Chapter 10. Dynamic interfaces in Web Parts


This chapter covers

  • Understanding dynamic Web Parts
  • Using JavaScript and jQuery to update the interface
  • Introducing the SharePoint dialog framework
  • Modifying the Ribbon
  • Building context-aware Web Parts


Web pages have traditionally been built on the request-response methodology. You send a request for a web page and wait for a response containing the HTML. Each view requires that the server process and render all content, images, and scripts. This static process is slow. In recent years, browser technology has evolved and you can now create web pages that are dynamically and asynchronously updated. The combination of technologies, such as JavaScript, web services, Ajax, XML, and JSON, allows ...

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