Perhaps those who've been doing the Rip Van Winkle thing for the past year might not yet know about Ajax. Best...
- ASP.NET AJAX Overview
- Installing ASP.NET AJAX
- Configuring ASP.NET AJAX
- UpdatePanel Control Overview
- ScriptManager Control Overview
- Partial-Page Rendering Overview
- Asynchronous Communication Layer Overview
Of course, you'll also find a sample application that demonstrates how to create an Ajax-enabled Web site for ASP.NET using Visual Studio templates, as well as step-by-step illustrations on how to add an UpdatePanel control to an ASP.NET Web page, build content for that control, work with UpdateProgress controls and more.
On the client side, you'll get an illustration of how to invoke Web service inside a client script (including background on how to add the ASP.NET HTTP handler) as well as calling Web services from related .asmx files that have been marked with the ScriptServiceAttribute. Details include error handling methods, single callback functions from within multiple Web service methods, and passing complex types to a Web service.
There's also a substantial collection of tutorials also available on all these same topics. Though what you'll find is still pre-release documentation, it's a great way to get a leg up on putting Ajax to work within your ASP.NET methods and applications.
Ed Tittel is a writer and trainer whose interests include XML and development topics, along with IT Certification and information security. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, or suggested topics or tools to review. Cool tools rule!