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October 2008 Issue
Web 2.0 Components
This edition teaches you how to build extraordinary components. We show you how to create cascading dropdowns, a rating system, a selector utility, a color picker control and a Silverlight Mediaplayer. Learn how to use the latest technologies including Ajax, the Yahoo Interface Library, ASP.NET and Silverlight.
Contents of the October Issue
Kevin Koch starts out by teaching you how to populate a dropdown control with database data asynchronously. Then you’ll learn how to populate a second, associated, dropdown list based on the selection made in the first dropdown. Kevin uses several advanced techniques including Ajax and ASP.NET 2.0.
After that he teaches you how to create a questionnaire or survey style of customer feedback. The user can select a rating or ranking for certain questions by using graphical stars; representing a score of 1-5, and then calculate an average from the user feedback.
Dan Wellman continues by showing how you can combine two powerful frameworks; the easiness of jQuery and the widgets of the Yahoo Interface Library (or YUI).
After that he shows how to create a compact and easy-to-use colorpicker on your webpage. Dan uses the YUI to create the color picker.
Victor Gaudioso takes over by showing you how to create a Silverlight 2.0 Video Player complete with a cool animated navigation.
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