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    How To: Make Tab control panels load "on-demand"

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    Several people have asked about how to make the contents of their tabs load when the user first clicks them, thereby reducing initial page size. I can think of several ways to do this with varying levels of complexity, but here's away you can do right...
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    Updated Toolkit Release Now Available

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    We had a bit of a haitus from Toolkit releases when we were focused on MIX. Since the show, though, we've been cranking through bugs and community asks. The new bits are available. This is another solid release with lots of resolved bugs (about 125...
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    Toolkit 101: How the Toolkit project works

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    The AJAX Control Toolkit has been out there for over a year now, and we've picked up a lot of new users along the way. Recently, I've noticed more and more forum posts from folks that are just coming into the Toolkit and they don't have the benefit of...
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    Flashback: Windows Forms Parking Window

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    I've been doing some research around component models for Silverlight. Since Silverlight brings us back to a client side programming model (yay member variables!), I started cruising through the Windows Forms source looking at some of the things we did...
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    Apple releases Safari for Windows

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    Huh, interesting. Seems like I heard some rumors about this, but I didn't see that one coming. Honestly, this is the best news I've heard all week (okay, fine, it's noon on Monday). We've got a couple of Macs here on site over a VPC type setup but using...
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    Toolkit refresh release

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    We releases a Toolkit Refresh (10618) on Monday to address some issues we missed with the 10606 build, as well a nasty regression that slipped through on the TabPanel. We're working on beefing up our test coverage to add these cases so they don't get...
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    Interview posted on howsoftwareisbuilt.com

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    The website is called How Software Is Built , and it's an investigation of the similarities and differences of closed-source* versus open-source delivery models and I've been reading it for a while. I always learn something from each of the people that...
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