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Hello Kirti

  • Hello Kirti moving to MSDN

    MSDN is the right location for this blog since it is targeted towards developers. It was a mistake on my part to create it on Technet. Apparently my actions are irreversible though. Since MSDN and Technet blogs do not have any blog migration story(no...
  • Community Contributions in Toolkit release 10920

    When I wrote my previous blog post I was in a rush to make the release announcement because we had a lot of users waiting eagerly for it. But I did not get a chance to thank our users who contributed patches to the Toolkit and made the release a success...
  • Toolkit Release 10920

    This has been a long awaited release and has lots of important bug fixes. We were unable to get the Test Framework ready in time and hope to get that out later. The release notes talk about it in detail at this new sample website location . The binaries...
  • SlideShow navigation

    I have written a simple example that uses the SlideShow extender and demonstrates some of its cool features. The sample... provides additional context to the user by showing the previous and next slides by hooking into the 'slideChanging' event...
  • Toolkit showcase

    We are compiling a list of websites to showcase on the Toolkit page that is a part of the ASP.NET website . Details on how the page will end up looking like have not been fleshed out yet. Just like this ASP.NET AJAX showcase displays interesting websites...
  • Toolkit update

    It has been a while since we released so we would like to update our users with the latest happenings in the Toolkit world. Our next release is scheduled to be around the 14th of September . What will it include? New test framework and tests...
  • Toolkit support for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Beta2

    The next wave of Visual Studio products coming out from the Developer Division in Microsoft promises a richer development experience than its predecessors. Features that deserve special mention since they are particularly relevant to the Toolkit are Javascript...
  • How to make localization in the Toolkit work for you?

    FAQ # ...: Why does the Toolkit add resources binaries to a website's bin directory? To explain the motivation behind this I have put up a wiki on our CodePlex site that details how to make the most of the Localization features without getting overwhelmed...
  • Lather, rinse and release

    We had a Toolkit release last week and our product support medium, the forums , gave us instant feedback. So what happens when issues in the Toolkit prevent our customers from taking full advantage of it and block their core scenarios? We do not have...
  • Mind your language!

    The Toolkit supports localization since the 10301 release. The work involved included basic infrastructure and translations for the string "Today" used by the Calendar control in 14 languages. With the Toolkit Patching Utility in place we are receiving...
  • Toolkit: New and improved!

    The latest version of the Toolkit is out. Try it out now. What's so great about this release? This release is particularly special since we had very active Toolkit contributor participation. We also got contributions in the form of patches that allowed...
  • Cascading AutoComplete

    We have received a lot of feedback from users about not being able to pass additional information to the AutoComplete webservice which limits their usage of the extender. We decided to absorb that input and add support to all extenders that issue XmlHttpRequests...
  • Using UpdatePanels with ModalPopups

    One of the most frequently asked questions on the Toolkit forums and at MIX after Shawn's demo was how to get UpdatePanels to work right with ModalPopups . The trick is to understand that the ModalPopup extender attaches itself to more than just the TargetControl...
  • Silverlight at the end of the tunnel

    I was in Las Vegas this week attending the MIX' 07 conference along with the rest of the Toolkit team. My team mates, David Anson and Ted Glaza worked on the keynote demo that Scott Guthrie presented. The demo was written in managed code using the alpha...
  • Accessibility support in the Toolkit

    Accessibility has long been one of the most neglected aspects in the software development process. Those who do take it up, do so because they wish to secure a customer who has government compliance clauses. Getting resources assigned for accessibility...
  • Patch it!

    Before I embark on the Patch tool rattle... The Toolkit is a Shared Source Project and builds on top of the Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX technology, formerly known as Atlas. It releases code under the MS-PL license . We have around 15 contributors from around...
  • Yours modally

    I can see a gray Seattle skyline as I stare out of my window on what should have ideally been a nice Sunday evening in spring time. It is pouring buckets and the view is hazy, reminding me of the html hidden behind the gray modal popup background. I am...
  • Feature complete AutoComplete extender? Not yet.

    I just finished making a bunch of changes to the AutoComplete extender in the Toolkit . You can now css style the AutoComplete extender and make it as fancy as you would like it to be, well, as long as the completed content is text, which is what we support...
  • Insuring, the Toolkit way

    My current task at hand is finding a good insurance policy that is kind to my pocket and covers my car well. I have been putting it off for months now, one, because it is so boring and two, because I do not understand "insurance jargon" and have very...
  • Are you a bot? Say hello to kitty!

    Given that I am a Hello Kitty fan and the name of my blog closely resembles it, the news of a Hello Kitty style bot control piqued my interest. There is one more reason that induced me into writing a quick post on it. That is the NoBot control in the...
  • WYSIBYG...What you see is "before" you get, uhhh... it

    One of the most requested controls in the Toolkit is a WYSIWYG editor. There are a bunch of rich text html editors floating around that serve this purpose, so wouldn't having this in the Toolkit be just a "me-too"? I have been thinking if there would...
  • Late Friday, early Saturday...watching ripped youtube videos?!

    Not having a television can get boring sometimes. Given the status quo, I sought entertainment value on the internet, YouTube primarily. In the light of the latest Viacom suing YouTube scandal my Friday evening entertainment seemed particularly relevant...
  • ContextMenu Extender, anyone?

    The Ajax Control Toolkit has a bunch of controls wish-listed and we would like to deliver as many as possible to our customers. One of our new contributors, Ziemowit Skowronski , has volunteered to author a new control which will behave like a context...
  • Slide Shows and more...

    While I was authoring the slideshow extender in the AJAX Control Toolkit I happened to find a very interesting company that actually does *just* slide shows for a living, called Slide , of course with more bells and whistles. There is a Redmond based...
  • My first blog post!

    I have several reasons to feel excited today. I have been working on the Ajax Control Toolkit for almost 4 months now and we had a major release last night. It is action packed with localization and theming support, compressed javascript for smaller...