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Download the Creating controls with the ASP.Net control toolkit webcast.

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas on April 5, 2007 by Shaun

I fully intended to watch the entire webcast last night but unforseen technical issues with my home office pc meant I dropped out shortly after it started. Thankfully the webcast is available for download. The Public sector developer weblog has the links available. Note: I was asked for registration details again whenI downloaded it this morning so be prepared to use your live login or register to download.

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More free reference material. – ASP.Net Ajax cheat sheets

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas on January 31, 2007 by Shaun

The folks over at aspnetresources have updated their cheatsheets for MS Ajax in line with the RTM version.

you can get more info at the Ajaxian blog too

ASP.Net Ajax 1.0 RTM

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas on January 24, 2007 by Shaun

January 2007 is fast going down as the month of key releases.

Today is no different as we see the RTM (final) version of Microsoft ASP.Net Ajax 1.0. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have been using the CTP’s and Beta’s since last April and I have seen many improvements. The 1.0 final release promises to be a fundamental release that will see many ASP.Net applications update to include more AJAX capabilities as development departments realize just how easy it is with ASP.Net Ajax.

I’m still not convinced that the bugs are all out, but I do think that you should invest some of your time downloading and using this if only for the ease of hooking up Web services and server-side code to your client-side scripts etc…
ASp.Net Ajax 1.0 allows you to use your existing investment in Visual Studio 2005 to build richer more client friendly ASP.Net applications with less effort. And if that wasn’t enough then make note: it’s from Microsoft and it’s free…

There is also a control toolkit containing over 30 controls for you to make use of including Accordion, AutoComplete, Masked Edit, Tabs. This part is a community shared-source project and there is plenty of documentation, samples and an SDK so you can create your own controls, why not have a go and submit them for inclusion in the toolkit’s future releases.

Then if you are still feeling adventurous you could download the ASP.Net Ajax Futures January CTP which extends the Core ASp.Net Ajax 1.0 platform with extra stuff not yet in the released version. If you used the CTP versions of ASP.Net Ajax then you will possibly need this as some stuff didn’t make it into the release version for one reason or another and you may find your projects break without it.

Learn More Download ASP.Net Ajax 1.0

ASP.Net Ajax Cheat Sheets

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas, Web Development on January 10, 2007 by Shaun

Today is a good day for news. I just got this from Scott Guthrie’s Blog:

Milan Negovan from the http://aspnetresources.com/ site has been working on putting together some really nice PDF "cheat sheets" for the client-JavaScript libraries in ASP.NET AJAX

[Via ScottGu’s Blog]

Read the Full post here and be sure to download the Cheat Sheets.

More Details for Visual Studio SP1

Posted in Asp.Net, Atlas, Software Development, Web Development on December 22, 2006 by Shaun

Omar Khan has put together a pretty detailed post over on his MSDN Blog, covering some of what was fixed in SP1 to improve Web development. I was struggling to find any details of the fixes up till now so I figure the more exposure Omar’s post gets, the better it is for us all to see if our issues are fixed in the patch.

One thing I noticed though is that I learned to work around a lot of the issues, I think I’ve experienced almost all of the bugs at some point or another.

If you haven’t applied the patch yet then I suggest you do, it’s not going to be quick but it is going to cure many issues.

ASP.Net Ajax 1.0 RC released.

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas, Web Development on December 15, 2006 by Shaun

The final release of Microsoft ASP.Net Ajax 1.0 (formerly Atlas) grows ever nearer, the RC (Release Candidate) is out today and available to download from the Asp.Net Ajax website.

There are a few changes in this release so you need to read the documentation, specifically the docs covering converting from Atlas CTP to Ajax RC and Converting from Beta 2 to Ajax RC. There’s some new features in there too and the Whitepaper will cover these so more reading I’m affraid.

Not sure I’ll get round to checking this release out what with Christmas on the horizon and all but it’s looking good for the final release.

    
Convert Applications from Atlas CTP to Ajax RC    Convert Applications from Ajax Beta 2 to Ajax RC
Whitepaper covering the changes from Atlas to RC and RTM versions of ASP.Net 2.0 Ajax

ASP.net 2.0 Ajax Beta 2 released

Posted in Ajax Links, Asp.Net, Atlas on November 7, 2006 by Shaun

Hot on the heels of Beta 1 Beta 2 has arrived. There’s been another  renaming of what was the value added pack, it’s now known as Ajax Futures.

There’s beena bit of confusion regarding exactly what you need to get if you want to use ASP.NET Ajax so here’s how I see it:

Core
ASP.NET Ajax Beta 2 – this is the main Ajax code that will hook into Visual Studio and give you the ability to create an Ajax project from a template as well as the core tools in the toolbox.  Download this if you want to use the Server and client side ASP.NET Ajax functionality to build your site.

ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit – This is the core control toolkit, you may need to add these manually to the toolbox, these controls and extenders get you up and running very quickly with ASP.NET Ajax.

Optional 
Microsoft Ajax Library Beta – This Library is the Client-Side only javascript library released by Microsoft. The general idea here is that it allows ASP.NET Ajax development on non windows systems but there’s no reason you can’t extend this to be non Visual Studio development as far as I can see.

ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax Futures November CTP – This adds some extra stuff to the Beta 2 and Control Toolkit.  Theres some stuff in here that was included in the original CTP’s (Community Technology Previews) but didn’t make it into the Beta either for compatibility reasons or simply due to time constraints.  the general Idea is that stuff will be gradually ported over to the Beta’s or final release eventually when it can be, without compromising the stability.

Advisable
Sample Applications
– These prove invaluable when you are trying to figure out how to do something, worth having and churning through from time to time.

ASP.Net Ajax is worth a look so if you have the visual Studio Express or Full versions you can download and play with the ASP.NET parts otherwise take a look at the library it may prove useful.  Download ASP.NET Ajax here.