I’ve already posted twice about that little class browser application. The first iteration was mostly declarative and can be found here:
How to render the same template on the server and client with minimal redundancy
Entirely unobtrusive and imperative templates with Microsoft Ajax Library Preview 6
Today is the release of the sixth preview of Microsoft Ajax Library. Don’t get fooled by the somewhat silly and long name: this is a major release in many ways. The scripts have been majorly refactored since preview 5. Check out the other posts out there (links at the bottom of this post) to see just some of the many new features that are in there. Some of my favorite are all the small improvements that have been made to make imperative instantiation of components and templated contents easier than ever. Many of you have told us that you preferred to do things imperatively and this release makes it a lot better.
HTML now a data format
About a year ago, I asked the question on this blog whether HTML could and should be used as a data format:
Ajax Control Toolkit: new controls, bug fixes
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 :)