Rating:        Based on 75 ratings
Reviewed:  50 reviews
Downloads: 567265
Released: Aug 20, 2008
Updated: May 8, 2009 by swalther
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Source Code AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1.zip
source code, 3033K, uploaded Aug 21, 2008 - 387395 downloads

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Application AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1-DllOnly.zip
application, 512K, uploaded Aug 22, 2008 - 134989 downloads
Application AjaxControlToolkit-ScriptFilesOnly.zip
application, 238K, uploaded Aug 22, 2008 - 44881 downloads

Release Notes

Version 3.0.20820
August 20, 2008 release of the AJAX Control Toolkit
  • AJAXControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1-DllOnly.zip -- AJAX Control Toolkit Controls for ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Recommended).
  • AJAXControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1.zip – AJAX Control Toolkit Controls, Sample Site, and Source Code for ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1.
  • AJAXControlToolkit-ScriptFilesOnly.zip – Client Files Only. AJAX Control Toolkit JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheet, and Image files. Use for pure client-side development.

Note: The current version of the AJAX Control Toolkit is not compatible with ASP.NET 2.0. The latest version that is compatible with ASP.NET 2.0 can be found here: 20229

Getting Started

Learn how to install the toolkit and add the toolkit to the Visual Studio/Visual Web Developer toolbox with the following videos and tutorials.

