Calling Web Services in Client Script using ASP.NET AJAX

Web Services play an important role in data transport and communication between the client the server. Web services reside on the server and wait to be called by any client and most of the time these clients are written in server side technologies such as ASP.NET, PHP or JSP etc. ASP.NET AJAX provides web developers ability to call web services from the client side language such as JavaScript asynchronously to improve the user experience and to avoid full page refresh and postback. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can call an ASP.NET web service with the help of ASP.NET AJAX.

Calling Web Services in Client Script using ASP.NET AJAX

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Using Microsoft Chart Control for ASP.NET 3.5

Displaying Charts or Graphs has always been an important feature for reporting and both windows and web applications reports can be made productive for top management by visualizing data with the help of charts. Since the introduction of ASP.NET first version developers realized that there is no built in Chart control and they have to buy and use third party charting controls for their web applications. Many companies start providing high quality and feature rich commercial charting controls to developers. Finally ASP.NET developers received good news from Microsoft when a FREE ASP.NET Chart control is introduced and made available to developers as a separated download with hundreds of charts samples. In this tutorial I will show you how you can use ASP.NET chart control in your web applications.

Using Microsoft Chart Control for ASP.NET 3.5

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Using ASP.NET AJAX ModelPopupExtender from Client Side

Model dialog boxes are very common these days not only in Windows applications but also in web applications. They allow web developers to open new popup windows on the same page without creating a new web page. These popup windows typically ask user some input and temporarily disable the page unless the user dismisses the dialog box. ASP.NET developers can use ModelPopupExtender control available in ASP.NET AJAX controls toolkit to implement model dialog behavior in their web applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can use ModelPopupExtender control with client side behavior so that when user performs any action in the dialog box such as button click there is no post back to the server.

Using ASP.NET AJAX ModelPopupExtender from Client Side

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Using ASP.NET AJAX ModelPopupExtender from Server Side

In my first tutorial on ASP.NET AJAJX ModelPopupExtender control I have shown you how you can display model dialog boxes in ASP.NET with client side JavaScript behavior. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can use ModelPopupExtender control with server side post backs so that when user performs any action in the dialog box such as button click you can execute code in code behind file on the server.

Using ASP.NET AJAX ModelPopupExtender from Server Side

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Using ASP.NET AJAX HoverMenu Control with GridView

ASP.NET AJAX Controls Toolkit provides many useful controls to ASP.NET developers to build modern rich internet applications. One such control is HoverMenu control that enables you to attach popup menu with any ASP.NET control. It can be used as a simple tooltip which can be attached with a TextBox and showing users what they are suppose to enter in the textbox or like many modern ecommerce shopping applications, it can be used to display larger image of the product when user move mouse on the product thumbnail image. In this tutorial, I will show you how to achieve this functionality using HoverMenu and GridView controls.

Using ASP.NET AJAX HoverMenu Control with GridView

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Introduction to LINQ to SQL

LINQ to SQL is one of the most widely used implementation of LINQ. It is so common that many developers completely overlooked other implementations of LINQ such as LINQ to DataSet or LINQ to Objects. Although LINQ to SQL is only available for SQL Server databases but it is still using all the features available in the other LINQ implementations. In this tutorial, I will give you brief introduction of LINQ to SQL, DataContext object, Entity classes and Object Relational Designer along with some simple LINQ to SQL queries.

Introduction to LINQ to SQL

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