ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel Control

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 23, 2006 - Computers - 60 pages

This newly revised Short Cut teaches you how to build richer and more interactive Ajax-style web pages using ASP.NET AJAX, Microsoft's Ajax framework for ASP.NET 2.0. The ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel control is key to building ASP.NET 2.0 applications more responsive to user input and in this tutorial, you'll learn how to use it from the Microsoft experts: Bertrand Le Roy, UpdatePanel control's architect and developer, and Matt Gibbs, ASP.NET AJAX dev team manager.

Completely revised for the Version 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX, this Short Cut teaches you what you need to know to make UpdatePanel part of your application pages. You'll also learn how to use the control to improve the performance of an ASP.NET Wizard control; create a better master/details page for the AdventureWorks database; and add a pop-up preview to a search page. Finally, you'll learn how to display UpdatePanel error messages and deal with its quirks and limitations. And all of the example code is available for free download. In short, this PDF has exactly what you need to begin adding the interactivity of AJAX to your ASP.NET 2.0 applications today.

 

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Contents

Using the UpdatePanel
16
Repeating UpdatePanels
45
Dealing with Caveats
52
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Bertrand Le Roy is a PhD in mathematical physics and a former student of Ecole Normale Superieurede Lyon. After five years developing content management applications in France, he was hired by the ASP.NET team in Redmond, WA where he's been working since 2003 on projects such as ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET "Atlas." He is a pretty good skier and a very mediocre golfer. In his spare time, he wonders who really reads bios.

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