ASP.NET AJAX includes the following major features:
Client-side template rendering.
Declarative instantiation of client-side behaviors and controls.
Live data binding.
An AdoNetServiceProxy class for client-side interaction with ADO.NET Data Services.
A client-side DataView control for data-bound UI in the browser.
DataContext and AdoNetDataContext classes for interaction with Web services.
Refactored ASP.NET AJAX framework libraries.
Support for the DOM Ready event.
Using JSONP to retrieve cross-domain data.
Major features of the control include the following:
35 distinct chart types.
An unlimited number of chart areas, titles, legends, and annotations.
A wide variety of appearance settings for all chart elements.
3-D support for most chart types.
Smart data labels that can automatically fit around data points.
Strip lines, scale breaks, and logarithmic scaling.
More than 50 financial and statistical formulas for data analysis and transformation.
Simple binding and manipulation of chart data.
Support for common data formats, such as dates, times, and currency.
Support for interactivity and event-driven customization, including client click events using AJAX.