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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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The Web is all about content and presentation of the content to an audience. The visual representation and interactivity of content along with its user friendliness are important factors to be considered when building websites. The use of graphics in the web content adds to its visual appeal and enhances the experience of the end user. Examples of graphics include images, animated gif, flash, charts, image buttons, and so on.

jQuery eases the process of integrating graphics into web content. It provides utilities for creating effects and animations on web elements. Event handlers can be easily attached and client-side handling improves the performance by preventing a round trip to the server.

Using jQuery, ASP.NET server controls such as Image, ImageButton, and ImageMap can be enhanced with effects, animations, and event handlers. Plain HTML elements, such as the image element can also be manipulated using jQuery. This approach is useful in MVC applications since MVC uses HTML...