ASP.NET AJAX in Action
From the Back Cover
In this book, you'll learn how to use:
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.
- Microsoft Ajax Library
- Partial rendering with UpdatePanels
- Advanced client and server techniques
- Ajax Control Toolkit
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.
Summary of Contents
Part 1 ASP.NET AJAX basics
- Chapter 1: Introducing ASP.NET AJAX
- Chapter 2: First steps with the Microsoft Ajax Library
- Chapter 4: Exploring the Ajax server extensions
- Chapter 5: Making asynchronous network calls
- Chapter 6: Partial-page rendering with UpdatePanels
Part 2 Advanced techniques
- Chapter 7: Under the hood of the UpdatePanel
- Chapter 8: ASP.NET AJAX client components
- Chapter 9: Building Ajax-enabled controls
- Chapter 10: Developing with the Ajax Control Toolkit
Part 3 ASP.NET AJAX Futures
- Chapter 11: XML Script
- Chapter 12: Dragging and dropping
Part 4 Mastering ASP.NET AJAX
- Chapter 13: Implementing common Ajax patterns
Who is this book for?
This book is targeted at ASP.NET developers who want to master the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions. Even if this book was written with the beginner and intermediate developers in mind, the advanced developer could benefit from it, due to the new concepts and programming techniques brought to the ASP.NET world by the ASP.NET AJAX framework.
ASP.NET AJAX in Action is a book that guides readers from the initial stages of developing with ASP.NET AJAX all the way to becoming an expert.
We highly recommend this book to anyone intending to adopt ASP.NET AJAX for their sites, and especially for anyone coming into a project already using it. It is excellent to serve as both a reference book and a learning material.