ATLAS Control Toolkit

Published 8/27/2006 by Henry in AJAX | ASP.NET AJAX

New release ATLAS Control Toolkit on
Version 1.0.60731.0 is the latest version.
The Control Toolkit is being upgraded with a few new controls and the already existing controls are 'bugfixed'.
The Reorder List had some known issues with postbacking when it was not expected, in this release the issue is fixed.

The new controls are:

  • DynamicPopulate: (Re-)populates any element with HTML content downloaded from the server.
  • FilteredTextBox: Prevents unwanted characters from being typed into a text box.
  • PagingBulletedList: Adds flexible paging and sorting to any bulleted list.
  • PasswordStrength: Provides interactive feedback about the strength of a password being created.
  • Rating: Displays a "4 out of 5 stars" interface for ranking.

    Also in the version before this one (1.0.60626.0) there where some new Controls introduced:

  • Accordion: Displays one pane at a time from a set of multiple panes.
  • NumericUpDown: Lets you attach flexible up/down "spinners" to any TextBox.
  • ResizableControl: Makes any control resizable.


    Automated testing
    What is new also is that in the 'Walkthrough' section a walkthrough for Automated testing is added.
    I am not sure what to expect, but I am interested and maybe I will add a story on this blog about the automated testing with ATLAS Controls.

    Henry Cordes
    My thoughts exactly...

  • While trying to understand which deployment models we have in .NET 2.0 I stumbled upon the following Visual Studio 2005 add-in:

    Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects

    This add-in provides additional functionality to build and deploy Web sites and Web applications in ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. This add-in includes a tool to merge the assemblies created during ASP.NET 2.0 pre-compilation, and provides a comprehensive UI within Visual Studio 2005 to manage build configurations, merging, and using pre-build and post-build tasks with MSBuild.

    Web  Deployment Project

    I think this screenshot provides a good idea about some of the the possibilities.

    Henry Cordes
    My thoughts exactly...

    After a long time, I will try to start adding new items to my blog.
    I started working for another organisation and I have been on vacation etc. etc.
    In my new job I am doing a conversion for an application from .NET Framework 1.1 to .NET Framework 2.0.
    It is an ASP.NET application containing around 20 projects.

    After the conversion to a IIS Website in Visual Studio 2005 I hit the F5 key and got the message:

    Unable to start debugging on the web server.
    The Microsoft Visual studio Remote Debugging monitor (MSVSMON.EXE) does not appear to be running on the remote computer.

    Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger
    After searching around for a while MVSSMON.Exe is the application that resides in the Windows Start Menu under 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 > Visual Studio Tools' and is named: 'Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger'.
    When I started the 'Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Configuration Wizard', I could run the apllication as a service and debugging works always.
    It seems that when you use the IIS Website model to develop webapps the remote debugger needs to be running (Visual Studio 'thinks' it is debugging a remote machine).

    Henry Cordes
    My thoughts exactly...