Last post May 22, 2011 05:59 PM by FSBarker
May 21, 2011 10:32 PM|FSBarker|LINK
Like a lot of developers, I have been using ASP.NET for quite a few years now and am quite comfortable with the nuances of creating web form apps. Over the last few months I have been working on creating a custom server control library that uses ASP.NET,
using various technologies to verify I am doing them the right way.
Now if the fact is it hasn't changed at all since ASP.NET 2.0 and all the books/articles since 2007 are just as relevent that is great. It just seems that some things such as managing view state and when to use client script such as JQuery and AJAX versus
relying on Update Panels have been evolving. Fortunately the controls I am creating don't have too much state issues, so I am having fun creating interfaces that are efficient (well reponsive anyways) with JQuery and not using the AJAX Toolkit, which I keep
finding issues with.
Control standards. I have no problem reworking what I need to come into compliance.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
May 22, 2011 04:17 AM|interwanderer1|LINK
Not that much has changed but if you are looking for a good .net 4.0 book with several chapters focussing on server controls:
you can also check this msdn page on server controls:
on the msdn page you can filter on framework wich will allow you to see the differences.
hope this helps
May 22, 2011 05:59 PM|FSBarker|LINK
Helped a lot thanks. In looking through the site you mentioned, which I had used a while back when starting to work with CompositeCobntrols, and found it very helpful.
on getting comfortable in JQuery and have been looking into using the templating in JQuery which is pretty slick. It seems like it takes less code even in some cases, and definately feels like I am getting better UI performance, without the hassle of dealing
with postback fallout and timing.
wants to hunt it down.
I guess my main question am I wrong to handle most tasks with JS versus behind code? I still can expose events for the developers using the controls no problem, and make sure they work correctly with postbacks no problem.
Thanks again for suggestions/opinions.