ExtJS and ASP.NET Part 1- Setup
Extjs is a great client side tool we can use in our web applications, unfortunate that most of the examples on the internet are given in PHP, or server platform agnostic, as an ASP.NET programmer, I find that there are some tricks when you try to use Extjs in your .Net project.
In next couple of articles I will blog about the integration of ExtJS into an ASP.Net project. The integration was not as straight forward as you might have thought, but once you get past the steep learning curve, you will absolutely fall in love with this advanced UI tool, as a result, ASP.Net code behind will have nothing in it.
My experiences come from successful integration of ExtJS with a standard ASP.Net web form application, but I do not think there will be much difference if you are using ASP.Net MVC, because MVC is more friendly to the ajax programming model.
This is the first part of the series, how to set up ExtJS in ASP.Net web site project.
1. First download Extjs from here
2. Add Extjs to your ASP.Net project, here is a screen shot about my project structure with Extjs
3. Reference Extjs css in your aspx page:
<link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" href="lib/ext-3.1.1/resources/css/ext-all.css">
4. Reference Extjs script in your asp page:
6.That is all you need to use Extjs in your asp.net project.