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Onto your particular question:
On a blank new page I added the controls that you mentioned: RadScriptManager, RadStylesheetManager, RadAjaxManager, RadWindow and RadRotator.
I removed all RadControls from the page and added just the MS ScriptManager (ScriptMode = Release) and the result was 67KB.
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How do you get compression to work ?
I have a similar case, one page using RadTabstrip, RadMultiPage, RadGrid and RadInput, getting a huge webrespource.axd (700KB, even 900KB) the first time i hit the page
Although radcompresion is enabled on web.config,
<add name="RadCompression" type="Telerik.Web.UI.RadCompression" />
the result I'm getting (as seen in Fiddler) seem pretty "uncompressed" to me, am I doing something wrong ?
In internet web faced sites, if the first time a user hits a page haves to download that amount of data, the server performance is severely affected, can you give me some advice on how to deal with this issue ?
Thx in advance
Note that RadCompression is designed to automatically compress your AJAX and Web Service responses.
RadCompression is not designed to be a complete replacement for other HTTP compression tools, such as the built-in HTTP Compression in IIS 7. Instead, it is designed to work with those existing tools to cover scenarios they usually miss - namely the compression of bits moving back and forth in AJAX (and now Silverlight) applications. If you have HTTP Compression enabled in IIS7, you'll discover that it does not compress your AJAX and Web Service responses; it only compresses the initial bits sent to the browser when the page is requested. By adding RadCompression to your project, you cover those gaps and start compressing your XHR (XmlHttpRequest - i.e. the "X" in AJAX).
Please check this help topic on more information: RadCompression
the Telerik team
The next times a user hits the page, the axd file is cached and so the size of data travelling is much less.
is there a way to controll wich scripts are included in the axd file ? For instance, in one page I use RadTextBox, but I use them just as regular textboxes, for aesthetic issues to be said. Nevertheless, the server sends me a big RadInputScripts.js inside the axd, most of which I surely don't ever use....
Should we copy the scripts folder to the root folder in the case of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2009