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Monday, November 28, 2005

Getting AJAX.NET To Work

In me keeping up to work with state-of-the-art .NET thingies - ahum :) - I decided to start using AJAX.NET. After all, every one wants to AJAX these days, isn't it? Well, don't take that advise too serious, as it is nice to play with new technology, but always keep in mind that the user comes first. It's not for a developer to decide what is good for the user, but to listen carefully to his needs, and build upon the user's requirements. And even AJAX can have it's unexpected side effects.

Well, anyway, after following the direction for using AJAX.NET, I expected it to work out of the box. However, it gave the following error message:

Parser Error Message: Could not load type 'AJAX.NET.Global'.

This one was not indexed in Google yet (but probably is by the time you're reading this; giving me the exclusive rights to see if someone else had for the same problem), so either I'm stupid or the utility isn't in widespread use yet (entering AJAX.NET in Google only results in the completely unrelated website http://ajax.net who's author probably underwent a stream of incoming g33ks, convincing him to give - among others - a nice pointer to the AJAX.NET website.

Searched a bit further, using an asterisk instead of AJAX.NET,. This quickly led me to the solution (which was not available at the time of writing this entry, long live the Google cache: Put all the global references in the Bin directory of the project. Finding out why is something for a later time. At least it works now, and I hope it's of a help for you.

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