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Book excerpt: Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX Controls

This chapter examines the many controls within ASP.NET AJAX, from the all-important UpdatePanel to the validators possible through data binding.

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.

Beginning Ajax with ASP.NET caters to these developers. It introduces them to the JavaScript Object Model, the XmlHttpRequest and Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX framework.

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.

Read the excerpt in this PDF.

MORE: Read Beginning Ajax with ASP.NET's Chapter 7: Ajax.NET Professional Library


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.
Copyright © 2006. Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. Reprinted with permission.

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