ASP.NET AJAX and Client-Side Scripting with Visual Basic 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Both Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 provide integrated support for ASP.NET AJAX and client-side scripting. This course provides an overview of what ASP.NET AJAX is and demonstrates how to utilize ASP.NET AJAX and client-side script in web applications using Visual Studio 2008. Specific topics covered include the support for AJAX in the latest version of ASP.NET, how web forms can take advantage of ASP.NET AJAX controls, what the client-side library is and how both ASP.NET and AJAX interact with it, and finally how to handle common events raised by ASP.NET AJAX components. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist (TS): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development 70-562. Passing this exam will earn the learner the MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications certification.

Target Audience

Individuals who wish to use the .NET Framework 3.5 with Visual Studio 2008, Visual Basic 2008, and ASP.NET 3.5 to develop web-based client applications; individuals preparing for the Exam 70-562 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development.


Thorough knowledge of software-development concepts and the process of building business applications; experience building web-based applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework; working experience of Visual Studio 20085, Visual Basic 2008, and ASP.NET 3.5

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX

  • identify the benefits of using AJAX
  • distinguish between AJAX’s client-side and server-side functionalities
  • recognize the features of AJAX integration with Visual Studio
  • NET 3.5 Web Forms and ASP.NET AJAX

  • identify the uses of AJAX server-side controls
  • identify the code for creating a web site with ScriptManager, ScriptManagerProxy, and Timer server-side controls
  • identify the code for creating a web site with UpdatePanel and UpdateProgress server-side controls
  • Utilizing ASP.NET AJAX in .NET 3.5 Web Forms

    Interacting with the ASP.NET AJAX Client-side Library

  • recognize the general steps for creating a custom client script by using the Microsoft AJAX Library
  • recognize the uses of JSON in an AJAX-enabled application
  • recognize the steps for using client-side scripting to handle an event raised by an ASP.NET AJAX component
  • identify the steps for creating custom client events
  • ASP.NET and Client-side Scripting

  • recognize how client-side scripting is handled in ASP.NET 3.5
  • identify the steps for creating and consuming services from client-side scripts
  • Handling ASP.NET AJAX Events