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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.
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ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook Second Edition
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An event is an action that occurs when the user interacts with the web page or when certain milestones are completed such as loading a page in the browser. Moving the mouse, pressing a key, clicking on a button or link, keying in text in a field, or submitting a form, all correspond to common events that are raised during the life cycle of a page. These events can either be user- or system-initiated.

An event handler is a function that is executed when a specific event occurs. Writing an event handler for a particular event is called wiring or binding an event. Event handlers help developers harness events and program the desired actions.

When working with events, it is important to familiarize you with a mechanism called event delegation. This feature enables you to attach a single event handler to a parent instead of attaching individual event handlers to each child element. For example, consider an unordered list, that is, a ul element consisting of 100 list items. Instead...