Reviews for this release

I using visual studio 2005, I need it to use ajax
by minhtuan3kk on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM
Excellent one. I learnt a lot by using the source code and modified according to my Project Needs Thanks a lot ASP.NET AJAX Team You ROCK Regards Aditya Marla
by adib4u2000 on Dec 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM
This release works perfectly in Mono on Linux with Apache 2 as web server. Nice job !
by ClaudePelletier on Aug 8, 2009 at 7:04 AM
Ajax Control Tookit Framework is very good. Thanks alot!
by test4it on May 2, 2009 at 8:02 AM
cool stuff
by rukesh on Mar 27, 2009 at 1:04 AM
Less problems with multiple validators client script. Overall very good
by lucianjp on Mar 26, 2009 at 4:31 AM
thanks i really enjoy reading your article!!
by gland on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM
I downloaded and started using the toolkit exclusively for the RoundedCornersExtender. I have discovered multiple problems with various asp controls when there are nested extenders (MasterPage/ContentPage), such as one rounded panel inside another. I've decided for now not to attempt to use more than one layer. Don't know if the problem is with the RCE or with MS's AJAX library.
by bfbishop on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:05 AM
This version looks very good. Althoug the calendar extender when used with a complete date and time, overrites any manual time entry from the user to 00:00:00. This totally brings down this feature to be useless. Until now this is the only reason why i do not rate it to a better score. Now i have to find a workaround to solve this issue, once i used this feature widelly in my webapp. Cheers
by matosdotnet on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM
I would not recommend anyone deploy these controls into a production environment. They are simply too buggy. Many bugs still remain unresolved after 18+ months. Several have workarounds, but not all, and this has a serious impact on code maintainability and flexibility in any case.
by Andy_K on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Excellent !!!!!!
by gmail1 on Feb 27, 2009 at 8:07 PM
The ajax extensions for 2.0 is a joke. Impossible to debug, extremely buggy controls and its absolute HELL on earth when you're using dynamic controls. Error's need to be a lot more verbose as well.
by Pak514 on Feb 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM
very usefull tool
by mundhravinit on Feb 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM
This is a great release
by sambird on Feb 6, 2009 at 3:21 AM
Works perfectly with VS2008 and Vista
by amgadhs on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM
AJAX Rocks!
by Sythe on Feb 1, 2009 at 7:12 PM
Using VS2008 on vista ultimate sp1, get error trying to build from source: Error 1 Could not load file or assembly 'vjslib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. C:\Users\Gene\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\AJAX Control Toolkit\TemplateVSI\TemplateVSI.csproj at line 37 column 5 pTemplateVSI
by genowaldo on Jan 30, 2009 at 5:03 AM
Excellent set of controls with rich user experience. Sandeep http://sandeep-aparajit.blogspot.com
by sandit27 on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:31 PM
Superb bunch of controls.
by BHofmann on Jan 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM
by Suyash on Jan 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM
Pretty cool work!, if I can only get the MaskedEdit to work correctly :(.
by azulclaypigeons on Jan 22, 2009 at 10:09 PM
Pretty Good Work!
by alacom on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM
Can't build it using VS 2008. Error 1 Could not load file or assembly 'vjslib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. C:\Documents and Settings\Jonathan\Desktop\AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1\TemplateVSI\TemplateVSI.csproj 37 5 TemplateVSI
by jon80 on Jan 20, 2009 at 12:17 AM
autocompleteextender has serious bugs, you should pay attention to the issue tracker.
by maxtoroq on Jan 17, 2009 at 4:27 AM
After I successfully installed it at work 2 day ago I cannot unzip it home now. I tried on XP and Vista Utimate( I get "COM Surrogate has stopped working")
by dstema on Jan 15, 2009 at 4:35 AM
Good site
by nittinsharma on Dec 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM
AjaxControlToolkit for .NET framework v2.0 is release #20229 on Feb 29, 2008. Look to the upper-right hand corner of this page for the 'Releases' box, and click on #20229 to access that download page
by fkpope22 on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:22 PM
Where the heck is release 1.0.20229 ??????
by mfrimu on Dec 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM
The controls are too buggy for use in a production environment.
by paper1337 on Dec 12, 2008 at 5:46 PM
Links do not work for downloading latest files. On any download occurrence I find that my GetRight dl manager displays the name of the file as:
by tdarth on Dec 10, 2008 at 6:09 AM
While I originally found this to be of use, there are way too many problems implementing most of the significant controls (HUGE learning curve). Having reported many bugs to only see them still unresolved after 18 months, I've needed to move on to another AJAX library. Fortunately jQuery is out there. Most of the techniques are easier to implement and the footprint is much smaller.
by JimboM on Dec 6, 2008 at 7:34 PM
It's nice information on AjaxToolKit, how to use css with ajax. animation with ajax. -- Regards Pankaj Deharia http://emobiletech.blogspot.com (Technologies in Mobile World) http://g4recruitmentblog.blogspot.com (Online Test Process)
by panther125 on Dec 6, 2008 at 11:19 AM
very good but one thing itool is not there i think the TabPanel is not not there or i' making a mistake
by apex on Dec 5, 2008 at 2:16 PM
Needs an installer and notes to add a script manager ( i.e. <asp:ScriptManager ID="mScriptManager" AsyncPostBackTimeout="180" runat="server"> </asp:ScriptManager>). I wasted an hour trying to figure out what the hell the scriptmanager was and why it had to be added (and where) . Here is a good link: http://tech-review.org/blogs/.net_2.0/archive/2007/02/08/lets-talk-scriptmanger.aspx
by ButterCatz on Nov 28, 2008 at 5:23 PM
Where is the .net 2.0 release? I cant open the 3.5 source in Visual Studio 2005 to try to build that in 2.0? Is that even possible?
by niallhannon on Nov 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM
.NET 2.0 is STILL supported - 2.0 builds are just not provided as part of the release. Grab the source and build it for 2.0 and you are good to go. (Microsoft: did you guys get lazy?)
by SharpGIS on Nov 20, 2008 at 8:14 PM
FOR THOSE WHO WANT THIS FOR .NET 2.0 Look at the "releases" box in the top right of the page and change to release 20229 - you'll find it there. It looks like it's stopped being supported but you can still download and use the version as it was then - I've not had any major problems with it :)
by bgs264 on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:02 AM
No good to us as there's no ASP.NET 2.0 version. I hope there's a good reason other than forcing us to upgrade?
by tjrobinson on Nov 19, 2008 at 4:22 PM
Where is the .NET 2.0 Version ?
by minsou on Nov 13, 2008 at 9:11 AM
ITS NO GOOD THE TabPanel control Is MISSING TabPanel TabPanel TabPanel TabPanel TabPanel Where is It THE TAbs will not work with out it What happend
by rhoyle on Nov 11, 2008 at 6:55 AM
Its a neat attempt for sure.
by WaliKhan on Nov 10, 2008 at 8:59 AM
Where is the .NET 2.0 Version? This is useless to me and a large number of .Net programmers who may use VS2008 but only target .NET 2.0
by robvon on Nov 7, 2008 at 1:00 AM
I like the script only build.. it is the right way to use it along with ASP.NET MVC
by ashithmr on Oct 28, 2008 at 2:15 PM
Not exceptional, but will probably work for most people. Our dev team encountered issues using certain extenders (e.g. cascading drop-down, auto complete, calendar), lacking functionality and erratically misbehaving. jQuery plug-ins often offer better functionality and are easier to debug, extend and deploy.
by mcbit on Oct 26, 2008 at 7:12 PM
Is AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1-DllOnly a Release Build
by jiffy on Oct 24, 2008 at 8:42 PM
by ramiljoaquin on Oct 23, 2008 at 8:08 AM
pruebas de mikel
by undermikel on Oct 14, 2008 at 4:06 PM
I like the AJAX control toolkit and have since .Net 2.0....but as a backwards compatitability issue....you may want to have a VS2k5 and a VS2k8 source project. As we users of VS2k5 cannot edit the features of the kit. Not our fault the company wont buy 2k8 :)
by goldbishop on Oct 7, 2008 at 7:32 PM
Excellent stuff in that toolkit!
by ghost1207 on Oct 5, 2008 at 11:22 AM
Still some bugs, but very nice work
by Irgendware on Sep 15, 2008 at 10:29 AM