ASP.Net AJAX 1.0 Release Candidate

Last week, the ASP.Net AJAX team took a major step towards getting web developers closer to moving their web applications based on ASP.Net AJAX into production with the release of the RC (the AJAX Futures Dec CTP has also been made available). The release also further aligned ASP.Net AJAX with previous ASP.Net releases by changing the namespace from Microsoft.Web.*…

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ScreenReader Accessibility and Partial Updates in ASP.Net AJAX

Accessibility is an important aspect of software applications. It is ever so important on the web especially to ensure that everyone visiting your site is enabled to access the content. It is also required by a number of government organizations. The current state of UpdatePanel doesn’t allow for complete screenreader accessibility with the popular screenrreaders…

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Error Handling in Partial Rendering Scenarios

When using the UpdatePanel feature in ASP.Net AJAX to update portions of the page using async post-backs, there are many different approaches available to handle errors that happen on the server during the async post-back. Let’s consider some of these choices in detail. 1. Traditional error handling – redirecting to a custom error page, that…

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UpdateProgress control in ASP.Net AJAX

Partial rendering in ASP.Net via async post-backs is one of the *MOST* loved and used feature in the ASP.Net AJAX stack. The UpdateProgress control adds value to the partial rendering scenarios by providing the user visual indication of any on-going async post-backs. A simple usage of the UpdateProgress control would look like the following ……

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UpdatePanel – In Depth

For all the ASP.Net AJAX (formerly “Atlas”) lovers out there, I decided to put together some information (I consider useful) in this blog – this is also for folks who might have missed my webcast on the topic which was delivered on 10/26. The Partial Page Rendering feature has been one of the most popular feature…

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WorkFlow – ASP.Net, a match made in…

Couple of weeks back I was at TechEd 2006 and presented on some early thinking on the ASP.Net – Workflow Foundation (WF) integration story. I am posting the slides to my presentation here and would like to hear on what people might have to say regarding the feature set and the proposed design.   WF_ASPNET.ppt

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Blinq – changing your applications one database at a time

Last week, the ASP.Net team released the ‘Blinq’ prototype to the web. There has been a fair bit of buzz around this which is slowly but surely growing. Scott Guthrie’s sneak preview at TechEd 2006 helped! One of the first questions I get asked is – why ‘BLINQ’ – I write this in caps so…

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