OutPost: I'm writing an article about the project

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I am working on an article about OutPost, a very simple way to achieve "AJAX"-style behaviour in your ASP.NET applications

The basics

  • The viewstate is properly updated
  • Session works
  • Unicode characters are supported
  • Server-side events work

In order to make it easy to use, you would also need the following

  • No custom controls are needed
  • Pages can be designed as normal

To make it really fun and powerful to use, what about

  • Multiple forms on same page
  • Multiple aspx pages on the same page

All the above is already working now, so what about the future?

  • Automatic dotfuscating of javascript and html
  • Minimizing transfer by only transmitting difference between posts