window.open or AJAX Toolkit PopupControl Extender -- Which is best for this?
Posted on 2011-09-04
I am getting confused as to the best way to proceed on this problem -- not a new event for me but still frustrating. I have a building reservation situation where I store building use information in a SQLServer Express database and display it on a calendar. What I want to be able to do is click on the day and have a popup form appear with a detail view of the building use data for that day. The user should be able to edit the data and save it to the database.
In searching for information on the PopupControlExtender I came across the window.open method of displaying another window. Here are my questions:
1. What is the best way to do what I want to do? An entirely different approach may be best. I don't know.
2. What options do I have if the user has disabled Java or disabled popups?
I am a true novice when it comes to web development. Examples and links to beginner level tutorials would be greatly appreciated.