Rather than focus on fixing the AJAX things that are still broken because of the RTM release tonight, I chose to jump even further into the abyss by adding even more AJAX-based controls to the page. This time it is a search results box that pops up and displays product search results (from Amazon, Yahoo, and Ebay) when the user takes advantage of my offer to “Shop Now” while viewing a wishlist. I was thinking that a tabbed interface would be the perfect choice for displaying the results from different searches.
I read last week that one of the new additions to the AJAX Control Toolkit is a tabs control. Here is what it looks like on their sample page:
Very spiffy. Of course I immediately ran into trouble when trying to implement it myself. The control seems to work fine when used on a page like this:
But when used in a div with runat=server and visible=false and then later changed to true after a button click I got this instead:
Now when the user clicks on the “Shop Now” button they get a nice little popup window with search results to a bunch of online sites that I have affiliate accounts with. If they decide to buy something then Dan gets paid. Oh yeah, and it’s a nice little feature for the users as well.
My list of things to do for this project is getting shorter. It looks like I am somewhere between 2/3 to 3/4 of the way completed (as far as number of tasks goes not size of tasks) as long as I don’t add any more features.