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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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AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a term coined by Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path. It stands for a combination of different technologies that help you communicate seamlessly with the server without the need for a page refresh. Ajax applications involve the following technologies:

  • JavaScript for running the core Ajax engine

  • The XmlHttpRequest object to communicate with the server

  • A web presentation using HTML and CSS or XSLT

  • DOM to work with the HTML structure

  • XML and JSON for data interchange

The XmlHttpRequest object is used to post HTTP/HTTPS requests to the server. Most modern browsers have a built-in XmlHttpRequest object.


JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data interchange format and is increasingly used in Ajax applications. It is basically a collection of name/value pairs and can be used with different data types, such as a string, number, Boolean, arrays, and objects.

In a typical web application, the client submits data to the server for...