Chapter 4. The AJAX Runtime with the Microsoft AJAX Library

After completing this chapter, you will

  • Understand the ScriptManager server control and its role in deploying an AJAX application.

  • Understand object-oriented JavaScript and the Microsoft AJAX Library.

  • Understand and be able to utilize the Microsoft AJAX Library’s JavaScript type system.

In the first three chapters, we’ve looked at programming service-oriented AJAX applications using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to implement the back-end server. In this chapter we’ll start looking at client applications that use the ASP.NET AJAX client-side runtime, also known as the Microsoft AJAX Library, and the ASP.NET ScriptManager control.


The Microsoft AJAX Library refers to the client-side ...

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