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About the ASP.NET AJAX library, including UpdatePanels and partial page updates, authentication, localization, and debugging.

  1. Understanding Partial Page Updates with ASP.NET AJAX

    By Scott Cate|

    Perhaps the most visible feature of the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions is the ability to do a partial or incremental page updates without doing a full postback to the server, with no code changes and mini...

  2. Understanding ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel Triggers

    By Scott Cate|

    When working in the markup editor in Visual Studio, you may notice (from IntelliSense) that there are two child elements of an UpdatePanel control. One of which is the Triggers element, which speci...

  3. Understanding ASP.NET AJAX Authentication and Profile Application Services

    By Scott Cate|

    The Authentication service allows users to provide credentials in order to receive an authentication cookie, and is the gateway service to allow custom user profiles provided by ASP.NET. Use of the...

  4. Understanding ASP.NET AJAX Localization

    By Scott Cate|

    Localization is the process of designing and integrating support for a specific language and culture into an application or an application component. The Microsoft ASP.NET platform provides extensi...

  5. Understanding ASP.NET AJAX Web Services

    By Scott Cate|

    Web Services are an integral part of the .NET framework that provide a cross-platform solution for exchanging data between distributed systems. Although Web Services are normally used to allow diff...

  6. Understanding ASP.NET AJAX Debugging Capabilities

    By Scott Cate|

    The ability to debug code is a skill that every developer should have in their arsenal regardless of the technology they're using. While many developers are accustomed to using Visual Studio .NET o...

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald