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Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB, Fifth Edition by Matthew MacDonald, Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt

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CHAPTER 40

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Ajax and Web Services

In this chapter we show you the Web API feature added in ASP.NET 4.5, which allows for the easy creation of web services. We show you how to create a web service and consume it using jQuery and Ajax requests.

image Note   Your knowledge of ASP.NET will be enough to understand how Web API web services are created, but you will need to understand JavaScript and jQuery to follow the examples where we consume the web services in Web Forms. We don’t have the space in this book to go beyond the brief introduction to jQuery ...

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