Monday, March 16, 2015

Refresh of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

If you have used the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit in the past, DevExpress has basically taken over this open source project that has languished in recent years due to the presence of jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap and all of the various plugins for these frameworks.

Since many companies are still using this framework in many of their legacy ASP.NET Web Forms applications, DevExpress has refreshed this project with a brand new release that you can download directly from their website:

Of course, if you read over the details of this endeavor, taking over the project is not ENTIRELY a philanthropic gesture from DevExpress.  The intention is to basically sell you on their DevExpress suite which provides more features and functionality than the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.

Nevertheless, having a newer version of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is a definite nice-to-have for those organizations that wish to refresh and update their existing ASP.NET Web Forms applications without undergoing a complete overhaul and rewrite to use newer toolsets such as jQuery and Bootstrap.

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