Chapter 10. Developing with the Ajax Control Toolkit

In this chapter:

  • The auto-complete extender
  • Additional properties of extenders
  • The Ajax Control Toolkit API
  • The animation framework

The Ajax Control Toolkit is an open source project that Microsoft started in the early days of ASP.NET AJAX. It’s a collection of extenders, script controls, and client components written with the Microsoft Ajax Library. The Toolkit provides a server API for developing Ajax-enabled controls, a client API for testing client components, and a framework for creating visual effects and animations.

The project is located at the CodePlex hosting website ( and is owned by Microsoft’s Agility Team. Rather than agile programming (and all that ...

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