As Ajax continues to gain traction as a formidable framework for Web application development, many ASP.NET developers are looking to leverage their existing programming skills while learning a thing or two about Ajax.
Chapter 11, Atlas Controls, looks at a variety of ASP.NET AJAX controls, what they do and how they should be used. The authors begin with basic controls like buttons and the ListView. Then they discuss the all-important UpdatePanel, which defines what portions of an ASP.NET AJAX page can be updated simultaneously. The chapter ends with a look at data binding, both declarative and programmatic, and how this applies to controls like validators and behaviors.
Excerpted from the Wrox Press bookBeginning Ajax with ASP.NET (ISBN: 978-0-471-78544-6) by Wallace B. McClure, Scott Cate, Paul Glavich and Craig Shoemaker.
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