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I need to install the most recent (compatible) Ajax .NET toolkit for VS 2008.

All this Nuget and binary-only downloads and such...I can't make it make sense.

Please don't just send me links.  I don't see how to install it and I guess I need some step-by-step help.

I've already been out on:

http://ajaxcontroltoolkit.codeplex.com/
http://www.aspnettutorials.com/tutorials/ajax/installing-ajax-toolkit-2008.aspx
http://docs.nuget.org/docs/start-here/installing-nuget

Just need to get it installed and working in VS 2008.  Thanks
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did you try this link

http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/act.ashx

from this link

If you are using Visual Studio 2008 then you should pick the version of the Ajax Control Toolkit for .NET 3.5.
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Download the Binary version and not the Source version of the Ajax Control Toolkit.
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It's all great until you get to the point (choosing toolbox items) where you browse out to the downloaded binary file...but when I OK, it errors with:

"C:\...\AjaxControlToolkit.Binary.NET4\AjaxControlToolkit.dll is not a Microsoft .NET module"

Yes, I see the ".NET4" suffix too.  But if you follow the Codeplex link on the page you provided (which takes you here:  http://ajaxcontroltoolkit.codeplex.com/  ) they do say:

"Visual Studio 2008? Download via the Big Green Button labeled "Download" at the right of this page. "

which is what I did...and which sounds like backwards compatibility to me...
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Bah...found it.  You just have to ignore their crap about the "green download button".  You got to follow the "more..." link.
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