What you will learn in this chapter:
- How AJAX fits into the ASP.NET Framework
- Taking advantage of Web Forms controls to make AJAX calls
- Using a Web Forms control to show status to the user
- Creating REST web services to support AJAX
- Using jQuery to support AJAX in MVC
Code Downloads for this Chapter:
The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wrox.com/go/beginningaspnetforvisualstudio on the Download Code tab. The code is in the chapter 13 download and individually named according to the names throughout the chapter.
This communication is not outside the HTTP protocol, but instead uses HTTP to communicate smaller pieces of information within sections of the web page, rather than the default “whole page” approach. This is becoming increasingly common, as it provides an experience that seems more desktop-like because pieces of information on the page are refreshed based on some condition (timing, user action, and so on) without having to go through the whole page fetch that prevents users from being able to work in the browser while the ...