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Last post Nov 09, 2010 05:32 PM by epik
Nov 09, 2010 02:33 PM|LINK
I found that in certain circumstance using the ajax toolkit become impossible because it is too heavy, difficult to use and difficult to customize.
Indeed it doesn't exists any big web site that use ajax toolkit. I means gmail, ebay, facebook couldn't be written in asp.net with the support of ajax toolkit because they couldn't be optimized as they actually are.
Have you ever tryed to monitor the net traffic of a web site that use ajax toolkit or even only update panels? It's crazy!
So I ask if someone know if is possible to have ajax in asp.net without these components.
asp.net ajax library
Nov 09, 2010 02:36 PM|LINK
there are myriads of plugins for jQuery so you can replace practically all of the components with some jQuery plugin. For example: jqueryUI, blockUI, jqGrid, ... to name a phew.
Nov 09, 2010 03:32 PM|LINK
Yes you can do it. And yes I agree the page becomes heavy bu using control toolkit. Update panels too are very heavy you can refer this interesting article
Nov 09, 2010 03:53 PM|LINK
yes its possible. the goals of the toolkits are different.
no asp.net server integration). jQuery server support is limited to form posts and webservice calls. the sample server code is generally written php (google is your friend to find .net examples).
depending on which camp you are in will determine the best fit.
note: jQuery has become popular enough with .net that some 3rd parties supply server control wrappers for jQuery plugins.
Nov 09, 2010 05:32 PM|LINK
I think that you could give an eye to this article on CodeProject (http://www.codeproject.com/KB/ajax/AjaxAndAspNET.aspx).
It explains exactly how to use ASP.NET with jQuery, in a real ajax flavour, without using update panels, ajax toolkit, script manager and viewstate say excluding all that features that make ASP.NET unable to keep a web site agile and slight