Last post Aug 07, 2008 05:10 PM by Coleen
Aug 05, 2008 10:38 AM|Coleen|LINK
These questions may have been answered in other posts; if so, if you could please point me to the correct posts, I would appreciate it.
First, I thought AJAX was supposed to come as part of 3.5? When I opened one of my previous projects and converted to 3.5, All I could see is the AJAX Extensions; where is the AJAX Toolkit? Do I have to download it? I thought this was supposed to be part
of 3.5? And what about Silverlight? How do I install it? Is there some place where there are instructions for setting VS 2008 and the 3.5 framework up correctly? In "Dummies" terms (that is for those of us who aren't Microsoft guru's) and who only have
basic knowledge about installation and set-up of programs? Any help, links or advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA
Aug 05, 2008 10:49 AM|Jeev|LINK
First, I thought AJAX was supposed to come as part of 3.5? When I opened one of my previous projects and converted to 3.5, All I could see is the AJAX Extensions; where is the AJAX Toolkit? Do I have to download it? I thought this was supposed to be part of
And what about Silverlight? How do I install it
Aug 05, 2008 11:22 AM|Coleen|LINK
Thank you. Where do I get the AJAX Toolkit? To be honest, I am NOT pleased to have to do this! It took well over 24 hours to download Visual Studos 2008...for all that time and that big of a file, you'd think that Microsoft could give you
Aug 05, 2008 11:39 AM|Jeev|LINK
you can download the toolkit here
Please close this thread if you feel that your question has been answered
Aug 05, 2008 02:39 PM|Coleen|LINK
Thank you. Is there some where that I can find instructions for installing the toolKit? The instructions are for the VS2005 version...
Aug 05, 2008 02:59 PM|Jeev|LINK
see this post
Aug 05, 2008 07:33 PM|Coleen|LINK
I am using Windows Vista (which I HATE!!!) but I had to close VS and re-open it as Admin.
I guess I am really stupid, but the instructions on the thread you provided don't work for me (see below.) I also tried it the same way as I did it with VS2005 - I have the Ajax toolkit in my bin directory (it was there from using it in VS2005.) I added
a new "Ajax ToolKit" tab to my toolbox, right-clicked and selected "Choose Items." A list opens and all the components so I click OK, but nothing happens! I know this is how I set it up in 2005, so what is up?
I tried to follow the instructions: "Save the dll in a common place and drag and drop it on a tab in your tool box to get all the controls" - When I drag and drop the .dll file onto the toolbar, it actually puts a link to a text file there:
file:///C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\nameofwebsite\Bin\AjaxControlToolkit.dll - it does NOT add the components! So obviously I am doing something wrong or not understanding
what you mean to do. Is there something different I have to do since I am using Vista (besides running it as Administrator?) I am very frustrated with Microsoft at the moment...why can't they just make it ALL there and ALL load? Any help or a link to complete
instructions (step by step for dummies) would be much appreciated.
Aug 05, 2008 08:15 PM|Coleen|LINK
I also wanted to add that when I open a completely new web site project, add the Ajax Toolkit tab, and then go to add references in my solution, when I go to where I downloaded the toolkit, the selection comes up as follows (where AjaxControlToolKit is the
main directory and each item listed below is a folder under it.) In the AjaxControlToolkit, all the component's are listed as separate folders - but no .dll's are there to select. I am obviously missing something, and would really appreciate a little help...Thanks!
Aug 06, 2008 08:19 AM|Jeev|LINK
Check inside the binaries / search for.. you should find Ajaxcontroltoolkit.dll and that is what you want
See if this video helps
Aug 06, 2008 06:23 PM|Coleen|LINK
I followed along with the video instructions EXACTLY and when he browses to add the toolbox items from the binaries directory (and yes I did move the .dl's into the binary directory as shown in the video) I
get this error:
When I converted from VS 2003 to 2005 I did NOT have these kinds of problems! Why am I now having so many issues with something that worked perfectly in VS2005, with Windows XP Professional, and now that I
have (supposedly better) Microsoft Vista and VS2008, I get nothing but issues? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Aug 07, 2008 11:50 AM|Jeev|LINK
Coleen looks like you have the wrong version of the ajaxtoolkit. Note there is one for .NET framework 2.0 and one for 3.5. The error tells me that it is looking for the .NET 2.0 version of the web extension.
Aug 07, 2008 05:10 PM|Coleen|LINK
Yes, because when I created the new "Sample" website, @#$! VS tried to use the previous version of .Net (2.0) instead of 3.5, which I just spent 2 days downloading and installing.
I DID download and install 3.5 - but since I already had 2.0, it did NOT update those files! VS 3.5 didn't even check for a previous version when I installed it - which says to me that it didn't look for it! Obviously I am extremely UNHAPPY with Microsoft
at the moment...my husband and I just spent from 6am this morning until now completely wiping the hard drive on my BRAND NEW laptop, (after of course backing everything up) and then re-installing Windows Vista (without all the "extras" and removing all the
factory installed crap that comes with HP) and then re-installing EVERYTHING, including .Net 3.5 and AJAX Control Toolkit 3.5.
After doing all of that, when we ran the Sample website, it again tried to use the 2.0 version of AJAX and we had to go back and completely remove any references to it from
my previous projects! As I said before, why on earth does Microsoft NOT include the Toolkit? It makes it a LOT more difficult for those of us who own our own businesses to get up and running again after upgrading
to "better" software! Thanks for your help.
The solution is to remove ALL references to VS2005 Ajax toolkit (v2.0) and then install the 3.5 version.