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ASP.NET 4 Unleashed by Nate Dudek, Kevin Hoffman, Stephen Walther

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Chapter 40. Client-Side Ajax with jQuery

In this chapter, you learn how to build “pure” Ajax applications that execute on the browser instead of the server. In previous versions of ASP.NET, the primary method of writing client-side code was to use the Microsoft AJAX library. This library provided extensions to JavaScript to make it resemble .NET languages such as C# and VB.NET.

The corporate vice president of .NET Platform, Scott Guthrie, announced in March 2010, that it was taking a different approach to client-side development. A JavaScript library called jQuery is now the recommended method to build client-side functionality. In ASP.NET 4, you can still ...

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