had a lot of users waiting eagerly for it. But I did not get a chance to thank our users who contributed patches to the Toolkit and made the release a success. I would like to call out their names and the fixes...
  • Blog Post: Welcome!

    Why a new blog? I talk about the reasons behind the shift here . This blog is a continuation of my Technet blog . I will no longer be posting on Technet. I will port the posts over someday when migration is simpler and/or when I have time to spare. What's the title all about? It all started when I used...
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