Chapter 8. Building AJAX Controls

After completing this chapter, you will

  • Understand the control architecture of the Microsoft AJAX Library.

  • Understand controls, events, and event-based control development.

  • Understand and utilize AJAX behaviors.

  • Utilize AJAX controls in your AJAX applications.

In Chapter 7, I introduced the Microsoft AJAX Library component implementation, in which components serviced by Sys.Application can be created and maintained by using event and property bindings through the Sys.Component.Create ($create) method. I also described how the component infrastructure supports event-driven programming and object disposal.

To provide component functionality that is tied to DOM elements, the AJAX library provides the base classes Sys.UI.Behavior ...

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