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Microsoft® ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications by Dino Esposito

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The jQuery Library

Like many other JavaScript libraries, jQuery offers DOM and CSS manipulation and navigation, event handling, nice user interface effects, and AJAX capabilities. However, the main trait of the library is call chaining. Most methods, after execution, return the same jQuery object they have been called from. In this way, you can chain new commands to the object, thus building an effective workflow.

As mentioned, Microsoft is now fully supporting jQuery and, among other things, distributes it with the ASP.NET MVC framework. Furthermore, extensions have been developed to fully integrate jQuery IntelliSense in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Starting with the next version of .NET, jQuery will become a constituent part of the ASP.NET ...

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