Last post Jun 02, 2009 08:48 PM by Sheldon Penner
Jun 02, 2009 01:44 PM|Sheldon Penner|LINK
My installation of VWD 2008 Express displays the Ajax Extensions and the Ajax Toolkit tabs only when "Show All' is selected from the popup menu. Worse, the items within those tabs are all greyed out and not usable. Some items within other tabs are greyed
out as well, for example, the ContentPlaceholder in the Standard tab and the ListView in the Data tab.
Any advice on what I've done wrong and how I can fix it would be much appreciated.
AJAX TOOLS VS2008 Express ASP.NET 3.5 SP1
VWD 2008 Toolbox Ajax Toolkit
Jun 02, 2009 02:01 PM|tamilcodes|LINK
may be they are not properly referenced.
y donot yo re reference it by right click the data menu in the toolbox and select choose items, in the choose toolbox items dialog box select .net framework components and select the missing components.
Jun 02, 2009 02:56 PM|Sheldon Penner|LINK
Thanks for that swift response. I opened the "choose items" popup and found that the greyed out items were already selected. I tried unselecting then reselecting a few items, but that had no effect. I also tried clicking "Reset", but the same controls
appeared greyed out as before.
I thought perhaps the problem was associated with a particular assembly, however I found that the Checkbox control and the ContentPlaceholder control are both in the System.Web (188.8.131.52) assembly and the System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace, however the Checkbox
appears normally in the toolbox and the ContentPlaceholder is greyed out and unusable.
Jun 02, 2009 04:15 PM|tamilcodes|LINK
strange problem, you may have to repair the installation or re install it
Jun 02, 2009 05:41 PM|Sheldon Penner|LINK
I've already done both of those things!
Jun 02, 2009 08:48 PM|Sheldon Penner|LINK
I have reinstalled VWD 2008 Express, along with the DotNet Framework and the other things that come along with it, several times, and each time the toolbox displays the Ajax Extensions tab only when I click "Show All" on the popup menu, and then all the
items within it are greyed out and unusable.
I am thinking that if I knew the name of the dll that contains the Ajax Extensions and if I knew where that dll was stored, I could use "Choose Items" on the popup menu to select that dll and repopulate the tab.
Can somebody tell me the name of the dll and its location? Is this a plausible aproach to the problem? Is there some other way I can get VWD working properly?
I'm completely frazzled (and I'm sure it shows in this posting), and I would greatly appreciate help on this matter.