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ASP.Net 2.0: Your Visual Blueprint for Developing Web Applications (Visual Blueprint)by Chris Love
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Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 150 key ASP.NET 2.0 techniques, including:
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Only Visual Blueprint takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics, and this guide demonstrates over 150 key ASP.NET 2.0 techniques with step-by-step screen shots. You’ll see how to add a page to a Web site, write and read user cookies, collect user input with checkboxes, create an image map, display data in the GridView, reset user passwords, format the CreateUser Wizard, use nesting master pages, handle errors, build a Web service, and put together a terrific site.
About the Author
Chris Love has over 14 years of experience in software design, development and architecture. He has been the principal developer for more than 250 small and medium ASP and ASP.NET Web sites over the past 7 years. These projects have exposed Chris to a wide range of Microsoft-related technologies to solve real business problems for his clients. He has learned to look objectively at his clients’ business and offer pragmatic suggestions to make them more efficient and profitable.
Other responsibilities have included managing and maintaining production Windows servers for Web, database, and e-mail. He has learned to manage performance, security, and spam safeguards to keep his customers operating 24/7.
Chris’ clients have also relied on his experience and expertise to help develop online marketing strategies, including search engine optimization and pay-per-click campaigns. Chris has begun to leverage this experience along with his ASP.NET expertise to build his own Web properties and practice his technical and marketing theories firsthand.
Chris has been active in a leadership role in the local user’s group, TRINUG, for more than 5 years. He served as the Vice President for the first 3 years and is currently on the advisory board. He has also led monthly a Special Interest Group (SIG) where he covered practical ASP.NET programming techniques, including how to use httpHandlers, httpModules, extending the .NET framework and using third party tools. He frequently presents and organizes Code Camps around the country. He is a Full Mentor with Solid Quality Mentors in the Development Practice.
Table of Contents
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK.
1 GETTING FAMILIAR WITH VISUAL STUDIO 2005.
Introduction to Visual Studio 2005.
Create a Web Site with Visual Studio 2005.
Add a Web Page to a Web Site.
Edit a Web Page.
Explore the Visual Studio 2005 Windows.
Add a Web Control to a Web Page.
Add a Reference to a Class Library.
Program a Page Using Code-Behind.
Open a Page in a Browser.
Use Code Snippets to Quickly Add Common Code.
Export Projects and Files.
Publish a Web Site.
Precompile a Web Site.
2 INTRODUCING ASP.NET.
Discover the ASP.NET Platform.
Explore ASP.NET Page Life Cycle.
Read Input from the QueryString.
Read Input from Form Variables.
Use Application Cache to Persist Values.
Use Session State to Persist Values.
Use ViewState to Page Persist Values.
Write and Read a User Cookie.
Delete a User Cookie.
Use a Cookieless Session.
Get Familiar with Page Directives.
Characterize the Web.Config File.
Create a User Control.
3 UNDERSTANDING COMMON WEB SERVER CONTROLS.
Display Text with the Literal and Label Controls.
Add a TextBox and a Button to a Page and Echo the User Input.
Using the LinkButton and ImageButton Control.
Create a Link to a Page with the Hyperlink Control.
Display Images with the Image Web Control.
Display a List in the DropDown and ListBox Controls.
Collect User Input with CheckBoxes.
Collect User Input from RadioButtons.
Display a Date with the Calendar Control.
Apply an AutoFormat Style.
Select a Date in the Calendar Control.
Group Controls with the Panel Control.
Load Controls Dynamically into a PlaceHolder.
Set the DefaultButton and DefaultFocus of a Page.
4 WORKING WITH NEW ASP.NET 2.0 WEB CONTROLS.
Use the BulletedList Control to Itemize Points.
Add Links to the BulletedList Control.
Hide Your Data in the HiddenField Control.
Upload Files with the FileUpload Control.
Control Visibility with the MultiView and View Controls.
Step Through a Process with the Wizard Control.
Format the Wizard Control.
Create an Image Map.
Avoid Caching Content with the Substitution Control.
Submit to Another Page with Cross-Page Post.
5 VALIDATING USER INPUT.
Require Input with the RequiredFieldValidator.
Compare Inputs with the CompareValidator.
Specify a Range with the RangeValidator.
Create Custom Validation with the RegularExpressionValidator.
