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Course: Advanced Web Application Development with ASP.NET AJAX


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This ASP.NET AJAX course provides a practical introduction to developing rich Internet applications using ASP.NET AJAX and C# or VB.NET. Visual Studio 2005 is used as the development environment. Because of the rich support provided by Microsoft's AJAX tools, an ASP.NET programmer can get up and running in this new environment quickly. This course shows the way.

The course begins with a discussion of rich Internet applications, which include substantial client-side code, typically JavaScript. Microsoft's AJAX tools are surveyed, and a simple AJAX application is illustrated. The JavaScript programming language is covered in enough detail to give the student a good working knowledge of writing client scripts. To retrieve and update information on a Web page from client-side code, the programmer needs to use DHTML or the Document Object Model (DOM), which are discussed in the third chapter along with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Chapter 4 covers the AJAX Client Library, which simplifies client-side programming with JavaScript extensions, a debugging trace facility, and various API shortcuts. The next chapter covers partial page rendering, which enables part of a page to be updated asynchronously, resulting in an improved user experience. The next chapter covers various techniques for making remote-method calls, resulting in greater efficiency in an Ajax application. The next chapter introduces the AJAX Control Toolkit, which provides many very useful controls enabling sophisticated client-side effects with relatively little programming. The last chapter covers built-in application services, which provides a client-side API to various services on the server, such as authentication and user profiles.

Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided. A case study illustrates a number of features of ASP.NET AJAX working together. The student will receive a complete set of notes and all the programming examples.

Duration: 24 hours (12 Sessions)

Price: 9400 Baht (VAT included)

Class Schedule: Monday 20.00-22.00, Wednesday 20.00-22.00, and Saturday 20.00-22.00

Course Goals

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and implementation of rich Internet applications.
  • Use JavaScript and DHTML/CSS/DOM to add interactivity to Web applications.
  • Explain the benefits of Ajax in creating non-blocking and interactive Web applications.
  • Use ASP.NET AJAX and Visual Studio to easily implement Ajax applications.
  • Create visually rich and attractive Web applications with controls in the AJAX Control Toolkit.


  1. Rich Internet Applications and Ajax
    1. Desktop Applications
    2. Web Applications
    3. Rich Client Applications
    4. Using Plug-Ins
    5. Using JavaScript
    6. Asynchronous Communication
    7. Ajax
    8. Microsoft's AJAX Technologies
    9. A Simple AJAX Application
  2. JavaScript Review
    1. JavaScript and the Browser
    2. Data Types and Variables
    3. Control Structures
    4. Functions
    5. Strings
    6. Arrays
    7. Objects
  3. DHTML, DOM and CSS
    1. What Is DHTML?
    2. Document Object Model
    3. Accessing DOM Nodes
    4. Manipulating DOM Nodes
    5. DOM Events
    6. Cascading Style Sheets
  4. Microsoft AJAX Client Library
    1. Components of Microsoft's AJAX Support
    2. ScriptManager
    3. Client-Side Page Lifecycle
    4. Debugging Support
    5. JavaScript Extensions
    6. Object-Oriented Programming Support
    7. Global API Shortcuts
    8. Embedded JavaScript Resources
  5. Partial Page Rendering
    1. UpdatePanel Control
    2. Update Modes
    3. Triggers
    4. Using a Timer
    5. PageRequestManager
    6. Partial Page Update Lifecycle
    7. UpdateProgress Control
    8. Limitations and Performance Issues
  6. Remote Method Calls
    1. Web Service Methods
    2. Handling Errors
    3. Using Context
    4. Page Methods
    5. JSON Serialization
    6. ScriptMethod Attribute
  7. AJAX Control Toolkit
    1. Using ACT Controls in Visual Studio
    2. Extender Controls
    3. Use of Style Sheets
    4. Page Layout Controls
    5. Popup Controls
    6. ACT Controls and Web Services
  8. Application Services
    1. Profile Service
    2. Authentication Service

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