Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials: Client-side ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Explained

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This book teaches you, through step-by-step exercises, the following essential topics:

  • How to create basic AJAX applications using JavaScript, CSS, DOM, and the XMLHttpRequest object. 
  • Understand the object-oriented model of JavaScript.
  • Learn what the Microsoft AJAX Library is made of.
  • Understand how the Microsoft AJAX Library extends the object-oriented capabilities of JavaScript by adding support for namespaces, interfaces, events, properties, and an improved set of base classes. 
  • Implement JavaScript classes and interfaces based on Visual Studio class diagrams
  • Create client components, controls and behaviors, by extending existing elements of the page, registering events, and utilizing the page life cycle. 
  • Go through a case study that demonstrates the theory you learned throughout the book.
About

Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials is a practical reference for the client-side library of the ASP.NET AJAX Framework 1.0, and a tutorial for the underlying technologies and techniques required to use the library at its full potential. The main goal of this book is to get you comfortable with the Microsoft AJAX Library, a huge set of functions that can be used for developing powerful client-side functionality.

Beginning with a hands-on tour of the basic technologies associated with AJAX, JavaScript, XMLHttpRequest, JSON, and the DOM, you'll move on to a crash course in the Microsoft AJAX tools. You will learn, through numerous step-by-step exercises, how to create basic AJAX applications, how the object-based programming model of JavaScript works, and how Microsoft AJAX Library extends this model. You'll understand the architecture of the Microsoft AJAX components, how they all fit together, and exactly what they can do for you. Then you will learn how to use the Microsoft AJAX Library in your web projects, and a detailed case study will walk you through creating your own customized client components.

At every stage of your journey, you'll be able to try out examples to illuminate the theory, and consolidate your understanding. In addition to learning about the client and server controls, you'll also see how to handle errors and debug your AJAX applications.

To complement your new found skills, the book ends with a visual reference of the Microsoft AJAX Library namespaces and classes, including diagrams and quick explanations for all the classes mentioned in the book, providing an invaluable reference you will turn to again and again.

Features
  • A rapid and practical guide to including AJAX features in your .NET applications
  • Learn practical development strategies and techniques
  • Go through a case study that demonstrates the theory you learned throughout the book.
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781847190987
Date Of Publication 29 Jul 2007

Authors

Bogdan Brinzarea

Bogdan has a strong background in Computer Science holding a Master and Bachelor Degree at the Automatic Control and Computers Faculty of the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania and also an Auditor diploma at the Computer Science department at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

His main interests cover a wide area from embedded programming, distributed and mobile computing and new web technologies. Currently, he is employed as an Alternative Channels Specialist at Banca Romaneasca, Member of National Bank of Greece where he is responsible for the Internet Banking project and coordinates other projects related to security applications and new technologies to be implemented in the banking area.

Cristian Darie

Cristian Darie is an eCommerce technology specialist and entrepreneur, and co-founder and CEO of Pleisty, a marketing automation and personalization tool for eCommerce.