Umbraco versions 4.x currently ship with the
AjaxControlToolkit version 1.x targeted at the .NET 2.0 platform. As a result,
developers wishing to take advantage of the newer AjaxControlToolkit version
3.x will find that the admin section of Umbraco 4.x will no longer function
properly after building a control that relies on the newer version of the
AjaxControlToolkit. This document explains how to install and configure your
Visual Studio 2008 environment and project to work with the newest
AjaxControlToolkit library and maintain the existing version required for
umbraco to function properly.
This package currently works with Visual Studio 2008. It is
not compatible with prior versions of Visual Studio and has not yet been tested
in Visual Studio 2010.
Download The Source
To get started quickly, download the “AjaxControlToolkit v3x
for Umbraco” package located at http://our.umbraco.org/projects/ajaxcontroltoolkit-v3x-for-umbraco.
This package contains the DLL and PDB debugging symbols necessary to get
started right away. Alternatively, you can download the source code for this
project and build the project yourself. The source code can be found on the
same page as the binary download.
The fastest way to get started is to integrate the
AjaxControlToolkit directly in the toolbox of Visual Studio 2008 allowing you
to quickly add controls and extenders into your Umbraco user control projects.
Note: If you have a
current version of the AjaxControlToolkit referenced in Visual Studio 2008,
there can be compatibility or usability conflicts. It is recommended that you
remove references to the version available from Codeplex before installing the
Umbraco version. This is not the most convenient method of handling this
integration, but minimizes referencing extenders incorrectly in your Umbraco
Follow these steps to add the AjaxControlToolkit to
your Visual Studio Toolbox:
Unzip the files from the download above to your
Start Visual Studio 2008
Create a new ASP.NET Website by selecting the
menu option File -> New Website. Double-click the Default.aspx in the
Solution Explorer window to open the file editor.
Right-click the Toolbox beneath the “General”
tab and select the menu option “Add Tab”
Enter a new tab names “AJAX Control Toolkit for
Right-click beneath the “AJAX Control Toolkit
for Umbraco” tab and select the menu option “Choose Items”
Browse to the location where you unzipped the
AJAX Control Toolkit for Umbraco and select the AjaxControlToolkit25.dll