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How to develop a web chat application by using ASP.NET AJAX
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This article describes an All-In-One framework sample that is available for download. This code sample demonstrates a step-by-step guide that illustrates how to create a web chat application by using ASP.NET AJAX. You can get the sample package from the download icons below.
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Technical overviewYou should have some experience in chatting with friends on the web. You may think it is complicated to develop a web chat application. However, ASP.NET provides an easy and accessible way to do it. The technical overview introduces how to construct a web chat room by using AJAX.
The principle controls needed to construct a web chat room by using AJAX are not that complicated. As you know, a web chat application needs the following four basic controls:
Users input a message in the text box, and then they press the Send button. In this situation, the message is sent to the server. The message list is updated every two seconds to get the newest messages in the chat room from the server.
It is difficult to make an AJAX web chat application that behaves the same way as a Windows Form application, because you cannot maintain a continuous connection with the server. Therefore, a lot of events that could be immediately communicated between a client and server cannot be realized. The common workaround is to make the web chat application send a request every few seconds to check for server-side updates.
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