Sunday, January 6, 2008

Create New ASP.NET 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Projects Using VS 2008

Visual Studio 2008 is support for framework multi-targeting. This enables you to use VS 2008 on .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5 projects, and does not require you to upgrade your projects to the latest version of the .NET Framework in order to take advantage of new Visual Studio 2008 features.

VS 2008 out of the box allows you to open and edit existing ASP.NET 2.0 applications built with the separate also available on ASP.NET website. The VS 2008 multi-targeting support works just fine with these projects, and you can use the improved JavaScript and web designer support with them - while still targeting .NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX 1.0.

Out of the box VS 2008 doesn't include project templates for creating brand new ASP.NET 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications. Currently web free web download for VS 2008 that enables these project templates options. You can download them here

Once these additional project templates are installed, you can use File->New Project or File->New Web Site within VS 2008 to create ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications that run on ASP.NET 2.0:

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