Chapter 4. Exploring the Ajax server extensions

In this chapter:

  • Updating an existing ASP.NET application
  • Performing partial page updates with the UpdatePanel
  • Using the ScriptManager
  • Working with timers
  • Obtaining user feedback

What makes ASP.NET AJAX unique and separates it from other Ajax toolkits and frameworks is the fact that its architecture spans both the client and server. In addition to a rich set of JavaScript libraries, it provides a set of server controls to assist in Ajax development. In the previous two chapters, we revealed the basics of the Microsoft Ajax Library and its ambitions of simplifying Ajax and JavaScript for client-side development. Because most Ajax development originates from the client, these chapters are a pivotal ...

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