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ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Sonal Aneel Allana
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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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A web page is composed of a variety of HTML elements, such as form, div, span, paragraph, hyperlink, table, input, select, and so on. When writing a client script, there is often a need to manipulate these elements. In JavaScript, it is possible to access these elements using their unique IDs with the help of the document.getElementById() statement.

However, in real-world applications, there might be a requirement to retrieve elements based on attributes other than their IDs. Or some applications may require retrieval and manipulation of more than one element. This is made possible by the use of selectors in jQuery.

A selector is a jQuery construct that retrieves elements on a page based on a specified condition. It can be used to return single or multiple elements. Using jQuery selectors, it is possible to match elements using their ID, CSS class, tag name, and position in the Document Object Model (DOM) or other attributes.

When an ASP.NET page is viewed in the browser, the controls...