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? http://ajax.asp.net/ -- Matt Warden Cleveland, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.