ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual Basic 2010, Part 5 of 5

ASP.NET 4 AJAX and jQuery Using Visual Basic 2010, Part 5 of 5

LearnNow Online
Updated Oct 25, 2018

Course description

AJAX is based on a collection of open and standards-based technologies that can give Web pages you build a responsiveness that rivals what you get in desktop applications. The course starts out with an exploration of the fundamentals of AJAX. Then you’ll go through a few of the more interesting features in JavaScript that will help you write code that runs in the browser. Next up is an introduction to the five server-side controls that you can use in a Web forms page to reduce the amount of data that has to move between client and server. Then you’ll explore some of the techniques you can use to create applications that give users a good experience with your Web application. Next you’ll look at the AJAX Control Toolkit, a collection of server-side controls and extenders that do a lot of the work that you used to have to write reams of JavaScript code to accomplish.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


This course assumes that you are familiar and experienced with Microsoft’s .NET Framework and ASP.NET development tools. You should be familiar with Web development and understand how HTTP and HTML work to produce Web pages for the user. You should have experience writing applications with ASP.NET 3.5, 4.0, or later Web forms, and be familiar with how ASP.NET processes page requests, and have strong experience with .NET Framework 3.5, 4.0, or later programming. You should have experience with Visual Studio 2008, 2010, or later for building Web application projects. Experience with building database applications using these tools will be helpful, although not strictly necessary. You should also have some experience with writing JavaScript.

Meet the expert

Don Kiely

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.

Video Runtime

198 Minutes

Time to complete

238 Minutes

Course Outline

Module 1

Ajax Made Simple with jQuery (38:28)

  • Introduction (01:56)
  • Server Side of Ajax (01:13)
  • Demo: Ajax Services (05:21)
  • Ajax Made Simple with jQuery (00:50)
  • The load Method (02:42)
  • Content From HTML Files (00:38)
  • Demo: Content from HTML Files (07:05)
  • Demo: All.html (04:45)
  • Content From a Web Service (00:44)
  • Demo: Content from Web Service (12:42)
  • Summary (00:27)

Gets Posts and the Ajax Method (37:59)

  • Introduction (00:58)
  • GET versus POST in load method (00:59)
  • Demo: GET versus POST (02:20)
  • The get and post Methods (00:53)
  • Demo: get and post Methods (03:42)
  • Taking Full Control: ajax Method (02:20)
  • Demo: ajax Method (07:12)
  • Setting Global ajax Method Options (01:20)
  • Demo: ajaxSetup (03:07)
  • Ajax Local and Global Events (02:58)
  • Demo: Ajax Events (11:33)
  • Summary (00:30)
Module 2

Replacing the Ajax Method (31:30)

  • Introduction (01:44)
  • The Ajax Control Toolkit (03:06)
  • Watermarking (01:01)
  • Demo: Watermarking (05:23)
  • Rounded Corners (00:55)
  • Demo: Rounded Corners (03:18)
  • Color Picker (00:52)
  • Demo: Color Picker (07:35)
  • Rich Text Editor (01:14)
  • Demo: Rich Text Editor (05:22)
  • Summary (00:55)

Microsoft Extensions (42:08)

  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Microsoft Extensions (01:34)
  • jQuery Templates (02:17)
  • Demo: jQuery Templates (11:52)
  • jQuery Data Link (01:48)
  • The Data Link Plugin (01:35)
  • Demo: jQuery Data Link (08:18)
  • jQuery Global (00:59)
  • Demo: jQuery Global (12:48)
  • Summary (00:25)

Validation & Custom Extensions (48:35)

  • Introduction (01:46)
  • Demo: jQuery Validation (13:04)
  • Building Your Own Extensions (01:15)
  • Plugin Conventions (03:18)
  • Demo: Building Your Own Extension (07:04)
  • Plugin Framework (00:53)
  • Plugin Framework Structure (02:35)
  • Demo: Basic Plugin (09:39)
  • Demo: Customizable Plugin (08:33)
  • Summary (00:25)