Dont refresh layout after submit button


I have a problem, my main page has a layout, and that layout has a select object. The task forms are displayed inside that layout, when i click the submit button, the whole page starts to refresh, and with that my layout is also refreshed. The problem with this is that the select needs to be selected again by the user. What i want is a submit button that doesnt effect the layout or the main page, just the page in the frame of the layout.