Synopses & Reviews
"This well-conceived and well-written book has extensive knowledge and priceless experience overflowing from its pages. It captures the true essence of ASP.NET and walks the reader to a high level of technical and architectural skill."
--J. Fred Maples, Director of Software Engineering, NASDAQ.com
Essential ASP.NET with Examples in Visual Basic .NET is the Visual Basic programmer's definitive reference for ASP.NET through version 1.1. It provides experienced programmers with the information needed to fully understand the technology, and is a clear guide to using ASP.NET to build robust and well-architected Web applications.
This book begins with a discussion of the rationale behind the design of ASP.NET and an introduction to how it builds on top of the .NET framework. Subsequent chapters explore the host of new features in ASP.NET, including the server-side compilation model, code-behind classes, server-side controls, form validation, the data binding model, and custom control development. Throughout the book, working examples illustrate best practices for building Web-based applications in VB.NET.
Among the topics explored in depth are: ASP.NET architecture Web forms Configuration HTTP pipeline Diagnostics and error handling Validation Data binding Custom controls Caching State management Security
Essential ASP.NET with Examples in Visual Basic .NET provides readers with the know-how needed to build more powerful, better architected Web applications with ASP.NET.
With coverage not found in other titles and endorsed by the architects of ASP.NET, this book is essential for any serious ASP.NET developer
About the Author
is a member of the technical staff at DevelopMentor where he teaches courses in .NET and oversees the ASP.NET curriculum. He is a former columnist for C++ Report,
and currently writes articles for various publications including MSDN Magazine.
He speaks regularly at industry conferences and was the cochair of the Web development track at Win-Dev's Fall Developers Summit 2002. Fritz received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.S. from the University of California, Irvine.
Table of Contents
Compilation versus Interpretation.
The New Intrinsics.
2. Web Forms.
A Day in the Life of a Page.
Web Forms and Code-Behind.
Root Path Reference Syntax.
WebControls versus HtmlControls.
Building Web Forms with Visual Studio .NET.
Impact of Configuration Changes.
IIS and web.config.
Accessing Process Information.
IIS 6.0 Process Model Changes.
Reading Configuration Information.
Building a Custom Configuration Section Handler.
Using the NameValueFileSectionHandler.
4. HTTP Pipeline.
A Day in the Life of a Request.
Ten Thousand-Foot View of Request Processing.
Inside the Pipeline.
Declarative Object Creation.
Custom Handlers for File Processing.
Custom Handler Factories.
Modules as Filters.
Modules versus global.asax.
Threading in the Pipeline.
5. Diagnostics and Error Handling.
Diagnostics in ASP.NET.
Writing Trace Messages.
Performance Monitor Counters.
Validation Control Architecture.
7. Data Binding.
Data Binding Controls.
Binding to Database Sources.
DataSet versus DataReader for Data Binding.
Data Binding Evaluation Syntax.
8. Custom Controls.
Writing Custom Controls.
Using Custom Controls.
Generating Client-Side Script.
Explicit Post-Back Data Handling.
Creating Child Controls.
Validation and Data Binding.
Implementing a Data-Bound Control.
Properties and Appearance.
Caching Opportunities in ASP.NET.
Output Caching Location.
Caching Multiple Versions of a Page.
Page Fragment Caching.
Output Caching Considerations and Guidelines.
Cache Entry Attributes.
Cache Object Removal.
Data Cache Considerations and Guidelines.
10. State Management.
Types of State.
Session Key Management.
Storing Session State out of Process.
Security in ASP.NET.
Client Authentication and Authorization.
Authentication Cookies in Web Farms.
System Identity in ASP.NET.