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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer


jQuery enables developers to build on top of the features of the core library by creating plugins. A plugin is basically an extension of the core library. It is a JavaScript file that is included on web pages along with the jQuery library. It usually provides a set of configurable items that developers can use to customize according to the requirements of their applications.

A wide variety of useful plugins are written and available for use. They cover many aspects of development, such as animations, graphics, forms, UI, and responsiveness. To maintain all plugins in a centralized location, a plugin repository was launched at in 2013. However, this site now offers a read-only access to plugins and new releases can be made to the NPM (Node Package Manager). Plugins can be downloaded and used from the NPM.

In this chapter, let's get started with creating our own plugins. We will also download and use a popular jQuery plugin for validation of forms.