Custom Validation with the CustomValidator.
Summarize Error Messages with the ValidationSummary Control.
6 DISPLAYING RECORDS WITH DATA CONTROLS.
Display Data in the GridView Control.
Format the GridView Control.
Page the GridView Control.
Sort the GridView Control.
Edit a Record in the GridView Control.
Delete a Record in the GridView Control.
Bind Data to the Repeater Control.
Format the Repeater Control.
Display Data with the DataList Control.
Format the DataList Control.
Page the DataList Control.
Bind a Record to the DetailsView.
Format the DetailsView.
Edit and Insert a Record with the DetailsView.
Bind a Record to the FormView.
Edit and Insert a Record with the FormView.
7 LEVERAGING THE MEMBERSHIP AND ROLE PROVIDERS.
Introduction to the Membership Provider.
Configure the ASP.NET Membership Provider.
Configure the SQLMembership Provider.
Add a User.
Update a User.
Delete a User.
Retrieve a User Account.
Retrieve a List of Users.
Reset a Password.
Retrieve a User Password.
Get the Number of Users Online.
Lock and Unlock a User Account.
8 MANAGING ACCESS WITH THE ROLE PROVIDER.
Introduction to Role Management.
Add a Role.
Update a Role.
Delete a Role.
Retrieve a List of Roles.
Add a User to a Role.
Delete a User from a Role.
Retrieve Users in a Role.
Retrieve Roles by User.
9 MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT USER INTERFACE WITH MEMBERSHIP CONTROLS.
Create Site Members with the CreateUserWizard.
Format the CreateUserWizard.
Add a Login Interface with the Login Control.
Display the User’s LoginStatus.
Display the User’s Name with the LoginName Control.
Control Content Access with the LoginView.
Recover a Lost Password with the PasswordRecovery Control.
Change a Password with the ChangePassword Control.
10 WORKING WITH NAVIGATION CONTROLS AND SITEMAPS.
Create a SiteMap.
Use a SiteMapDataSource.
Use Security Trimming.
Use the Menu Control.
Manually Bind the Menu Control.
Customize the Menu Control.
Use the SiteMapPath Control.
Format the SiteMapPath Control.
Display Navigation in the TreeView Control.
Display Check Boxes in the TreeView Control.
Use URL Mapping.
Use URL Rewriting.
11 ENHANCING WEB SITES WITH MASTER PAGES, THEMES, AND PERSONALIZATION.
Create a Master Page.
Apply a Master Page.
Access Master Page Properties and Events.
Access Controls on a Master Page.
Use Nested Master Pages.
Master Page Caching Considerations.
Create a Theme.
Apply a Theme.
Create a Skin.
Set a Theme and Skin at Runtime.
Create a Cascading Style Sheet.
Create Personalized Properties.
Use Anonymous Personalization.
Set Personalization at Runtime.
12 WORKING WITH DATA OBJECTS.
Connect to an SQL Database with the SQLDataSource.
Use the Connection Object.
Use the Command Object.
Retrieve a DataReader.
Create a DataSet.
Create a DataTable.
Use a DataView.
Use a DataAdapter.
Pass Parameters to the Command Object.
13 LEVERAGING BASIC ERROR HANDLING AND DEBUGGING TECHNIQUES.
Setting Breakpoints and Break Conditions.
Debug a Web Site in Visual Studio 2005.
Use Tracing to Find Problems.
Use the Watch Windows.
Attach to a Process.
Use SQL Stored Procedure Debugging.
Use Page-Level Exception Handling.
Define a Global Exception Handler.x
14 GOING BEYOND BASIC ASP.NET.
Send an E-Mail.
Send an E-Mail Attachment.
Create a Custom Page Class.
Create a Custom HttpHandler.
Create a Custom HttpModule.
Create a Custom ConfigurationSection.
Use the Cache API.
Create a Custom Control.
Create a Custom Composite Control.
15 APPLYING WEB SERVICES AND AJAX.
Create a Web Service.
Consume a Web Service.
Use the Live.com Search Web Service.
Introduction to ASP.NET AJAX.
Use the Update Panel.
Use the Timer Control.
Use the Progress Control.
Use the Rating Control.
Use the AutoComplete Extender.
Use the Masked Edit Extender.
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