How to Download and Use the Ajax Toolkit 1.1 for Free
If you are looking for a way to create rich, interactive web pages with ASP.NET, you might want to check out the Ajax Toolkit 1.1. This is a free and open source project that provides more than 30 controls and extenders that you can use in your web applications. In this article, we will show you how to download and use the Ajax Toolkit 1.1 for free.
The Ajax Toolkit 1.1 is an older version of the Ajax Control Toolkit, which is an open source project built on top of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX framework. It is a joint effort between Microsoft and the ASP.NET AJAX community that provides a powerful infrastructure to write reusable, customizable and extensible ASP.NET AJAX extenders and controls, as well as a rich array of controls that can be used out of the box to create an interactive web experience[^2^].
The Ajax Toolkit 1.1 contains more than 30 controls that enable you to easily create rich, interactive web pages. Some of the controls include:
Accordion: A collapsible panel that displays only one pane at a time.
Calendar: A calendar control that supports multiple views and custom formatting.
CascadingDropDown: A drop-down list that populates its items based on another drop-down list.
ModalPopup: A popup window that blocks the rest of the page until it is dismissed.
Slider: A control that allows the user to select a value by dragging a handle along a track.
TabContainer: A control that displays multiple tabs with different content.
ValidatorCallout: A control that displays validation errors in a balloon-style popup.
To see the full list of controls and their demos, visit the Ajax Toolkit website.
How to Download the Ajax Toolkit 1.1?
The Ajax Toolkit 1.1 is compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. If you are using .NET Framework 3.5 or higher and Visual Studio 2008 or higher, you should use the latest version of the Ajax Control Toolkit at CodePlex.
To download the Ajax Toolkit 1.1, follow these steps:
Go to CodePlex Archive and search for \"Ajax Control Toolkit\".
Select the project \"Ajax Control Toolkit\" and click on \"Download Archive\".
Extract the zip file and locate the file \"AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5-NoSource.zip\".
Right-click on the file and select \"Properties\". Click on the \"Unblock\" button to unblock the file.
Extract the file \"AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5-NoSource.zip\" and find the file \"AjaxControlToolkit.dll\" in the bin folder.
You have now downloaded the Ajax Toolkit 1.1 assembly. Next, we will show you how to add it to your Visual Studio toolbox.
How to Use the Ajax Toolkit 1.1?
The easiest way to use the Ajax Toolkit 1.1 is to add it to your Visual Studio toolbox. That way, you can simply drag and drop a toolkit control onto your web page when you want to use it. To add the toolkit to your toolbox, follow these steps:
Create a new ASP.NET Web Site by selecting File > New > Web Site in Visual Studio.
Double-click on Default.aspx in the Solution Explorer window to open it in the editor.
Right-click on the toolbox under the General tab and select Add Tab. Enter a name for the new tab, such as \"Ajax Toolkit\". c481cea774