Goals of ASP.NET Ajax
There are many goals for Ajax. The following are some of the most important:
- Improving performance and efficiency by negating page postbacks
- Introducing partial page updates to refresh only parts of a web page
- Reducing the network load
- Providing a framework with a collection of integrated server- and client-side components to ease development of web applications that can leverage the power of Ajax
The section that follows discusses the steps for installing Ajax.