Chapter 12. Ajax and RIAs with ASP.NET 4.0


This chapter covers
  • Understanding Ajax
  • Working with ASP.NET Ajax framework
  • Understanding jQuery
  • Understanding jQueryUI


In chapter 11, you learned how to take full control over the markup generated by your pages. Be sure you’re comfortable with the contents of that chapter because it might affect the subjects in this chapter.

In this chapter, we’re going to turn our attention to Ajax. Nowadays, everybody knows about it. Ajax stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. The term was coined in 2005; since then, it’s become the de facto standard for the web. With Ajax, also came new terms like RIA (Rich Internet Application) and the famous Web 2.0.

Though the term Web 2.0 is a marketing creation, ...

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