What Is ASP.NET Ajax?
The ASP.NET Ajax server components consist of several web server controls and components to handle the flow and the user interface. It also shows the functionality of ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax server extensions, which include support for localization, globalization, debugging, tracing, web services, and application services.
Moreover, ASP.NET Ajax has come up with several server controls—namely, ScriptManager, UpdatePanel, UpdateProgress, and Timer—that enable a faster response. These controls are responsible for faster updates, better response times, and improved performance and efficiency. We'll look at each of these controls in detail in the hours that follow.
ASP.NET Ajax also provides web services that can be used from the client script to work with different application services for forms authentication and user profiles. There are several ASP.NET application services provided with the Ajax server extensions, which can be accessed by web service calls from the client script. This data transfer can be handled by different network components that make it easy to return results of a web service call.