ASP.NET AJAX: Power to the Client

Web applications have long paled next to their desktop brethren in the richness of the user interface. Web pages flash and repaint in their entirety, while desktop apps provide a much richer, seamless interface to the user. All that changed with the introduction of AJAX, which provides a way for a page to update portions of itself instead of gettng a fresh copy of the entire page every time the user clicks something. During this Live Learning session, you'll learn about partial postbacks using the UpdatePanel, which provides a nice kludge to add AJAX features and responsiveness to an existing Web page, and how this differs from traditional full page postbacks. You'll also learn about the pure client-side AJAX features of Microsoft's AJAX Library, and see how you can make Web pages far more responsive to users. You'll also see what's coming in AJAX 4.0 scheduled for delivery with Visual Studio 2010 in March of next year, which delivers even more power and responsiveness to the client.

Recorded: 12/17/2009


Don Kiely

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.