Stephen Walther (@swalther) and Craig Shoemaker discuss the latest announcements surrounding the ASP.NET Ajax Library during PDC09.
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A New Name a New Home
What's New for the Beta?
- OSS and inclusion in the CodePlex Foundation
- Microsoft is providing product support even as the library remains OSS
- Merging Ajax Control Toolkit (ACT) into the Ajax library
- Client Script Loader - loads script dependencies in parallel
- No installation necessary - use the CDN
- Most ACT controls and functionality supported in client only scenario
- ACT HTML editor not in beta, but look for it in RTM
- Minifier functionality – includes command line tool and MS Build task
- Wiki for OSS documentation
Is jQuery Used Inside Ajax Controls?
- No dependency on jQuery yet... leaving that up to developer needs