is a comprehensive, cross-browser AJAX framework from Microsoft, extending the ASP.NET web platform.
The technology enables developers to create highly sophisticated web applications
that take full advantage of the power of AJAX.
The fully integrated client and server AJAX frameworks reduce the complexity and time
required to accomplish a wide range of modern technical requirements, and introduce
new implementation models for developers to digest and
Microsoft AJAX Model for Server Controls with Related Script
As part of ASP.NET AJAX, Microsoft introduced a new "model" for
extending the capabilities of a server control with client-side script. That model
is described in an ASP.NET AJAX
tutorial. In general, the developer creates two related controls:
- A server control that implements the
- A related client control derived from
Sys.UI.Control (part of the client-side AJAX library)
In order for the
ScriptManager to know how to create and initialize the
related client control, the server control implements the
IScriptControl interface. The specifics are described in the tutorial.
as a Microsoft AJAX client control. This permits the client control object to be created, initialized and disposed in a standard way by the client-side AJAX code. Again the
specifics are described in the tutorial.
Following this implementation model enables the
ScriptManager to manage the control during any asyncronous updates.