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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

Downloading plugins using the NPM

Since the jQuery plugin repository is now in read-only mode, it is recommended that you use NPM (Node Package Manager) to manage plugins. In this recipe, we will download the jQuery validation plugin using NPM and Bower.


Bower is a browser package manager. It is optimized to manage frontend packages. However, to use Bower, you need to install Node.js and NPM. Some bower packages also require Git to be installed.

Getting ready

Bower can be set up as follows:

  1. The first step is to install Node.js and NPM on your machine. Node.js is available at On the home page, click on the Download link to download the required version:

  2. After completing the installation, test it using the following commands in a terminal window (for example, cmd on a Windows machine):

    node –v
    npm -v
  3. Next, download the installer for Git from Run and complete the installation.

  4. Next, install Bower as a global node module. To do this, open the terminal window...