ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit - v17.0.0 - Visual Studio 2017 Support

27 March 2017

Now that Visual Studio 2017 has been released, we've updated the Ajax Control Toolkit to work with the latest version of VS2017. This support means that you can use the Visual Studio designer and toolbox to drag-and-drop controls on to your WebForms.

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit - VS2017

This minor release for the Ajax Control Toolkit includes a few fixes and improvements too. Take a look at this Github diff to see some of the changes.

You can download the update release here:

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit v17.0.0 - Visual Studio 2017 supported


Download this update release and then give us your feedback on GitHub.

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7 comment(s)
Jim Ivey

Thanks for the update.  We're relatively new to relying on NuGet libraries for our solution, and happy that DevExpress is putting work into updating and improving the old AjaxControlToolkit.  However, we're trying to better understand the timeline/process for releases, and have a couple quick questions:

1) Is there an ETA yet for a NuGet-oriented v17 release to be published at  We've downloaded early builds and verified that the bugs we reported have been fixed, and are just waiting on an official public release build to show up in the NuGet feed.

2) When it is published, will it be the same code as the installer-based release referenced in your blog post, or will it be different?

3) If the two are the same, is there a reason why the installer and NuGet releases come out at different times?  Does the NuGet release require additional work?

Thanks ahead of time for any clarification.

3 April, 2017
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Jim,

Thanks for taking a keen interest in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.

1. A release is likely coming soon in the next few weeks.

2. Yes, same code as installer.

3. Generally each release does come with NuGet, however, this release was mainly to provide VS2017 support.

4 April, 2017
Jim Ivey

Thanks for the clarification, Mehul.  I understand it was primarily a VS2017 release, but it contains bugfixes that we're waiting on, and we're holding up our own software release until we can update to an AjaxControlToolkit version that eliminates them.  If there's a way to make it happen sooner than "the next few weeks", we'd really appreciate it.

Anyway, thanks again for the explanation and your help.

4 April, 2017
Oscar Fiblas Aramayo

No puedo descargar Ajax Control Toolkit desde esta página, el link me dice "acceso prohibido".

10 May, 2018
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

@Oscar, thanks, I've updated the links in the blog post and you can download the latest toolkit link install here:

10 May, 2018

I have devexpress 15.2.17.  Recently i just installed visual studio 2017 ..  but now devexpress not visible in visual 2017 IDE


22 August, 2018
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

@Sasi, Please report issues here:

22 August, 2018

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