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Passing data to the client and back - best way?

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 31, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I'm ok (I think) with using a data bound Custom Control on the server to get hold of my data (it will be part of a larger dataset) and to ultimately pass updates to the database.  The bit I'm researching at the moment is passing that data to and from the client. One way to pass the data to the client is to use JSON within the Pageload event to construct a set of Javascript objects (one per row in the data).  Is that the best way, or am I missing something? Then, after the data has been manipulated on the client, I need to pass the rows back again so that the server side code can pick them up and process the updates.  I've seen a suggestion on here that a hidden text field is one way to do that.  Is it the best? Neither of my approaches seem to be at all elegant - and I suspect that I am missing something fundamental in ASP .NET AJAX! Thoughts welcome, Thanks, Nick

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