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Reviewed:  46 reviews
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Released: May 13, 2009
Updated: Jun 13, 2009 by swalther
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Release Notes

AJAX Control Toolkit Release Notes - May 2009 Release

Version 3.0.30512

May 12, 2009 release of the AJAX Control Toolkit. Refreshed on June 12, 2009 to address several of the issues described below including the issue concerning performing a build in Release mode.
  • -- AJAX Control Toolkit Controls for ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Recommended).
  • – AJAX Control Toolkit Controls, Sample Site, and Source Code for ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1.
  • – 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.

New controls

This release includes three important new controls:
  • HTMLEditor
The HTMLEditor control allows you to easily create and edit HTML content. You can edit in design mode, as a rich text editor, or in source view to edit the HTML markup directly.
Many thanks to by Obout for building this.
  • ComboBox
The ComboBox control provides a DropDownList of items, combined with TextBox. Different modes determine the interplay between the text entry and the list of items.
Many thanks to Dan Ludwig for building this.
  • ColorPicker
The ColorPicker Control Extender can be attached to any ASP.NET TextBox control. It provides client-side color-picking functionality with UI in a popup control.
Many thanks to Alexander Turlov for building this.

Community effort

More than twenty important bug fixes have been made in this release, across many controls, corresponding to some of the most requested fixes.
We would like to specially thank all the patch contributors from the Toolkit community whose fixes helped make this release possible. We recognize their names on the Toolkit Patch Hall of Fame.

New Tutorials have been created, with improved integration in the ASP.NET AJAX Web site.

The TemplateVSI project has been removed. See the new tutorial: Creating a New Extender for information on how to create an Extender, without needing a Visual Studio Extender project template.

Many thanks to all contributors to this release, and in particular to Bennett Adelson Consulting, Inc., OBOUT Software, Inc., Dan Ludwig and Alexander Turlov.

Note: This May 2009 release: Toolkit version 3.0.30512 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 the earlier Toolkit version 1.0.20229.

