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Programming ASP.NET AJAX: Build Rich, Web 2.0-Style UI with ASP.NET AJAX

Author: Christian Wenz
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (18 September 2007)

Delivering rich, Web 2.0-style experiences has never been easier. This book gives you a complete hands-on introduction to Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX 1.0, the new framework that offers many of the same benefits for Ajax development that ASP.NET provides for server-side development. With Programming ASP.NET AJAX, you'll learn how to create professional, dynamic web pages with Ajax in no time.
Loaded with code and examples that demonstrate key aspects of the framework, this book is ideal not only for ASP.NET developers who want to take their applications a step further with Ajax, but for any web developers interested in ASP.NET AJAX, no matter what technology they use currently. That includes JavaScript programmers who would like to avoid the headaches of writing cross-browser code.
Programming ASP.NET AJAX offers you:

  • A high-level overview of the ASP.NET AJAX framework
  • Functional code that you can cut and paste for use in your own applications
  • The essentials of JavaScript and Ajax to help you understand individual technologies used by the framework
  • An organization that reflects the framework's packages, including Extensions, Control Toolkit, the Futures CTP, and the AJAX Library
  • Sidebars throughout the book that identify and propose solutions to potential security breaches
  • Ways to use the standards-based AJAX Library with other platforms, such as PHP
  • A complete chapter on the UpdatePanel control for making individual parts of a web page independently updateable -- one of the framework's most important elements
Released previously as Programming Atlas to cover the beta version of the Microsoft framework, this edition is fully up-to-date and expanded for the official 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX. Written by Christian Wenz -- Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and AJAX Control Toolkit Contributor -- Programming ASP.NET AJAX contains many hard-to-find details, along with a few unofficial ways to accomplish things.

Microsoft® ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications (Developer Reference)

Author: Dino Esposito
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (15 April 2009)

Rethink the way you plan, design, and build Web applications—with expert guidance from Web development luminary Dino Esposito. Whether giving legacy sites a much-needed tune-up—or architecting rich Internet applications from the ground up—you’ll learn pragmatic approaches to AJAX development that you can employ today.

Discover how to:

  • Delve into the mechanics and design goals of partial rendering—such as improving page-refresh speed
  • Use AJAX-enabled server controls to bring desktop-like functionality to Web solutions
  • Apply design patterns to common Web development issues, including client-side data binding
  • Manipulate JavaScript more easily using the jQuery and Microsoft AJAX libraries
  • Examine the interoperability and security models in Microsoft Silverlight
  • Weigh the tradeoffs when architecting Web applications for richness (Silverlight) vs. reach (AJAX)—and deliver the right solution for your audience

Web Application Construction with ASP.Net 4.6, C#.Net, SQL, Ajax, and JavaScript

Author: Robert E Beasley PhD
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (18 June 2018)

Web Application Construction (WAC) is intended for use by college or university freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are enrolled in a one-semester course or two-semester sequence of courses in Web application development and who are majoring or minoring in software engineering, computer science, applied computer science, computer information systems, business information systems, information technology, or any other area in which software development is the focus.
WAC is designed to help the reader master one of the most effective and widely-used technology stacks for developing modern Web applications—ASP.Net, C#.Net, SQL, Ajax, and JavaScript.
Part I – Overview
1 Web Application Construction
Part II – Single-Page Web Application Construction
2 Page Construction
3 Basic Server Controls
4 More Server Controls
5 Data Validation Controls
Part III – C# Programming
6 Assignment Operations
7 Conversion Operations
8 Control Operations
9 String Operations
10 Arithmetic Operations
11 Date and Time Operations
12 Array Operations
13 Collection Operations
14 File System Operations
15 Custom C# Classes
Part IV – Multiple-Page Web Application Construction
16 State Maintenance
17 Master Pages
18 Themes
19 Navigation
Part V – Database Connectivity
20 Database Design, SQL, and Data Binding
21 Single-Row Database Table Maintenance
22 Multiple-Row Database Table Maintenance
23 Code-Behind Database Operations
Part VI – Additional Functionality
24 Email Messaging
25 Ajax Programming
26 JavaScript Programming
Class Focus
WAC includes a class diagram for each class discussed in the text. Each class diagram articulates some of the most important properties, methods, and events of the class. For those properties, methods, and events that are not included in the class diagram, a link to the official class reference is provided.
Visual Orientation
Since a large amount of information can be represented in a relatively small space using a table, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, the text includes a significant number of tables and figures. These tables and figures are designed in such a way that the instructor can organize entire class lectures/discussions around them. In addition, since many students in the computing field are visual or spatial learners, the copious use of tables and figures can be especially beneficial to them.
Real-Life Examples
A significant proportion of the examples in the text are drawn from the real-life experiences of the author’s own software development practice that began in 1987.
Clear-Minded, Consistent, and Concise Prose
Every effort has been made to present concepts clearly and logically, utilize consistent language and terminology across all chapters and topics, and articulate concepts fully yet concisely. With regard to conciseness, a common complaint of many computing students is that their textbooks contain far more text than is necessary to describe concepts that could be expressed more succinctly. They also complain that their textbooks repeat themselves entirely too often. Great care has been taken to ensure that the text contains concise prose and that it does not repeat concepts unnecessarily.
Accessible Language
Although the subject matter of this book is highly technical and specialized, trendy and/or arcane language that is inaccessible to the average computing student is either clearly defined or replaced in favor of clear and generalizable terminology.

