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Applied ASP.NET 4 in Context by Adam Freeman

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Improving Client Interactions with jQuery

In the previous chapter, you saw how jQuery can be used to apply styling to elements in the HTML that you produce from the ASP.NET server. jQuery also includes a nice event system, which you can use to improve the interactions that users have with your applications.

Responding to Events

The HTML form element, the backbone of most web applications, was designed to collect information from a user, who would then click a submit button to send the data to the server. As the idea of the form has been stretched to give the user control over increasingly complex applications, the requirement for a distinct click of a button to move things along has become increasingly odd and redundant. You can see a good example ...

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