Displaying Real Time Data using HTML5 and ASP.NET

By Bipin Joshi

Some web applications need to show data in real-time. As soon as the data is generated or received at the server, it immediately needs to be displayed to the end user. Traditionally developers used to poll the server periodically to check if new data was available. This approach had its own drawbacks and proved to be unsuitable in certain cases. Wouldn't it be nice if the server notified the client of new data rather than client checking with the server periodically? That is what HTML5 Server Sent Events (SSE) allows you to do. In this article you will learn what HTML5 Server Sent Events are and how to develop a web form that relies on real-time data from the server. Continue reading this story right here on CodeGuru.com

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