When working with a complex environment such as the ones being created by most (if not all) AJAX applications nowadays, one needs a set of tools in his/her arsenal to overcome any obstacle.
As it site says:
If you are not already using it go quickly, download and start working with it.
There are two major benefits of using FireBug when developing ASP.NET and AJAX.NET application:
- HTML Inspection – FireBug allows you during runtime and on any site, to inspect how the HTML looks. This includes direct references to the various stylesheets being used an element (including the casecading parts and from which .css file they came from). It also includes the ability to visualize the unvisible styling elements of padding and visualize so that you’ll visually see where the styling problem is as well as change the various style settings on the fly and immediately see the results.
In the early days of AJAX.NET (or should I say in the “Atlas” days), FireBug was my main weapon of understanding the AJAX.NET framework and stepping line by line to understand how to use and work with AJAX.NET.
It’s an invaluable tool in your arsenal and with the usage of AJAX.NET increasing on a daily basis you just have to have it.