This two-day course provides a practical introduction to developing rich internet applications using ASP.NET AJAX and C#. As a result of the extensive support provided by Microsoft’s AJAX tools, an ASP.NET programmer can get up and running in this new environment uncommonly fast. This course shows the way. It is current to ASP.NET 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013. The course includes an introduction to the JavaScript library jQuery UI and the open source components JuiceUI that encapsulate jQuery UI widgets for use by ASP.NET programmers.

Course Duration: 2 Days
Prerequisites:

A good working knowledge of web application development using ASP.NET, Visual Studio and C# is recommended. The student should also have a basic knowledge of HTML. Some familiarity with ADO.NET and JavaScript will be helpful for understanding the case study and some of the examples, but it is not required.

Course Outline:
  • Rich Internet Applications and AJAX
    • Desktop Applications
    • Web Applications
    • Rich Client Applications
    • Using Plug-Ins
    • Using JavaScript
    • Asynchronous Communication
    • AJAX
    • Microsoft’s AJAX Technologies
    • ASP.NET Enhancements
    • A Simple AJAX Application
  • ASP.NET AJAX Client Library
    • Components of Microsoft’s AJAX Support
    • ScriptManager
    • Client-Side Page Lifecycle
    • Debugging Support
    • JavaScript Extensions
    • Object-Oriented Programming Support
    • Global API Shortcuts
    • Embedded JavaScript Resources
  • Partial Page Rendering
    • UpdatePanel Control
    • Update Modes
    • Triggers
    • Using a Time
    • PageRequestManager
    • Partial Page Update Lifecycle
    • UpdateProgress Control
    • Limitations and Performance Issues
  • Remote Method Calls
    • Web Service Methods
    • Handling Errors
    • Using Context
    • Page Methods
    • JSON Serialization
    • ScriptMethod Attribute
  • AJAX Control Toolkit
    • Using ACT Controls in Visual Studio
    • Extender Controls
    • Use of Style Sheets
    • Page Layout Controls
    • Popup Controls
    • ACT Controls and Web Services
  • jQuery UI and JuiceUI
    • jQuery
    • jQuery UI
    • Juice UI
    • Using jQuery UI and Juice UI