What's new in this release? Umm, pretty much everything. :)
Kidding aside, we probably touched just about every line of code in the Toolkit during this release. Why? Well, because we sim-shipped (simultaneously shipped) with the new ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 Beta, a pretty fundamental set of changes to the framework formerly code named "Atlas". The many changes are detailed on their web site, so I won't bore you with the details here. Suffice it to say that their changes impacted the Toolkit in a major way since we build directly on top of them. Some of the specifics of the Toolkit migration process itself are detailed on Shawn's blog, so I won't repeat them here, either.
What I *will* do is highlight our new controls for this release:
- DropDown: Provides a dynamic drop-down functionality
- MutuallyExclusiveCheckbox: Allows pick-lists of mutually exclusive values
- ValidatorCallout: Adds great client-side UI to ASP.NET validators
I'd also like to single out four of our contributors who made significant contributions to the code that's part of this particular release. To be sure, we have other contributors who've been tremendously helpful in numerous ways and who we'd be lost without. However, these four folks made specific contributions to this release that were very much appreciated. My new best friends are:
And thanks to *everyone* who helped get this release out the door!
As usual, the release notes outline a bunch of other changes we've made. Please take a moment to read about the new stuff. While you're at it, sample any of the controls right now (no install required). Then browse the project web site and download the latest Toolkit so you can start creating your own controls and/or contributing to the project!