ASP.NET AJAX in Action
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ASP.NET AJAX in Action

by Alessandro Gallo, David Barkol, Rama Krishna Vavilala
     
 

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Ajax has revolutionized the way users interact with web pages today.
Gone are frustrating page refreshes, lost scroll positions and intermittent interaction with a web site. Instead, we have a new generation of fast, rich, and more intuitive web applications. The
ASP.NET AJAX framework puts the power of Ajax into the hands of web developers. ASP.NET AJAX,

Overview

Ajax has revolutionized the way users interact with web pages today.
Gone are frustrating page refreshes, lost scroll positions and intermittent interaction with a web site. Instead, we have a new generation of fast, rich, and more intuitive web applications. The
ASP.NET AJAX framework puts the power of Ajax into the hands of web developers. ASP.NET AJAX, formerly called Atlas, is a new free framework from Microsoft designed to easily add Ajax features to ASP.NET
applications. With this technology, ASP.NET developers can easily build more interactive and highly-personalized web applications that work across all most popular browsers.

ASP.NET AJAX in Action is a fast-paced, example-rich tutorial designed for ASP.NET web developers and written by ASP.NET AJAX experts
Alessandro "Garbin" Gallo, David Barkol, and Rama Krishna Vavilala. This book introduces you to Ajax applications and to the ASP.NET AJAX
technology. Beginners will appreciate the clear explanations of key ideas and terminology. Intermediate and advanced ASP.NET developers will find a no-nonsense learning source and well-organized reference.

ASP.NET AJAX in Action offers a rich set of examples and meticulous explanations. The extensive code samples are accompanied by accurate and rigorous explanations of the concepts behind development with ASP.NET
AJAX. In this book, you will discover how to use

  • Microsoft Ajax Library
  • Partial rendering with UpdatePanels
  • Advanced client and server techniques
  • Ajax Control Toolkit

    If you are a web developer looking to bring your web pages to life and to enhance the user experience, this book is for you.

    ASP.NET AJAX in Action will give you with the knowledge and tools you need to more easily craft the next generation of Ajax applications. With the help of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX framework, Ajax development has never been easier and more instinctive for both client-script developers and ASP.NET developers alike.

    Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

  • Editorial Reviews

    The Barnes & Noble Review
    Even in "version 1," Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX framework brings together a broad and deep collection of controls, scripts and resources for building rich Internet applications. ASP.NET AJAX In Action illuminates that framework, together with the new mindset and best practices you need to use it well. The book is superbly written, well thought out, and packed with useful code and diagrams that help you understand exactly how ASP.NET AJAX works.

    The authors begin with a "whirlwind tour" of ASP.NET AJAX's most widely-used components, cobbling together some quick application examples that show you exactly where you're headed. Next, you'll learn how the Microsoft Ajax Library enhances the JavaScript's object-oriented model; by the end of Chapter 3, you'll be writing object-oriented JavaScript, complete with reflection. You'll explore Microsoft's server-side Ajax extensions; learn how to make asynchronous calls; and leverage ASP.NET's authentication and profile services in your Ajax applications. There are two full chapters on UpdatePanel, Microsoft's stunningly easy and powerful tool for partial page refreshes.

    With developers clamoring for Microsoft's ASP.NET-based AJAX solution, not every hoped-for feature made it into Release 1.0. But Microsoft's "Futures Community Technical Preview" shows where the platform is headed, and this book covers some of its most promising enhancements. There's a full chapter on xml-script, Microsoft's declarative language for executing JavaScript code, defining client components and how they integrate. Another chapter show how you'll soon be able to add classic desktop drag-and-drop capabilities to DOM elements throughout your web pages. You'll even explore the Ajax Control Toolkit, an increasingly robust collection of open source (you read that right) controls for ASP.NET AJAX developers. Bill Camarda, from the September 2007 Read Only

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781933988146
    Publisher:
    Manning Publications Company
    Publication date:
    08/28/2007
    Pages:
    576
    Product dimensions:
    7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.18(d)

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    Meet the Author

    Alessandro "Garbin" Gallo is a Microsoft MVP in the Visual ASP/ASP.NET category and has been an active contributor for the Ajax Control Toolkit project. As a .NET developer/consultant with a primary focus on ASP.NET application design and development, Alessandro has been developing with ASP.NET AJAX since the very first CTP. Notably, he won the Grand Prize at the Mash-it-up with ASP.NET AJAX contest held by Microsoft in 2006.

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