Smart Tags don't work correctly in VWD 2008


I have following problem: If I want to access smart tags on certain web controls, like the button control, I can't access them (the smart tags)

I right click on the button, but the smart tag entry is grayed out. It works on some other controls, like listbox.

Maybe it has something to do with this:



But the problem described in that link refers to VS 2005..

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11/22/2007 6:18:46 PM

Not all controls have smart tasks. I don't think button control has one. Calendar definitely does.



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11/23/2007 4:21:56 PM

Well, but it's mentioned in the MSDN Express Library that buttons do have smart tags.




To add an AJAX extender control

  1. Switch to Design view.

  2. If the page does not already contain a ScriptManager control, from the AJAX Extensions tab of the Toolbox, drag one onto the page.


    A ScriptManager control is required to support AJAX functionality.

  3. From the Standard tab of the Toolbox, drag a Button control onto the page.

  4. If the Common Button Tasks shortcut menu does not appear, right-click the Button control and then click Show Smart Tag.

  5. On the Common Button Tasks menu, click Add Extender.

  6. In the Extender Wizard, in the Choose the functionality to add to Button1 list, click ConfirmButtonExtender, and then click OK.


    You can also add an extender control by dragging the extender control from the Toolbox directly onto the Button control.

  7. In the Properties window, expand the Extenders tab, and then expand Button1_ConfirmButtonExtender.

  8. Set the ConfirmText property to Continue?.

11/23/2007 7:16:46 PM

Extenders are different case. Look at this thread:



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11/23/2007 8:53:35 PM

Yes, but, still, shouldn't the smart tag appear?

 The doc says: "right-click the Button control and then click Show Smart Tag"

It looks like it (the smart tag entry) should be always clickable, or?

Here is an sreenshot of the gray-out:

11/23/2007 9:08:43 PM

 Hi there,

I got the same problem. check by hovering over the control toolkit to see if the controls are version 3.*** I still had the controls version 1 referenced. after resetting the toolbox and installing the latest 3.0.**** version the smart tags appeared right away . Hope this helps

12/7/2007 12:21:11 AM

I also have the same problem. Could you elaborate on how to do the controls version 3.***


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