Reviews for this release

Anything clipboard-related with the Editor doesn't work - cut, paste or any of the copies.
by jschlosser on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Well then, One WORD goes for it " CRAP " . After a whole day of extensive debugging and checking the JS is having lots of bugs and snakes and crocodiles inside, which are needed to be removed and fixed appropriately. Otherwise AJAXtoolkit story may end up with this release. Everything stopped working normally which rammed before in 2.x. I dont know who have tested and commented it a great release.
by ICheck_N_Comment on Aug 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM
Everything works fine for me but, the MPE when used in CommandEventArgs this will not display at all, ist stable but to an extent
by nayeem4umd on May 25, 2010 at 7:39 AM
easy use, also work fine with Japanese environment.
by kermit123 on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM
known open issues (e.g. #15182 large modal popups don't work in IE 7) prevent this from being a production-ready framework
by ddv630 on Sep 8, 2009 at 8:14 PM
it would be helpful if all the controls were tested inside a sharepoint environment as well, using masterpages etc.
by thewire on Sep 8, 2009 at 6:02 PM
Calendar popup does not hide when another calendar popup is visible or when clicked else where on the page. Really a pain to use.
by hemanshubhojak on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:24 PM
Nothing but problems after installing this version. Modal Popup Extender throws errors when you try to drag it across the screen. Caused one of my web servers to throw AJAX client side error so my navigation menu stopped working. I had to reset my toolbox and go back to the previous version.
by mhofer on Aug 18, 2009 at 7:04 PM
everything is working fine... great work...
by salmanahmad on Jul 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM
Wow. Very easy to use. I love it.
by scratty on Jul 10, 2009 at 5:17 PM
We use this release prolificly thoughout the just over 150 ascx controls in our web interface. The vast majority of the controls in this release are very reliable. I agree w/ another comment up here that the editor is not ready for show time, but while some of the controls still lack some of the wow factor seen in some of the costly toolkits out there, all in all we are impressed w/ this project.
by marsh76 on Jul 10, 2009 at 3:20 PM
I use the AJAX Control Toolkit sometimes fail this: The application attempted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy. To grant this application the required permission please contact your system administrator or change the application's trust level in the configuration file.
by itquan on Jul 9, 2009 at 5:11 AM
This is an excellent release mostly stable except for the editor control which i think could do with a little more work. carry on the great work. cheers.
by ckasesmith on Jul 9, 2009 at 4:28 AM
ARE YOU OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no issues been Commented by Ajax Team for over a month
by jacobcordingley on Jul 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM
Very buggy. Multi-Slider is quite nice but buggy. This release seems to have lower quality than the older versions had. Keep on doing the good work you did before this release - pls.
by Raupes on Jul 3, 2009 at 9:38 AM
Extremely buggy and not useful in a dynamic environment. The tabcontainer is an abomination.
by Pak514 on Jun 30, 2009 at 6:01 PM
Issues 23272, 23307
by aszodiam on Jun 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM
Stable and works like a champ in most scenarios....
by mpool on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:03 AM
by alexcheveau on Jun 26, 2009 at 6:45 PM
excellent stuff
by bryansmith on Jun 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM
Htmleditor? how about Fckeditor..
by luckyadler on Jun 19, 2009 at 9:03 AM
Still got bug in TabContainer. Whenever I have a postback within the tabpanel, it popup a error message : "Microsoft JScript runtime error: 'b' is null or not an object"
by thelightkeeper on Jun 19, 2009 at 3:57 AM
by bellsoft on Jun 15, 2009 at 7:06 AM
Poor because have bugs :( Please fix this bug for next release (ocorrs in 3.5 SP1):
by Hugo123 on Jun 13, 2009 at 12:38 PM
We posted a minor update to the AJAX Control Toolkit to address several of the issues described below including the issue concerning performing a build in Release mode.
by Stephen_Walther on Jun 13, 2009 at 1:01 AM
after update as in readme (i.e just drag and drop component in Solution) i lost my ajaxControlToolKit in ToolBox (Visula Studio 2008). I try to add again.. but no use. what id happening ..???????????
by ImranSafdar on Jun 12, 2009 at 10:29 PM
How about an installer? How about some instructions on upgrading from prior versions? There are a lot of nuts and bolts to this stuff and a readme that says, "just copy and go" just AIN'T ENOUGH! My system is almost completely screwed to the wall, following installation "instructions" like that.
by mbarton on Jun 11, 2009 at 5:09 PM
Well... what can I say if I simple replace the dlls and nothing works...... :( Seems like all the controls are renamed and you cannot access them with javascript code directly with names like "ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderMaster$ctl03$RadTreeViewCategorias" Maybe it's a bug or simply a non-documented style change
by gogan on Jun 10, 2009 at 11:47 AM
Is there a chance to get the link on bug fixes included in this release? Tnx
by MarioMajcica on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:35 PM
Don't you people test this stuff. I am so sick of debugging your code. My managers look at the little samples expecting it to do that and doesn't realize it don't quite work like the sample in a real world application. Again, I am soooooo sick of spending hours in the forum and google to find some OFF THE WALL FIX to make it work in a real world situation. Test your code...I do.
by jfowler01 on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:00 PM
Now I can dump the ComponentArt and Telerik/RadAjax comboboxes. Been waiting for a long time for this one to be available free. Value and Text field being separated was the key. Good work!
by binoj7 on May 27, 2009 at 5:44 AM
I am somewhat unhappy with this release, for a few reasons: 1. It is missing a script file. (NumericUpDownBehavior.debug.js) I had to make a copy of the non-debug version and rename it to NumericUpDownBehavior.debug.js in order to compile. 2. The DLL-only release is missing a PBD file. 3. Scarce number of bug fixes for such a huge stretch of time since the last release. :-(
by Speednet on May 27, 2009 at 2:30 AM
This release seems to have been put out before it was ready. The release build crashes Visual Studio. All the comments have been stripped from the javascript. I haven't run into anything that doesn't work yet, but its not very friendly to anyone planning to extend the library.
by jbailey on May 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM
Release build will crash VS 2008...
by EdSF on May 26, 2009 at 4:01 AM
when will the JavaControlToolKit be named just that in sted of cc1? Every time I try to follow along with the videos I have to change every thing to cc1 or it wont work and when will the table pannal be back on the tool bar? I wish that some of the bugs wher fixed befor you do any more upgrades thanks
by rhoyle on May 25, 2009 at 2:06 AM
For the rad enviroment where customers expect web 2.0 features, THIS is the toolkit to have!!
by orialmog on May 21, 2009 at 8:57 AM
The only reason I installed this was to use the auto-complete extender and it doesn't even work. How can this be called a stabled version if some components aren't just buggy but doesn't work at all?? Problem described:
by OZZIE on May 19, 2009 at 4:34 AM
I hate to give a rating of anything but 5 stars but this has been the first release that I have been disappointed with. It comes with two solution files. the first one "AjaxControlToolkit.release.sln" has missing file references for JavaScript files. The second one "AjaxControlToolkit.sln" actually manages to crash Visual Studio doing a release build. In general I found this release buggy.
by jstein on May 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM
A great ajax library - Easy to use - Compatible with existing controls
by MapDot on May 17, 2009 at 6:07 PM
I was using the modal popup extender heavily. Tried this release, as soon as the popup extender displayed on my page I started to drag it all over the screen (you know, like any smarta$$ user would) and javascript started throwing out errors about scroll position non-existant, etc. The first control I tried broke. I'm sticking to the previous release...
by rotsenpelot on May 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM
Pretty good
by shatl on May 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM
Would rate better if you also considered the .NET 2.0 world which has not exactly faded away.
by robvon on May 15, 2009 at 12:35 AM
This release is really awesome, thanks you guys for fixing the postback problem in Accordion. It saved alot of my time. Really a very HUGE THANKS from me. I created this account to say this. Well Done guys!!!
by xmen on May 14, 2009 at 6:27 PM
Thanks for the update. New combobox is awesome and the bugfixes are appreciated.
by PixelMuse on May 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM
The HTML editor samples were not included with the toolkit.dll, and different sample designs such as removing the bottom bar should be a flag / setting on the editor instead of different controls.
by mooglegiant on May 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM
Good for the fixes and additions, especially since I bought the Obout controls and I'm using their editor, among other controls. But only a "fair" because some of us are stuck on 2.0 for the forseeable future, and it'd be nice to get these upgrades available as 2.0 controls, fixes, and minimalizations.
by kmac23va on May 14, 2009 at 1:40 PM