Ajax.NET and HtmlControls, Request Cache, Namespace Mappings,…

In case you are not  aware of what Asynchronous JavaScript is and how it can be used you  should check out the AJAX.NET library.  This technology is what Google uses  for Google Maps and GMail, among others.

This technology has been around for a long time but only until recently has become a hot topic.  You can read about Asynchronous JavaScript from Adaptive Path.

You can thank Michael Schwarz for making the  .NET developer’s life so much easier with his AJAX  library.  From the AJAX.NET blog:

I have released the next version of the free Ajax.NET    Library. You can download the latest version    5.6.2.1 at http://ajax.schwarz-interactive.de/

The new features are:    

  • System.Web.UI.HtmlControls support as arguments and return      value to support client control updates without postbacks     
  • System.Guid converter     
  • Cache Ajax.NET request and response using      [Ajax.AjaxMethod(seconds)]     
  • Configure the virtual filename for the Ajax.NET JavaScript      files. In old version you could see the Namespace, Classname and      Assemblyname.

The StackOverflowException I got from several developers was    the missing support of System.Guid. This should now work, sorry!

There are new examples available at http://ajax.schwarz-interactive.de/ for    HtmlControls, Caching and the Namespace Mapping. You have to scroll to the    bottom of the page!   

Updated:
some  other small bugfixes for a new version number: version 5.6.2.2
- fixed this.url    in class.ashx if server is in root folder
- fixed byte[],    StackOverflowException
- changed interface IAjaxObjectConverter, added    property ClientScriptIdentifier to remove multiple client    scripts

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