Announcing Microsoft Ajax Library (Preview 6) and the Microsoft Ajax Minifier – ScottGu’s Blog
The ASP.NET team today released a significant new update of the Microsoft Ajax
Library (Preview 6). This update includes a bunch of new capabilities and
improvements to our client-side AJAX library, and can be used with any version
of ASP.NET (including ASP.NET 2.0, 3.5 and 4.0), and can be used in both ASP.NET
Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC projects. Today’s release includes the following
- Better Imperative Syntax: A new, simplified, code syntax for
creating client controls.
- Client Script Loader: A new client-side script loader that can
library automatically, and executes the scripts in the right order.
- Better jQuery Integration: All Microsoft Ajax controls are now
automatically exposed as jQuery plug-ins.
In addition to the client library improvements, we also today released a new
(free) Microsoft AJAX Minifier tool. This tool allows you to substantially
files. It can be run both as a command-line tool, and also ships as a
Visual Studio MSBuild task that you can integrate into your VS projects to
I have played with the bits today and they work great! In less than an hour I managed to update my demos that I will show at the Shape conference (http://www.microsoft.ch/shape) in two weeks to use these latest bits.