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Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX and AJAX Control Toolkit support

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3Essentials supports the Mircrosoft ASP.NET AJAX initiative as follows:

  • Shared Hosting:
    • Microsoft 2.0 AJAX  Extensions 1.0 are installed on all servers which have ASP.NET 2.0. 
      • For information on whether your server/hosting plan supports 2.0, see this article: What versions (1.1, 2.0, 3.5) does 3Essentials support, and how do I enable/change versions?.  If your server/hosting plan does not support this feature, and you'd like to upgrade to a current plan version which does, please submit a support request to this effect.
      • Note, use of the AJAX Extensions requires certain items in your web.config file for necessary assemblies, httpHandlers, httpModules, etc, to properly support use of  the extensions.  The attached sample code contains:
        • a web.config file with these entries
        • a sample page which utilizes the AJAX Extensions.
        • Important note: make sure the web.config for your application has the necessary entries (as included in our sample web.config) and that it's in the right location - your ASP.NET's application root.  Please see KB article Where does ASP.Net search for web.config file? for further clarification on this.
    • Microsoft AJAX Library 3.5 (for 3.5) is built into 3.5, and therefore is supported on all 3Essentials servers which have 3.5.
  • Dedicated server customers can request Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions 1.0, or 3.5 (with built-in AJAX 3.5) to be installed on their servers, if they wish; simply submit a support request this this effect.

The AJAX Control Toolkit is supported on 3Essentials servers with corresponding .Net framework versions:

  • AJAX Control Toolkit 3.0.11119.0 is supported on .NET 3.5 Framework and Visual Studio 2008.  Toolkit version 3.0.11119.0 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. 
Downloads Associated With This Article : AJAX 1.0 Web.Config and Sample Code