Third Article Published on MSDN! ASP.NET 2.0, Membership Meets Atlas

Microsoft just published my third article. This one is titled: "Member/Role Management with IIS, Part 3: AJAX Enhancements with Microsoft’s Atlas".

You can find it on MSDN here, or on my blog here.

Here is the introduction.


This article extends one of the web pages developed in Part II of this series using Microsoft’s implementation of AJAX called Atlas. It utilized two techniques for reducing web server traffic to the browser to enhance the users web experience. The first technique uses the UpdatePanel tags to limit the refreshed area of the web page to limited areas and the second has to do with implementing some javascript using Atlas techniques so that the web page is updated on every key stroke in a textbox. A user list is displayed based on what is actively typed into this textbox. After reading this article the developer will be able to implement AJAX (Microsoft’s implementation Atlas) in their own application.

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  1. Thanks. I have a problem where I get the following message
    Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerTimeoutException: The server request timed out.

    The initial page load is quick but any updates takes forever and times out 99.9% of the time.

    Any Sugestions

  2. This a great example although I am having problems getting it to work in 3.5. Any time I try to do anything, create new role, type in the search field, uncheck create new users, I keep getting an ‘unknown error’ message from IE. Has anyone tried using this code in ASP.NET 3.5 or has anyone had these kinds of problems?

    Any help or direction would be appreciated.


  3. Thanks a lot, this program is a life saver.

    If I have multiple applications in the aspn_application table, how do I identify users (membership1.aspx) by application?

    Second questions, how do I secure (password protect) these administration functions?

    Thanks again

  4. This blog is just the greatest news for me, in a VERY long time…..

  5. Peter,

    You rock! You just saved me from a lost weekend. Great work.



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