Building AJAX Web Part Parts for WSS

Because we have built the server-side APIs for data sources, including XML feeds and Web service endpoints, the only components that go in the Web Part are JavaScript components and functions, HTML placeholders that get rendered within Web Part boundaries, and JavaScript runtime. The bulk of the server processing is moved from the Web Part to the services layer, exposed to the client runtime through XML feeds and Web services. We build JavaScript classes that can be instantiated on the client from within the Web Part and deploy these classes through the ScriptManager control. The System.Web.UI.ScriptManager class is an ASP.NET control that manages scripts within the framework. It is responsible for deploying ...

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