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ASP.NET AJAX in Action by Rama Krishna Vavilala, David Barkol, Alessandro Gallo

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Chapter 7. Under the hood of the UpdatePanel

In this chapter:

  • Using the PageRequestManager
  • Anatomy of an asychronous postback
  • Error handling
  • An UpdatePanel cookbook
  • UpdatePanel caveats and limitations

Using the UpdatePanel control can be a bit like using a Swiss Army knife. Most of the time, the primary utilities, such as the knife and scissors, are used to resolve issues. Other times, using additional functions and features of the tool make more sense when you’re attempting to solve complex problems. For example, it’s more feasible to use a screwdriver as opposed to the knife for a task such as tightening a screw. Knowing that these functions exist—and, just as important, how and when to use them—will make your use of the tool effective. The ...

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