Working with ScriptManager and AddHistoryPoint on Master Pages with WebForms

While working on my bookmarking site (, I came up against the following problem: how to make Ajax search pages be persistent even after the user navigates away from them, and then comes back. To illustrate this example, go to and then search for something like – then click on a search result….

Introducing Instant Searching with

Following the introduction of the instant search feature by Google some 2 week ago (in mid-September), I have decided to look into creating a small search interface that would allow the same kind of instant (ajaxified searching) for another popular website: to see what would be the challenges of building such a web application…