Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview - AJAX History Management

Introduction

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is now gaining more attention and a lot of articles are being submitted in order to discuss different enhancements and new additions to the ASP.NET API. One of the very good enhancements has to be with the ASP.NET AJAX and the ability to manage and record the history of AJAX events into the browser's history log.

You can check more on the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions preview and all the new stuff here http://quickstarts.asp.net/3-5-extensions/ and here http://www.asp.net/downloads/3.5-extensions/

Background

Before the Extensions, developers spent tremendous amount of time to enable the browser to log the history of AJAX events, and to navigate these events using the browser's own back and forward button, and most probably failed to deliver this requirement.

But now, with the extensions, you can implement this functionality with a very few lines of code. This article will show you how.

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

First of all you need to download the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview on you machine from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A9C6BC06-B894-4B11-8300-35BD2F8FC908&displaylang=en

After you successfully install the extensions, you will find many new project templates and controls added to you Visual Studio 2008 IDE...

Managing AJAX History

Start by opening your Visual Studio 2008 instance and create a new ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions website.


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