In order to be able to work with ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit,
the following should be available:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (any version) or you can also use
the free of cost Visual
Web Developer Express 2005.
ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions and install them on your computer after installing
Visual studio 2005.
ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit and install it on your computer after installing
Visual studio 2005 and AJAX Extensions. You can also download the Toolkit directly from CodePlex project site.
After the completion of installation, open Visual Studio 2005 or
Visual Web Developer and add a tab in the Toolbox named AJAX Toolkit.
Right Click in this tab and choose add items. Browse to the
sample directory of where you did extract the Toolkit, then to bin directory
and choose the file named AjaxControlToolkit.dll.
This is all. You have installed AJAX Control Toolkit and you can
start building your controls.