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Pro ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010, Third Edition by Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt, Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 30. ASP.NET AJAX

In the previous chapter, you entered the world of client-side programming. You learned a few essential techniques for using JavaScript, and you considered how to create more responsive pages with Ajax techniques, either on your own or through the client callback feature in ASP.NET.

These examples presented a fairly well-rounded foundation that you can use to build a variety of advanced pages. Unfortunately, the programming model leaves a lot to be desired. If you rely on pure JavaScript, it's up to you to bridge the gap between ASP.NET's server-side abstraction and the more limited HTML DOM. Sadly, it's not easy. Without the benefit of Visual Studio's IntelliSense and its debugging tools, it's difficult to write error-free ...

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