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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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25.6. The Last Word

Ajax techniques and the ASP.NET's Ajax integration are evolving rapidly. In future versions of ASP.NET, you'll see a broader set of controls and features that use Ajax. However, the Ajax support that you'll find in ASP.NET AJAX is already surprisingly powerful—and practical. As you saw in this chapter, the UpdatePanel, UpdateProgress, and Timer controls give you a surprisingly painless way to take a traditional postback-heavy web form and give it a more responsive Ajax-powered user interface, often without requiring new code. And if you want to step further into the world of Ajax frills and get collapsible panels, autocompleting text boxes, and a wide range of animated effects, you need to look no further than the ASP.NET ...

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