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 AJAX version it builds on top of.

  • .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 (includes ASP.NET AJAX): Toolkit version 3.5.11119.0
  • .NET Framework 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET AJAX 1.0: Toolkit version 1.0.11119.0

Here are the release notes that you will find on the sample website page as well.

Version 3.5.11119.0 for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

Toolkit version 3.5.11119.0 is supported on .NET 3.5 Framework and Visual Studio 2008. It has specific fixes that will make your designer experience in Visual Studio 2008 much better when working with extenders.

Note: Toolkit version 3.5.11119.0 is only for users who are building on top of .NET Framework 3.5 using Visual Studio 2008. If you are using .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 then you should use Toolkit version 1.0.11119.0.

Setting up the environment to use the Toolkit:

· Follow the instructions to download and install Visual Studio 2008 from here.

· Download the or from the Toolkit Releases page.


· JavaScript IntelliSense support: We have added reference tags to all Toolkit JavaScript files that enables you to take advantage of new features in Visual Studio 2008. With the multi-targeting support in this Visual Studio Beta, IntelliSense will be available for the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 flavor of the Toolkit as well. This article discusses the reference tag feature in detail.

· Extender designer support: Enhanced designer support for Toolkit controls using the new "Add Extender" user interface.

· Animations and PageMethods in design mode: Design mode workarounds that targeted Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 issues when using Animations and "Add PageMethod" support in the Toolkit have removed since the release version of Visual Studio 2008 has fixed the same.

Version 1.0.11119.0 for ASP.NET AJAX version 1.0 and .NET Framework 2.0 (No changes from 1.0.10920 except one AutoComplete fix. Please see release page for bug information.)

Setting up the environment to use the Toolkit:

· Download the or from the Toolkit Releases page.

Please try it out and let us know if you run into issues.