Chapter 9. Building Ajax-enabled controls

In this chapter:

  • Script descriptors
  • Introduction to Ajax-enabled controls
  • Extenders
  • Script controls

The power of technologies like ASP.NET lies in the ability to work with server controls and, particularly, web controls. A web control is an object that abstracts and manages a particular portion of the web page, be it a single element (like a text box) or a table (like a grid). A web control covers the tasks from the rendering of the HTML to postback handling and communication with other server controls. All of the web control’s logic is programmed, encapsulated, and executed on the server side as soon as you declare the web control on the page.

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