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As you build your knowledge of the underlying ASP.NET platform, you'll also learn how to effectively use Visual Studio 2008 to build ASP.NET solutions that maximize the new AJAX capabilities.
What you will learn from this book
How the latest AJAX version is part of the .NET Framework 3.5, requiring no separate installation
The benefits of cross-platform compatibility within all the major up-level browsers that exist
Ways that Visual Studio works with AJAX-enabled pages
Techniques for testing, debugging, and deploying ASP.NET AJAX applications
Tips for building custom controls and working with animations
How to access databases and Web Services
Who this book is for
This book is for ASP.NET developers who are interested in using AJAX to enhance existing web sites or develop new, more interactive web applications.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Chapter 1: Overview of AJAX.
Why AJAX Applications Are Needed.
Bringing Richness to Web Applications.
Who Benefits from AJAX?
Technologies of AJAX.
Creating a Simple Web Page with AJAX.
The Power of AJAX.
Chapter 2: ASP.NET 3.5 and AJAX.
ASP.NET 3.5 Brings a Lot to the Table.
ASP.NET AJAX Applications.
ASP.NET AJAX’s Server-Side Controls.
Using Multiple UpdatePanel Controls.
The Client-Side Page Request Lifecycle.
Canceling a Request.
Working with Updates.
Close on Closures.
Getting Parts of a String.
Chapter 4: Understanding the ASP.NET AJAX Client Library.
The Browser Page Lifecycle.
Using the Type System.
Base Class Library.
Errors and Debugging.
The Browser Object.
The Sys Namespace.
Chapter 5: The ScriptManager.
The Ubiquitous ScriptManager.
ASP.NET Application Services.
Customizing the Location of Scripts.
Chapter 6: Controlling the Back Button.
The Document Fragment Indicator.
Enabling Partial Updates.
Adding History Support.
Managing History Client-Side.
Adding History Support.
Chapter 7: The ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit.
Downloading and Installing.
The ASP.NET AJAX Controls.
ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit Extenders.
ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit Server Controls.
Chapter 8: Services.
Managing User Roles.
Chapter 9: ASP.NET AJAX Networking.
The XMLHttpRequest Object.
Making WebRequest Calls.
Managing Web Requests.
Chapter 10: Working with Animations.
Working with the Animation Control.
Examples of Animation Actions.
Chapter 11: Building Custom Controls.
Building Client-Side ASP.NET AJAX Controls.
Building a Server-Side ASP.NET AJAX Control.
Chapter 12: Web Parts.
Introducing Web Parts.
Building a Web Parts Page without AJAX.
Understanding Postbacks with Web Parts.
Adding AJAX to the Web Parts Page.
Building a Custom Web Part with AJAX.
Chapter 13: Localization.
What Is Localization?
Cultures and Regions.
Server-Side versus Client-Side Localization.
Client-Side Culture Details.
ASP.NET 3.5 Resource Files.
Looking at the Resource Editor.
Script Localization with Static Files.
Chapter 14: State Management.
Understanding State in .NET.
Using the Application Object.
State Management and ASP.NET AJAX.
Chapter 15: Testing and Debugging ASP.NET AJAX Applications.
Debug and Release Scripts.
Using the Error Class.
Using the Sys.Debug Class.
Enabling Internet Explorer for Debugging.
Viewing ASP.NET AJAX Request and Response Messages.
Chapter 16: Deploying ASP.NET AJAX Applications.
Installing the Bits.
Preparing for Web Farm Deployment.
Using a Different Platform.
Avoiding Common Configuration Problems.
Creating Web Deployment Projects.
Using Compression for Scripts.
SummaryAppendix A: ASP.NET AJAX Resources.