What’s happening to the AJAX Control Toolkit?

I have been using the AJAX Control Toolkit ever since it was released and have really liked it. Microsoft released it to Open Source and now they have turned it over management to DevExpress. Look for a new release in 2015. Here is the blog post on the news: https://community.devexpress.com/blogs/aspnet/archive/2014/09/22/ajax-control-toolkit-devexpress-offer.aspx

Updating Bound Controls in an UpdatePanel

Do you need to update a bound control like a GridView or Repeater that is contained in an AJAX UpdatePanel after data is updated? Well there is a trick to it that you need to remember. You would think this should work: Code: //Update some data missingVideosUpdatePanel.Update(); Shouldn't calling the UpdatePanel.Update() cause the control to [...]

Web Standards Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Web Standards Update provides the much wanted HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1. It brings VS 2010 intellisense & validation as close to W3C specification as we could get via means of an extension. Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83

Prevent Thread Exceptions in ASP.NET

In ASP.NET, if you see Exception messages like this: Thread was being aborted. Coming from: System.Web.HttpResponse.Redirect This is due to the default behavior of the Redirect call and it always throws this exception that is usually absorbed by ASP.NET. You might see this if you are using Exception logging in your application. So make sure [...]