By Laurence Moroney

This publication introduces a fast-track route to knowing Atlas, and the way this expertise can elevate the facility and performance of your code whereas maintaining effort and time. The ebook starts with a bare-bones creation that explains how Atlas pertains to Ajax.Microsoft Atlas is a web-client framework that makes construction Ajax-style functions more straightforward. It offers a prewritten framework that provides you a established atmosphere within which to paintings. Atlas additionally offers you an item version and standardized debugging to make improvement swifter and simpler.Ajax is a brand new means of mixing a few internet applied sciences together with JavaScript, dynamic HTML, and a function referred to as XmlHttp (which reduces the necessity for shopper browsers to regularly reconnect to the server each time new info is downloaded). yet for the time being, humans constructing with Ajax need to write their code from the floor up, that is advanced and time consuming.The booklet courses you thru a sequence of useful examples that display the Atlas framework and to be had controls. After studying this booklet, you can actually assemble a continuing Atlas-based software of your individual! In anticipation of alterations in the course of improvement of the Atlas know-how, the up to date resource code is published for obtain at the author's weblog, www.philotic.com/blog. This ebook demystifies the Atlas expertise and indicates you the way to paintings with it. the 1st e-book devoted to this progressive new expertise. Written via an skilled .NET writer in collaboration with the Atlas improvement staff.

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It is well understood that creating Ajax-based web applications can be complex and requires extensive knowledge of client-side script, which is slow to develop and debug. It is here where Microsoft is diverging its development of an Ajax API, which allows developers to continue using the great productivity characteristics that they are used to using in Visual Studio to build web applications for greater user flexibility. qxd 5/10/06 11:21 PM Page 21 CHAPTER 2 ■ ATLAS: TAKING AJAX TO THE NEXT LEVEL Figure 2-4.

In addition, I introduced data binding and gave a simple demonstration of how to connect client applications directly to web services or other middleware. In addition, I showed how to use Atlas behaviors—browser-independent, JavaScript-based enhancements to UI elements that are implemented on those elements using attribution. qxd 32 5/10/06 11:21 PM Page 32 CHAPTER 2 ■ ATLAS: TAKING AJAX TO THE NEXT LEVEL In the next chapter, you’ll see in more detail how Atlas makes JavaScript much easier. NET server pages.

They can easily be wired up to each other through bindings or events and manage their own lifetime. • Controls are user interface elements that are associated with DHTML elements. They can manage and control all the rendering for that element. You’ll see the Atlas web UI in a lot more detail in Chapter 7. Atlas Web UI Data Binding Atlas provides a data-binding structure that allows you to wire components to each other and to data sources to allow them to integrate. It supports such features as two-way data binding that allows data sources to be edited and transforming that allows you to apply basic business logic to the data upon binding to change it from one value to another.

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