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ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Sonal Aneel Allana
Book Image

ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Sonal Aneel Allana

Overview of this book

jQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library that has changed the landscape of client scripting in web applications. Developed by John Resig in 2006, it has taken the web by storm because of its cross-browser compatibility and the ability to get more done with less code. It has gained popularity with ASP.NET developers and is now distributed with Visual Studio and the NuGet package manager. ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook explores the wide range of utilities that the jQuery library provides. It teaches you the nitty-gritty of plugging in these features in ASP.NET web applications. It covers every aspect of interfacing the library, right from downloading and including jQuery on web pages to selecting controls, handling events, and creating animations. This book also walks you through DOM traversal and manipulation in ASP.NET and then through visual effects and graphics in ASP.NET sites. It explores advanced features such as posting AJAX requests and writing plugins. It will provide you with all the information you need to use this library confidently with ASP.NET.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook Second Edition
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Using NuGet Package Manager to download jQuery

NuGet is a package manager available with Visual Studio. It simplifies the process of installing and upgrading packages. This recipe demonstrates the use of NuGet to download the jQuery library.

Getting ready

To launch NuGet for a particular project, go to Tools | NuGet Package Manager | Manage NuGet Packages for Solution... as shown in the following screenshot:

Alternatively, right-click on the project in the Solution Explorer tab, and select Manage NuGet Packages.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to download jQuery using NuGet Manager:

  1. In the NuGet Package Manager, as shown in the following screenshot, select the jQuery package from the left-hand side panel. In the right-hand side panel, select the Version that you would like to use in your web project from the drop-down menu. Click on the Install button:


    Searching for packages in NuGet

    If jQuery is not visible in the left-hand side panel, you need to search for it by keying in jQuery in the search box in the top left corner of the NuGet Manager screen.

  2. Click on OK when prompted for confirmation in order to make the required changes to the solution.

How it works…

The NuGet Package Manager downloads the selected version of jQuery in the Scripts folder. Any other version existing in the Scripts folder is deleted. The Scripts folder will look like the following screenshot:

The files downloaded by NuGet are as follows (the version numbers may change in the future):

  • The Intellisense file: jquery-2.1.4.intellisense.js

  • The debug version : jquery-2.1.4.js

  • The release version: jquery-2.1.4.min.js

  • The map file:

See also

The Downloading jQuery from recipe