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Summary How to install FreeTextBox

FreeTextBox uses JavaScript, images, and xml files. To correctly install FreeTextBox, you must install these files. FreeTextBox has two ways of accessing these files

1. External Files - Before FreeTextBox 3.0, all images, javascript and xml were stored as external files. By default, FreeTextBox looks in /aspnet_client/FreeTextBox/ for these files. If you want to store the files in a different location, you need to set the SupportFolder property of your FreeTextBox instance. For example, if your website is stored at, you should set SupportFolder="/FreeTextBoxFiles/".

2. Internal Resources - As of FreeTextBox 3.0 all the images, javascript and xml is stored inside the FreeTextBox.dll. You just need to copy the image library web page ftb.imagegallery.aspx to the folder of the page that will be using FreeTextBox.

In ASP.NET 2.0 these files are automatically pulled from the FreeTextBox.dll. In ASP.NET 1.x, you need to add the following httpHandler to web.config:

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
     <add verb="GET" path="FtbWebResource.axd" type="FreeTextBoxControls.AssemblyResourceHandler, FreeTextBox" />