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Ah, the wide world of the Web. You just can’t do business without a Web site, and the more compelling and interactive it is, the better. In a competitive environment, keeping your Web site fresh and exciting can have a real effect on your bottom line.
If you’re a corporate Web site developer or a small business owner responsible for maintaining your own site, ASP.NET is the technology that can give you that competitive edge. It’s easy to use and works with other familiar languages, like Visual Basic and HTML, to help you set up cool interactive Web pages. With ASP.NET, you can
- Add a survey or calculator to your Web site
- Enable data retrieval
- Create a monthly calendar
- Send e-mail from your site
- Set up a real-time chat room, and more
If you’re familiar with earlier incarnations, ASP.NET For Dummies is a great way to get up to speed on the changes and enhancements in the .NET version.
ASP.NET For Dummies gets you going in a hurry. Instead of having to wade through pages of theory before you can actually play with the technology, you get to jump in and create your first ASP.NET page in the very first chapter! Find out how to
- Understand ASP.NET and Visual Basic .NET terms and languages
- Create cool elements with ASP.NET’s built-in objects
- Discover ways to let Web site users enter information and get responses
- Validate user input
- Use the .NET Framework Class Library to teach your applications new tricks
- Enable users to access information from a database and keep the information up to date
- Combine ASP.NET with other technologies to create more exciting Web applications
There’s even a bonus CD-ROM packed with information for Classic ASP veterans, two great bonus applications, and a sample database. If you’re a newcomer, you’ll find plenty of background to get you up to speed. If you’re an experienced programmer, go right to the new stuff and sample applications. Either way, ASP.NET For Dummies will help you make your Web site a sight to behold.
Active Server Pages.NET For Dummies makes it easy for beginners to begin creating dynamic, data-driven web applications with ASP.NET. This is the perfect guide for web designers and HTML coders who are ready to take their web site to the next level and begin building web applications on the .NET Platform.
Veteran ASP developers and VB programmers will benefit both from the expert advice provided and a CD-ROM that contains source code, examples and 3rd party tools and software. This book is a great jump-start to the new ASP.NET technologies.
You will also appreciate -- expert author -- Bill Hatfield's coverage of topics that include: Exploring Visual Basic EssentialsUnderstanding ObjectsBuilding User InterfacesKilling Bugs and Handling ErrorsAccessing databasesHandling User InputAnd more...
Makes it easy for even beginning programmers to build next-generation Web applications with ASP.NET.
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ASP.NET examples, tools, and more on CD-ROM
Create complete ASP.NET applications: Cafe Chat Room and Classy Classifieds
Harness next-generation ASP.NET features to create dynamic Web applications Whether you're a Web development newcomer or a Classic ASP veteran, this friendly guide is just what you need to tap the power of the totally revamped ASP.NET. From Visual Basic.NET fundamentals and object-oriented techniques to using Web Forms to create interactive pages and harnessing ADO.NET to retrieve information and update databases, it's just what you need to take your pages to the next level.
all this on the bonus CD-ROM Complete source code for Cafe Chat Room, Classy Classifieds, Guestbook, and many more examples Eiffellanguage plug-in for ASP.NET Controls and Components: Sax Basic Engine ASP.NET Editors: ASPEdit 2001, Helios TextPad, and Antechinus C# Editor System requirements: PC running an ASP.NET hosting service or Internet Information Server on Windows.NET/XP/2000/NT 4.0. See the About the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
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About the Author
About the Author Bill Hatfield is the best-selling author of several computer books, including two editions of Active Server Pages For Dummies (on Classic ASP) as well as Visual InterDev For Dummies and Creating Cool VBScript Web Pages (all from Hungry Minds, Inc.). He is also the editor of .NET Developer and ActiveWeb Developer, two technical journals from Pinnacle Publishing for professional developers using Microsoft technologies. He's an independent corporate trainer and maintains a Web site (www.edgequest.com) dedicated to helping developers solve problems. He works from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he now has a real baby (and therefore he can stop dressing up the cat in little outfits).
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: ASP.NET -
Let's Do It!
Chapter 2: Putting ASP.NET in Its Place.
PART II: Speaking the Language.
Chapter 3: VB.NET Essentials: Juggling Information and Firing Off Functions.
Chapter 4: VB.NET Essentials: Asking Questions and Jumping Through Loops.
Chapter 5: Divide and Conquer: Structured Programming.
PART III: Classy Objects and Methodical Properties.
Chapter 6: OOPs -
No Mistake Here!
Chapter 7: Cool Stuff You Can Do With ASP.NET Objects.
PART IV: Creating Interactive Web Applications.
Chapter 8: Interfacing With Your Users.
Chapter 9: Turn the Page.
Chapter 10: Basic Server Controls: Labels, Textboxes, and Buttons.
Chapter 11: Making a List Control (And Checking It Twice).
Chapter 12: Even More User Interface Goodies.
Chapter 13: Getting It Right: Validating User Input.
Chapter 14: Taking Validation to the Next Level.
PART V: Casting a Wider ASP.NET.
Chapter 15: Variables and Data Types: Preaching to the Converted.
Chapter 16: Exploring the .NET Framework Class Library.
Chapter 17: Real-World Web Application Issues.
PART VI: Tapping the Database.
Chapter 18: Accessing a Database with ADO.NET.
Chapter 19: Updating the Database.
PART VII: Really Cool ASP.NET Applications.
Chapter 20: A Quick Look at the Caf? Chat Room.
Chapter 21: A Quick Look at Classy Classifieds.
PART VIII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: The Ten Best Places to Get Answers.
Chapter 23: The Ten Coolest Web Sites for ASP.NET Developers.
Appendix: About the CD.
Bonus Part: Napoleon (Get It?) -
On the CD-ROM.
Bonus Chapter 1: Inside the Caf? Chat Room.
Bonus Chapter 2: Inside Classy Classifieds.
Bonus Chapter 3: Collecting Visitor Feedback with a Guestbook.
Bonus Chapter 4: ASP.NET for Classic ASP Developers.
Bonus Chapter 5: A Crash Course in Database Basics.
Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement.
Book Registration Information.