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What does Rad Ajax Prometheus do ?
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Jon Hobbs
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Jon Hobbs asked on 08 May 2007, 12:20 PM
Hi Guys,

You'll have to bear with me as I know very little about the inner workings of Ajax.

As far as I understand, Telerik released Rad:Ajax which allowed us to easily creat Ajaxified sections of the page and managed all the complicated bits for us. At the same time Miscoroft created atlas which did pretty much the same thing, but with the support of Microsoft.

Telerik seem to have decided to adopt ASP.NET AJAX completely now and as far as I understand all prometheus controls are built to use ASP.NET AJAX , so what does the new version of Rad:Ajax actually do that is different ?

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Vlad
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answered on 08 May 2007, 02:14 PM
Hi Jon,

The general idea of our RadAjaxManager is to provide centralized code-less way to ajaxify your application. All you need to do is to select which control(s) will initiates the ajax call(s) and which control(s) will be updated after - the manager will take care for everything else. If you want to do the same with regular UpdatePanel(s) you will need to learn about different UpdateModes, trigers, etc and of course you will need to write code in some situations. Having in mind that the UpdatePanels change the layout of your page and having more of them (let's say 20) will mean you have to set triggers for each of those separately - our manager will do all these for you.

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answered on 09 May 2007, 08:30 AM
The tool is especially useful in scenarios, where you need to "ajaxify" an existing complex page. Using VS.NET desgin time, you just select which control updates which part of the page using two treeviews with checkboxes and that's it. The alternative is manually placing UpdatePanels / ContentTemplates / Triggers for each updated control, which is a lot of work, may screw up the ASPX layout, etc, etc. And you can just start a new project, neglecting any ajax stuff, do the usual postback thing and finally just use the ajax manager to ajaxify everything.


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