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Introducing Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 3. The Pulsing Heart of ASP.NET AJAX

Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions is a framework that brings AJAX-style functionality to the ASP.NET 2.0 platform. Unlike other similar frameworks, it is designed to be part of ASP.NET and therefore seamlessly integrate with the existing platform and application model. ASP.NET AJAX will be fully integrated with the next release of Microsoft Visual Studio (codenamed “Orcas”), and along with LINQ it will be one of the pillars of the future ASP.NET platform.

Right from the start, you should think of ASP.NET AJAX Extensions as a native part of the ASP.NET platform and not just as a bolted-on and more or less unobtrusive ...

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