Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Ajax.NET: Move to ASP.NET Ajax with PageMethods

Category: Microsoft

Michael Schwarz is moving on from his Ajax.NET library, and suggests that you go back to the mothership and use ASP.Net Ajax and the PageMethods feature.

History

I’m happy to see that Ajax.NET Professional is used about 13.3% when using .NET related web applications. Starting with my first post Using a HttpHandler and Attributes to call C# methods in JavaScript in February 2005 the AJAX hype started around the world. Two months later I renamed the project to Ajax.NET and added nearly all features that are the most used until today. In May 2005 Windows Mobile support has been added and Ajax.NET was the only .NET framework that was able to run AJAX requests on mobile devices. In the end of 2005 I was invited to the PDC 05 in Los Angeles where I could meet Brian Goldfarb and Jonathan Hawkins to see how Microsoft is working on AJAX in ASP.NET (Atlas). I meet some other .NET developers and had great ideas on how AJAX will change web applications. In October I published a new product called Ajax.NET Professional which was doing the same but contains several other security features. Because of a change in the JavaScript source I changed the name from Ajax.NET.

Now

Today I have my eyes on new technologies that will change client application development (web applications). To see any feedback of my MVP award for 2008 I’d like to concentrate more on those topics. I’m still using AJAX in nearly all my web applications, but the future will bring more important features.

Some of the users of the library are talking about stepping up to the plate to try to continue Ajax.NET itself, so we will see.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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I’d prefer a *living* alternative, but I am biased…
http://ajaxwidgets.com/Blogs/thomas/is_microsoft_committed_to_ajax.bb

Comment by Thomas Hansen — January 8, 2008

PS for those using Ajax.NET and wants to port to Gaia;
http://ajaxwidgets.com/Blogs/thomas/ajax_pagemethods_in_usercontro.bb

Comment by Thomas Hansen — January 9, 2008

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