ASP.NET Ajax Fundamentals

Learn how to build modern, responsive Web applications on the Windows platform using ASP.NET and Ajax
Course info
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(232)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2008
Duration
6h 11m
Table of contents
ASP.NET Ajax Introduction
ASP.NET Ajax Server Controls
ASP.NET Ajax Server Data
ASP.NET Ajax Client-side Library
ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit
Description
Course info
Rating
(232)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2008
Duration
6h 11m
Description

ASP.NET Ajax is a Web development framework for building richer, more interactive Web applications. This new Web development framework from Microsoft provides both client-side and server-side components for closing the gap between web and desktop user interfaces. ASP.NET Ajax's browser-neutral client script library is easily integrated with existing Web applications (including ASP.NET 1.* and non-.NET sites), improving response times and enhancing UIs with DHTML and Javascript features that in the past would have taken enormous development efforts and extensive client-side knowledge. ASP.NET 2.0 applications can take advantage of ASP.NET Ajax's server-side features to further enhance their UIs, often through simple markup. This course walks you through the components of ASP.NET Ajax, asks you to build a number of Ajax-enabled applications, and shows how best to leverage the capabilities of Ajax to make your clients' experiences richer.

About the author
About the author

Fritz is a co-founder of Pluralsight where he serves as the Content Advisor. Fritz is the author of the books 'Essential ASP.NET' and 'Essential ASP.NET 2.0' published by Addison Wesley.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit
Hi, this is Fritz Onion from Pluralsight and I'll be presenting this module on the AJAX Control Toolkit. At this point, we assume that you have covered or gone through most of the preceding modules in this course. So you should be comfortable with building ASP. NET Ajax-enabled applications using the client-side libraries, using service-side controls like the UpdatePanel and the ScriptManager. And what we're going to focus on this module is the collection of controls that are available through this AJAX Control Toolkit and how you can leverage them into your ASP. NET Ajax applications. So we'll start of with just an overview of what a toolkit is and what it provides to you. Talk about the difference between straight Ajax-enabled custom controls versus Ajax-enabled custom controls that are actually extensions to other controls called extenders. Then we'll talk about how to install the toolkit, how to use some of the controls in your applications, and most of these modules going to be walking through examples of using various controls within the toolkit to give yours a sense for what they can add to your application, and how you might take better advantage of them.