What (or whose) ScriptManager to use?

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  1. Margo Noreen
    Margo Noreen avatar
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    Mar 2010

    Posted 31 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    We are using VS2010 and ASP.NET 4, and the most recent Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX (Telerik.Web.UI_2011_2_915).  What I'm trying to sort out is whose "ScriptManager" to use and what the tradeoffs are.

    First, of course, there's the asp:ScriptManager, then there's the AJAXControlToolkit:ToolkitScriptManager, and then there's the telerik:RadScriptManager.

    Our website has evolved over time, with different developers implementing things, well, differently, and as a result we have examples of pages and usercontrols referencing each one of those.  I'd like to move the markup for the ScriptManager into our MasterPage.   Can you provide any guidance on what should be done here?  Why would we choose the RadScriptManager over the asp:ScriptManager?  Is there a downside?

    We are moving more and more towards telerik-based grids and a few of the other controls, and I'm trying to move away from the AJAXControlToolkit altogether.  We are also looking to go towards the use of more jQuery, but it looks like telerik has its own version of that too.

    But I find the Telerik online and installed documentation to be "mixed" bag of references.  And it's not clear to me what path we should take.   Any details you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Princy
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    Mar 2007

    Posted 01 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Margo,

    I have found the following forums which discussed the same.

    RadScriptManager and ASP.NET's ScriptManage
    RadScriptManager and asp:ScriptManger

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