[thelist] .NET: Generally speeding things up (Ajax?)

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 08:43:04 CDT 2007

On 4/18/07, Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com> wrote:
> > I have a general "best-practice" question.  I have a page that has
> > lots
> > of textboxes, dropdowns, and labels inside of placeholders and
> > controls.
> > It also loads many dynamic controls into various placeholders, many of
> > which use auto-postback.  After a while, the page gets very big, and
> > each time the user does an auto-postback, it can take a while for
> > ALL of
> > these controls to re-load from viewstate.
> >
> > What's the best way to speed things up?  Do I need t learn Ajax?
> To make the page work without full page loads, you're probably going
> to have to use Ajax (or I suppose make the whole thing Flash or
> something...).
> Not an expert on the topic (yet), but if you do need to learn it I
> would highly recommend a slim volume called "Bulletproof Ajax" by
> Jeremy Keith.  They guy's an outstanding technical writer, and very
> good at not making his books any thicker than absolutely necessary. :)

This is probably not going to help him too much since he likely wants
to utilize the built-in .NET controls.

Casey,  have you looked at the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions?


Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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