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If you use the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, you know that our long-time Visual Studio partner DevExpressmaintains it, and that it’s free and open-source. Recently they released an updated and improved ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. You can download this new version here: devexpress.com/act

In a short time that they have taken over the project, they have fixed the most glaring issues along with a number of other changes to make the Toolkit a solid library to have in your ASP.NET application.

  1. The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is an open-source project built on top of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX framework. It is a joint effort between Microsoft and the ASP.NET AJAX community that provides a powerful infrastructure to write reusable, customizable and extensible ASP.NET AJAX extenders and controls, as well as a rich array of controls that can be used out of the box to create an.
  2. Add support for Visual Studio 2013 templates - The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit did not support Visual Studio 2013's new web project templates well. With this v15.1 release, we have solved this major issue. Provide an upgrade path - The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit's core codebase is now over 7 years old. While we at DevExpress can help to.

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The new release includes:

  • Stable and working controls. We addressed multiple major tracked bugs to ensure a more stable Control Toolkit.
  • Modern browser support. Previous versions of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit did not work well in all browsers. With this release the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit works with all popular HTML5 browsers.
  • Support for Visual Studio 2013 Web Forms templates. The Control toolkit now works seamlessly with the Web Forms templates. You can use the Bootstrap support that was added to the templates, and use the Toolkit with Bootstrap.
  • ASP.NET Web Optimization framework support. You can use the bundling and minification feature of ASP.NET with the toolkit. Check out ASP.NET Web Optimization framework to learn more.
  • Dependency cleanup. The AjaxControl Toolkit is factored in a way to only bring in necessary libraries. As a result, it will no longer bring in libraries like AjaxMin, HtmlAgilityPack, or WindowsAzure Storage. All third-party package functionality is extracted to separate packages (ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.StaticResources, ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.HtmlEditor.Sanitizer) which are available as NuGet Packages.
  • A great new installer. The new installation experience integrates seamlessly with Visual Studio and registers the Control Toolkit components into the Toolbox.

There’s a full list of what’s new in the v15.1 release available here: What’s New in v15.1

Ajax Toolkit Download For Visual Studio 2015 Free

Read this blog post by DevExpress on the AJAX Control Toolkit for more details on the release, how to upgrade, and report issues. You can file bug reports, make feature suggestions and review the source code online at: ajaxcontroltoolkit.codeplex.com and get the latest version of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit (DevExpress Edition) from their website: http://devexpress.com/act.

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I have used the ajaxtoolkit with .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010, and I was able to add a new tab to the toolbox and add the ajaxtoolkit controls to the toolbox. How do I do this in Visual Studio 2012?

I have added the ajaxtoolkit with NuGet, but I would like to see the controls in the toolbox, so I can drag the controls in. How is this done?

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It's located in the packages folder created by Visual Studio 2012 after you use NuGet Package Manager to download it.

Ajax Toolkit Download For Visual Studio 2015

Create a tab in Visual Studio (you can name it Ajax Toolkit).

Right click on it and select: Choose Items..

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Click Browse and navigate to the packages folder that Visual Studio 2012 creates with your source. Something like this: ..packagesAjaxControlToolkit.7.0123lib40AjaxControlToolkit.dll

Select AjaxControlToolKit.

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Ajax Toolkit Install

I just installed it in Visual Studio 2013. Here's a summary of the process:

  1. Click on solution and Manage Nuget Packages
  2. Filter for AJAX and select the Ajax Control Toolkit
  3. After NuGet installs this, it won't be in the toolbox!
  4. Create a new toolbox group for AJAX CONTROL TOOLKIT
  5. Add Items
  6. Browse
  7. Navigate to the toolkit URL. Project is Webapplication1 in the c:temp folder so the toolkit was in: C:tempWebApplication1packagesAjaxControlToolkit.7.1213lib45 (because I am using framework 4.5)
  8. Click OK and the toolbox should be populated.
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Slight sort cut for finding the dll folder, for example step 7 in the instruction set given by user3546149.

(Good job, I would up vote your answer but no reputation).

AjaxControlTookkit should show under References for the project. Right click it and select Properties. The Path property is the path to the AjaxControlToolkit.dll. Copy that Path property.Then for step 7 paste the Path property directly in the search box. Saves eye strain and clickity click oops syndrome.

(Works for VS 2013 also, maybe others).


The current version of the AJAX Control Toolkit does everything to install itself into the VS toolbox. First exit out of VS (it will tell you to exit if you don't) then click the Download button in AJAX Control Toolkit.

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To install Ajax Control Toolkit, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

this is install the Ajaxtoolkit in your current project..

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