Telerik Rad Grid Control for ASP.NET AJAX by Full Example

Author: Stephen Thomas
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Publisher: Tekkiebooks (18 January 2014)

This is the 4th edition of the book and added is the following: add filters to your RadGrid, using case sensitivity, adjusting filter text box width, hiding filters. The 3rd edition of this book adds many more advanced features including JavaScript, Rad callbacks, popup confirmation windows, popup notification windows, AJAX Progress Indicator with fade in and fade out animation, RadWindowManager, RadAjaxLoadingPanel, RadNotification, RadAjaxPanel, RadScriptBlock, onitemcommand, a new business layer project with data access logic, Item commands, and viewstate variables. The delete command has now been moved to the business layer in order to use popup confirmation windows to allow the user to cancel the delete operation if it was click in error. Also notification popup windows are add to notify the user that the operation was either successful or cancelled. This will create a more improved user experience for your RadGrid application. Let us look at some screens shots of the new advanced functionality. The 2nd edition of this book adds many more advanced features including JavaScript, Rad callbacks, popup confirmation windows, popup notification windows, AJAX Progress Indicator with fade in and fade out animation, RadWindowManager, RadAjaxLoadingPanel, RadNotification, RadAjaxPanel, RadScriptBlock, onitemcommand, a new business layer project with data access logic, Item commands, and viewstate variables. The delete command has now been moved to the business layer in order to use popup confirmation windows to allow the user to cancel the delete operation if it was click in error. Also notification popup windows are add to notify the user that the operation was either successful or cancelled. This will create a more improved user experience for your RadGrid application. Let us look at some screens shots of the new advanced functionality.

Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX: A Practical Hands-on Guide

Author: Jesse Liberty
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 7 October 2007)

With this book, web developers can build engaging and interactive sites and applications using Microsoft's latest web development tools -- ASP.NET 2.0 and the new ASP.NET AJAX framework. You learn to create applications that have all the great tricks you see on popular commercial web sites, such as order forms and the ability to interact with a database. And you can build pages that display information interactively without a page refresh. This straightforward tutorial explains how.
Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX helps you master the concepts and techniques of Microsoft's tools with plenty of annotated examples, review quizzes, web construction exercises and chapter summaries, so you can practice new skills and test your understanding as you go. With it, you'll learn to:

  • Master the fundamental skills of ASP.NET 2.0 to build professional quality web applications

  • Integrate new Ajax tools and CSS with ASP.NET 2.0 for flashier and more interactive sites

  • Build applications with minimal coding using Visual Studio or its free counterpart, Visual Web Developer

  • Connect your site with a database so that users can retrieve, interact and save data

  • Debug your application, deal with unexpected problems, and protect your site from malicious users

  • Use the community-maintained ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit to extend the controls that come with ASP.NET AJAX

  • Use personalization tools to give your site a customized look for each user

Ideal for beginning web developers, or those who are new to ASP.NET, this book gets you involved with your own learning through hands-on lessons that are clear and to the point. You get the chance to try out new techniques on the spot. Want to join the world of modern web development? This book will get you started.

Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5

Author: Adam Calderon
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional ( 6 July 2008)

Microsoft .NET Development Series

“Supported by the leaders and principal authorities of core Microsoft technologies, this series has an author pool that combines some of the most insightful authors in the industry with the lead software architects and developers at Microsoft and the developer community at large.”

Don Box

Architect, Microsoft

“This is a great resource for professional .NET developers. It covers all bases, from expert perspective to reference and how-to. Books in this series are essential reading for those who want to judiciously expand their knowledge base and expertise.”

John Montgomery

Principal Group Program Manager,

Developer Division, Microsoft

“This foremost series on .NET contains vital information for developers who need to get the most out of the .NET Framework. Our authors are selected from the key innovators who create the technology and are the most respected practitioners of it.”

Brad Abrams

Group Program Manager, Microsoft

ASP.NET AJAX server controls can encapsulate even the most powerful AJAX functionality, helping you build more elegant, maintainable, and scalable applications. This is the first comprehensive, code-rich guide to custom ASP.NET AJAX server controls for experienced ASP.NET developers. Unlike other books on ASP.NET AJAX, this book focuses solely on server control development and reflects the significant improvements in ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX and the latest Visual Studio 2008 features for streamlining AJAX development

Adam Calderon and Joel Rumerman first review the core Microsoft AJAX Library and JavaScript techniques needed to support a rich client-side experience. Next, they build upon these techniques showing how to create distributable AJAX-enabled controls that include rich browser-independent JavaScript client-side functionality. The authors thoroughly explain both the JavaScript and .NET aspects of control development and how these two distinct environments come together to provide a foundation for building a rich user experience using ASP.NET AJAX.

  • Create object-oriented cross-browser JavaScript that supports .NET style classes, interfaces, inheritance, and method overloading
  • Work with components, behaviors, and controls, and learn how they relate to DOM elements
  • Learn Sys.Application and the part it plays in object creation, initialization, and events in the Microsoft AJAX Library
  • Build Extender and Script controls that provide integrated script generation for their corresponding client-side counterparts
  • Localize ASP.NET AJAX controls including client script
  • Discover ASP.NET AJAX client and server communication architecture and the new support for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Understand ASP.NET AJAX Application Services
  • Create custom Application Services
  • Design controls for a partial postback environment
  • Understand the AJAX Control Toolkit architecture and the many features it provides
  • Develop highly interactive controls using the AJAX Control Toolkit
  • Understand AJAX Control Toolkit architecture and build controls that utilize the toolkit

Foreword xxv

Preface xxvii

Acknowledgments xxxv

About the Authors xxxix

Part I: Client Code

Chapter 1: Programming with JavaScript 3

Chapter 2: Microsoft AJAX Library Programming 51

Part II: Controls

Chapter 3: Components 121

Chapter 4: Sys.Application 169

Chapter 5: Adding Client Capabilities to Server Controls 207

Chapter 6: ASP.NET AJAX Localization 255

Chapter 7: Control Development in a Partial Postback Environment 317

Part III: Communication

Chapter 8: ASP.NET AJAX Communication Architecture 371

Chapter 9: Application Services 425

Part IV: AJAX Control Toolkit

Chapter 10: ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit Architecture 481

Chapter 11: Adding Client Capabilities to Server Controls Using the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit 513


Appendix A: JavaScript in Visual Studio 2008 547

Appendix B: Validating Method Parameters 555

Appendix C: ASP.NET Handlers and Modules 559

Appendix D: Client Error Handling Code 569

Index 577

Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Author: Laurence Moroney
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Publisher: Apress ( 7 March 2008)

There has been a huge surge in interest in ‘Web 2.0’ technologies over the last couple of years. Microsoft’s contribution to this area has been the ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight technologies, coupled to a supporting framework of ancillary tools. This book aims to be a no nonsense introduction to these technologies for the rapidly growing number of people who are realizing that they need Microsoft-based ‘Web 2.0’ skills on their CV. It gives people a grounding in the core concepts of the technologies and shows how they can be used together to produce the results that people need. The author has unparalleled experience of introducing people to these technologies.

Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5: Learn How to Build a State-of-the-Art Ajax Start Page Using ASP.NET, .NET 3.5, LINQ, Windows WF, and More

Author: Omar AL Zabir
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (11 January 2008)

If you think you're well versed in ASP.NET, think again. This exceptional guide gives you a master class in site building with ASP.NET 3.5 and other cutting-edge Microsoft technologies. You learn how to develop rock-solid web portal applications that can withstand millions of hits every day while surviving scalability and security pressures -- not just for mass-consumer homepages, but also for dashboards that deliver powerful content aggregation for enterprises.
Written by Omar AL Zabir, co-founder and CTO of Pageflakes, Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5 demonstrates how to develop portals similar to My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Pageflakes using ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Workflow Foundation, LINQ and .NET 3.5. Through the course of the book, AL Zabir builds an open source Ajax-enabled portal prototype (available online at, and walks you though the design and architectural challenges, advanced Ajax concepts, performance optimization techniques, and server-side scalability problems involved.
You learn how to:

  • Implement a highly decoupled architecture following the popular n-tier, widget-based application model
  • Provide drag-and-drop functionality, and use ASP.NET 3.5 to build the server-side part of the web layer
  • Use LINQ to build the data access layer, and Windows Workflow Foundation to build the business layer as a collection of workflows
  • Build client-side widgets using JavaScript for faster performance and better caching
  • Get maximum performance out of the ASP.NET AJAX Framework for faster, more dynamic, and scalable sites
  • Build a custom web service call handler to overcome shortcomings in ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 for asynchronous, transactional, cache-friendly web services
  • Overcome JavaScript performance problems, and help the user interface load faster and be more responsive
  • Solve scalability and security problems as your site grows from hundreds to millions of users
  • Deploy and run a high-volume production site while solving software, hardware, hosting, and Internet infrastructure problems
Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5 also presents real-world ASP.NET challenges that the author has solved in building educational and enterprise portals, plus thirteen production disasters common to web applications serving millions of users. If you're ready to build state-of-the art, high-volume web applications, this book has exactly what you need.

ASP.NET AJAX in Action

Author: Alessandro Gallo
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Publisher: Manning Publications ( 3 September 2007)

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

ASP.NET AJAX in Action is a fast-paced, example-rich tutorial designedfor ASP.NET web developers and written by ASP.NET AJAX expertsAlessandro "Garbin" Gallo, David Barkol, and Rama Krishna Vavilala. Thisbook introduces you to Ajax applications and to the ASP.NET AJAXtechnology. Beginners will appreciate the clear explanations of keyideas and terminology. Intermediate and advanced ASP.NET developers willfind a no-nonsense learning source and well-organized reference.

ASP.NET AJAX in Action offers a rich set of examples and meticulousexplanations. The extensive code samples are accompanied by accurate andrigorous explanations of the concepts behind development with ASP.NETAJAX. 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 andto enhance the user experience, this book is for you.

    ASP.NET AJAX in Action will give you with the knowledge and tools youneed to more easily craft the next generation of Ajax applications. Withthe help of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX framework, Ajax development hasnever been easier and more instinctive for both client-script developersand 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.

  • Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework

    Author: Steven Sanderson
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    Publisher: Apress ( 4 November 2009)

    Steven Sanderson has seen the ASP.NET MVC framework mature from the start, so his experience, combined with comprehensive coverage of all its features, including those in the official MVC development toolkit, offers the clearest understanding of how this exciting framework could improve your coding efficiency―and you'll gain invaluable awareness of security, deployment, and interoperability challenges.

    The ASP.NET MVC Framework is the evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform. It introduced a radical high–productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test–driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 3.5.

    An integral benefit of this book is that the core Model–View–Controller architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but demonstrated in action. You'll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e–commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# 3.0 language features and unit–testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you can discover MVCs strengths and weaknesses for yourself―and put your best learned theory into practice.

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