Today’s websites commonly exchange information between the browser and the web server using Ajax techniques – the browser executes
the server. which then processes the request and, perhaps, returns data that the browser can then seamlessly integrate into the web
page. Two earlier articles – Accessing JSON Data From
an ASP.NET Page Using jQuery and Using Ajax Web
Services, Script References, and jQuery, looked at using both jQuery and the ASP.NET Ajax Library on the browser to initiate an Ajax request
and both ASP.NET pages and Ajax Web Services as the entities on the web server responsible for servicing such Ajax requests.
This ASP.NET tutorial continues our examination of techniques for implementing lightweight Ajax scenarios in an ASP.NET website.
Specifically, it examines how to use the Windows Communication Foundation, or WCF, to server data from the web server and how to use both the
ASP.NET Ajax Library and jQuery to consume such services from the client-side. To read the entire article, Accessing Server-Side Data from Client Script: Using WCF
Services with jQuery and the ASP.NET Ajax Library, click here.