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If you are like me, and don't read the instructions and the readme files, you might encounter a few problems in getting the ADO.NET designer to work.

To enable the ADO.NET designer you need to install the ADO.NET EF Tools. But in order to install it correctly you have to install also the ADO.NET EF beta 3 and a cryptic XML Editor QFE in the right order.

So the correct installation order is:

  1. Visual Studio 2008
  2. XML Editor QFE
  3. ADO.NET EF Beta 3
  4. ADO.NET EF Tools (Dec 07 CTP)
  5. ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

And last you might want to download the MVC Toolkit, which includes some rendering helpers and dynamic data support.

Hope this helps.

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posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 2:48 PM

Comments on this entry:

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Steven Harman at 12/10/2007 3:32 PM

So... what exactly would I want to use the Entity Framework for? Or the designer for that matter. :)

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Simone at 12/10/2007 3:51 PM

At the moment just to have a look at it and see where the EF is going and how much help we can get from the designer.
But the things that are interesting for me in this package are the MVC framework and the Silverlight controls.

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by GlenH at 12/11/2007 5:58 PM

How sure are you about this list? The preview includes the Entity Framework.

http://asp.net/downloads/3.5-extensions/

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Simone Chiaretta at 12/12/2007 10:16 PM

You are right, but the tools must be installed before the ASP.NET Extensions, and to install the tools you have to install the EF. So you have to install the EF by itself anyway... or at least this is what happened to me

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Ramya at 1/28/2008 10:37 AM

But to work with ASP.NET 3.5 extensions Ajax features we dont have to install other components right. Just ASP.NET 3.5 extensions preview will do.

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Simone at 1/28/2008 10:43 AM

To use Ajax you don't need to install the extensions: ASP.NET Ajax is included into the 3.5 framework.

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by Ramya at 1/28/2008 11:04 AM

Actually i need to implement Browser History (Back Button Support)concept using in ajax enabled application for which i need extensions.

# re: How to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Left by tamer fekry at 2/13/2008 5:32 AM

please tell me how can i install ajax 3.5 for vs2008?


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