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Ext.NET Web Application Development by Anup Shah

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Chapter 4. AJAX with Ext.NET

Modern web applications will invariably need to make heavy use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). Some of the preceding chapters have hinted at, or given some examples of, AJAX capabilities available in Ext.NET. In this chapter, we look at those again, comparing it to other mechanisms available in ASP.NET.

By the end of this chapter, you will gain an understanding of the various ways AJAX operations can be performed, understanding the pros and cons of each approach.

AJAX with ASP.NET

ASP.NET has a number of ways to do AJAX. They include, though are not limited to, AJAX Control Toolkit, page methods, ASMX, and WCF Web Services that can be called directly from JavaScript, UpdatePanel, ASHX generic handlers, WCF ...

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