And we have a new release of Ajax Control Toolkit. I didn’t work on this one but there are some nice things in there nonetheless :)
First, new controls!
Now with this release of Ajax Control Toolkit, including and controlling Deep Zoom from an ASP.NET page is also very easy:
James Senior just released a screencast on how to create Deep Zoom contents for the new Seadragon control:
This new control makes it a lot easier to handle file uploads from your Ajax applications by providing an abstraction on top of the form posting:
OnClientUploadComplete="uploadComplete" runat="server" ID="AsyncFileUpload1"
Width="400px" UploaderStyle="Modern" UploadingBackColor="#CCFFFF"
It works pretty much as advertised: just drop the control on the page, and you can upload files without a full postback. It looks just like Ajax and requires no plug-in of any kind.
The control has client and server-side events that get triggered when the file has been uploaded. On the server-side, you have access to the uploaded file’s byte stream, which you can save to disk (or database, or whatever).
Download the new release here:
Try the live demos here:
Stephen's in-depth post about this release: