The packaging of ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX can be fairly confusing. The basics of the
ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions 1.0—The ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions 1.0, also
referred to as the RTM/Core code, is an independent download. This contains the
functionality that will receive support from Microsoft in the initial release
of the product. The source code is available.
ASP.NET AJAX Futures Community Technology Preview (CTP) — The ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX
framework contains a set of functionality that is experimental in nature. This
functionality will eventually become integrated with the RTM/Core code. During
the initial release, the Futures CTP functionality will be a separate download
from the RTM/Core bits. This will not receive specific support from Microsoft
beyond community-based support. The CTP bits require that the RTM/Core bits
already be installed for the CTP bits to be installed. The CTP is also referred
to as Value-Added Bits.
libraries that make up the standard download to a web browser and provide much
of the support for AJAX in the client. These libraries will work with a non-IIS
server and are available as a separate download. This library is included in
the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions 1.0 download as well as being available as a
ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit — The AJAX Control Toolkit is a separate download
that provides a set of client-side GUI widgets that integrate with the ASP.NET
2.0 AJAX framework. The toolkit is licensed separately from the framework and
includes the source code for developers who would like to review the source.
Book Excerpt: Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX
This excerpt from
Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX by Wallace B. McClure, Paul Glavich,
Steve C. Orr, Craig Shoemaker, Steven A. Smith, Jim Zimmerman, is printed with
permission from Wrox Publication.
It has already been announced that ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX will be integrated into the
.NET framework and Visual Studio in the Orcas versions of these products.
Future versions will undoubtedly have more integration between ASP.NET 2.0
AJAX, ASP.NET, and Visual Studio.
AJAX provides developers a foundation to build web-based applications with an
improved user experience. In this introductory chapter, you have looked at the
Development from a historical perspective
Web development methodologies
Some of the features that ASP.NET AJAX provides, such as improved user
responsiveness and decreased load on the web server
Multiple technologies that can improve the user experience
The general components in the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX packaging
The problems ASP.NET AJAX solves, and who is using it
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end, ASP.NET 2.0 features a new Configuration Management API that
enables users to programmatically build programs or scripts that
create, read, and update configuration files such as Web.config and
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