Microsoft Ajax <3 jQuery

Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 1 minute read Tags: ajax
Hey, thanks for the interest in this post, but just letting you know that it is over 3 years old, so the content in here may not be accurate.

All ASP.NET developers should know by now that Microsoft is officiall supporting jQuery as part of Visual Studio 2008 (and beyond).

Well I've finally got to doing a project where I'm doing some very heavy AJAX implementations, and since it's a .NET build MS AJAX is already part of the loaded scripts, so I'm using jQuery in a supplimentary manner.

And loving it!

The jQuery vs-doc file makes life a so much easier, full intellisense support with code documentation.

Writing ASP.NET client controls that use both MS AJAX and jQuery is a snap too. When using Sys.UI.Control it's very simple to get a jQuery reference for the current control (psst - var j = $('#' + this.get_element().id)).

And the future is looking even more exciting -

Client side templating, ASP.NET back-end power, the future of AJAX development with ASP.NET is looking very exciting!