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ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Sonal Aneel Allana
Book Image

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
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Creating and using a simple plugin

In this example, we will write a simple plugin to familiarize you with the process of creating and using plugins. The programming constructs used in this example are summarized as follows:





jQuery method

This inserts content at the end of each matched element


jQuery function

This refers to the jQuery function


jQuery selector

This selects all elements with the specified HTML tag

Getting ready

Follow these steps to create a simple jQuery plugin:

  1. Launch a new ASP.NET Web Application project in Visual Studio using the Empty template and name it TestApplication (or any other suitable name).

  2. Create a Scripts folder in the project. Add the jQuery library files to this folder.

  3. Add a JavaScript file to the project by right clicking on the Scripts folder in the Solution Explorer tab and navigating to Add | JavaScript File. Name the file jquery.sample.js. This is our plugin file to which we...