Last Tuesday I gave a presentation in Geneva on ASP.NET AJAX and the AJAX Control toolkit, and this morning I created a one hour screencast of the presentation available here .

I tried to make it useful for someone that has at least dabbled in ASP or ASP.NET, and wants a quick bootstrap into Microsoft’s AJAX offerings.

 It includes introductions to:

  • AJAX
  • ASP.NET AJAX including coding demos of the UpdatePanel (including a look behind the scenes), Web Services, and the JavaScript extensions
  • The AJAX Control Toolkit including coding demos of using a couple of the control extenders
  • Creating AJAX Control Extenders including a coding demo of creating your own extenders

It is encoded at quite a high level of compression so the sound is a little distorted but perfectly understandable.

Note:I recorded this around 6am this morning, and around 55 minutes into it my three year old and five year old sons decided to make their own (very sweet) contributions to the screencast – please forgive my momentary distraction, and when you hear me tell my three year old that he can take the money he found: he is  talking about two small coins I gave him yesterday.  This is not an attempt at bribary (honest!).

Many thanks to Atif Aziz and Dominique Kuster for organizing last week’s presentation, and Dicomp Acadamy Suisse Romande for hosting it.