Synopses & Reviews
All new, for ASP.NET 2.0, this bestselling book provides experienced developers with real-world examples of the powerful new time-saving, code-saving features in this new version. Seasoned author and International .NET Association founder Bill Evjen along with Scott Hanselman help developers make a smooth transition to this new version of ASP.NET with their clear explanations of even the most dramatic changes.
Helpful examples in both VB and C# clearly show how to build ASP.NET 2.0 applications.
Some of the key chapters and topics you'll find in this book include:
- 4 chapters on server controls, including an entire chapter dedicated to the controls that are new to ASP.NET 2.0
- A chapter each on the new Master Pages and Themes/Skins features in ASP.NET 2.0
- 2 chapters on data presentation
- Data Management with ADO.NET discussing some of the radical ASP.NET 2.0 changes incorporated in ADO.NET
- Personalization, Membership, and Role Management
- A complete chapter on Portal Frameworks and the popular new Web Parts functionality of ASP.NET 2.0
- Security beyond the built in membership and role management features
- Caching including the new SQL cache invalidation feature in ASP.NET 2.0
- Proper debugging and error handling techniques for yourapplications
- Building your own server controls and HttpHandlers
- Business Objects, Mobile Development, XML Web Services
- Configuring, Administering, managing, packaging, and deploying ASP.NET 2.0 Applications
According to Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Product Manager - Web Platform and Tools Division, this book "... is a solid one, Professional ASP.NET 2.0 and I recommend to anyone who is serious about working with VS 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 -- Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Farhan Muhammad, Devin Rader, Srinivasa Sivakumar all did a fantastic job putting together a great read with easy to understand examples and high-quality guidance. This is a must-have for every ASP.NET developers bookshelf (I already have 2 on mine :))"
Professional ASP.NET 2.0
ASP.NET allows web sites to display unique pages for each visitor rather than show the same static HTML pages. The release of ASP.NET 2.0 is a revolutionary leap forward in the area of web application development. It brings with it a wealth of new and exciting built-in functions that reduce the amount of code you'll need to write for even the most common applications.
With more than 50 new server controls, the number of classes inside ASP.NET 2.0 has more than doubled, and, in many cases, the changes in this new version are dramatic. This book will alert you to every new feature and capability that ASP.NET 2.0 provides so that you'll be prepared to put these new technologies into action.
What you will learn from this book
- The idea of the server control and its pivotal role in ASP.NET development
- How to create templated ASP.NET pages using the new master page feature
- Techniques for debugging and handling errors
- The various frameworks that will enable you to extract, create, manipulate, and store XML
- Ways to package and deploy ASP.NET applications
- How to retrieve, update, and delete data quickly and logically
Who this book is for
This book is for experienced programmers and developers who are looking to make the transition to ASP.NET 2.0.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
All new, for ASP.NET 2.0, this bestselling book provides experienced developers with real-world examples of the powerful new time-saving, code-saving features in this new version Seasoned author Bill Evjen helps developers make a smooth transition to this new version of ASP.NET with his clear explanations of even the most dramatic changes Helpful examples in both VB and C# clearly show how to build ASP.NET 2.0 applications Experienced developers get more in-depth coverage about changes within the programs provided in previous ASP and ASP.NET versions
About the Author
is an active proponent of .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group (www.stlnet.org), one of the world’s first such groups. Bill is also the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which represents more than 375,000 members worldwide.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XMLWeb services. He has written or co-written Professional C#, Third Edition; Professional VB.NET, Third Edition; and ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview (all Wrox titles), as well as ASP.NET Professional Secrets, XMLWeb Services for ASP.NET, Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications, Visual Basic .NET Bible, and ASP.NET Professional Secrets (all published by Wiley). In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences, including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd.
Bill is a Technical Director for Reuters, the international news and financial services company, and he travels the world speaking to major financial institutions about the future of the IT industry. He was graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, with a Russian language degree. When he isn’t tinkering on the computer, he can usually be found at his summer house in Toivakka, Finland. You can reach Bill at email@example.com. He presently keeps his weblog at www.geekswithblogs.net/evjen.
Scott Hanselman is currently the Chief Architect at the Corillian Corporation (NASDAQ: CORI), an eFinance enabler. He has more than 13 years’ experience developing software in C, C++, VB, COM, and certainly in VB.NET and C#. Scott is proud to be both a Microsoft RD as well as an MVP for both ASP.NET and Solutions Architecture. Scott has spoken at dozens of conferences worldwide, including three TechEds and the North African DevCon. He is a primary contributor to “newtelligence DasBlog Community Edition 1.7,” the most popular open-source ASP.NET blogging software hosted on SourceForge.
This is the third book Scott has worked on for Wrox and certainly the most fun. His thoughts on the Zen of .NET, programming, and Web Services can be found on his blog at www.computerzen.com. He welcomes email and PayPal’ed money at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farhan Muhammad is the Chief Architect of ILM Professional Service. He is also the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) for the U.S. North Central region. As an RD, he focuses on providing the vital link between Microsoft and the developer community. He has been a board member at the International .NET Association (INETA), where he actively helped support developers’ communities worldwide. He leads the Twin Cities .NET User Group, a developers’ community of more than 1,200 members in Minnesota dedicated to sharing .NET knowledge among developers. He has also written Real World ASP.NET Best Practices (Apress, 2003).
S. Srinivasa Sivakumar is a Solution Architect for Microsoft India. Srinivasa has co-written more than 15 books and more than 40 technical articles for major publications. A list of his published materials is available at www3.brinkster.com/webguru/.
Devin Rader is an Infragistics Technology Evangelist and is responsible for writing Infragistics reference applications and .NET technology articles, as well as the worldwide delivery of Infragistics’ technology demonstrations. Devin is an active member and leader for the International .NET Association (INETA) and believes strongly in the software development community. He helped found the St. Louis .NET Users Group in November 2000 and is a frequent speaker at community events nationwide. Devin writes the monthly ASP.NET Tips & Tricks column for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NET technology articles for MSDN Online. He has served as the sole technical editor for a number of works, including Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications, ASP.NET Professional Secrets, and ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview (all published by Wiley).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hello ASP.NET 2.0!
Chapter 2: Visual Studio 2005.
Chapter 3: Application and Page Frameworks.
Chapter 4: ASP.NET Server Controls and Client-Side Scripts.
Chapter 5: ASP.NET Web Server Controls.
Chapter 6: ASP.NET 2.0 Web Server Controls.
Chapter 7: Validation Server Controls.
Chapter 8: Working with Master Pages.
Chapter 9: Themes and Skins.
Chapter 10: Collections and Lists.
Chapter 11: Data Binding in ASP.NET 2.0.
Chapter 12: Data Management with ADO.NET.
Chapter 13: Working with XML.
Chapter 14: Site Navigation.
Chapter 15: Personalization.
Chapter 16: Membership and Role Management.
Chapter 17: Portal Frameworks and Web Parts.
Chapter 18: Security.
Chapter 19: State Management.
Chapter 20: Caching.
Chapter 21: Debugging and Error Handling Techniques.
Chapter 22: File I/O and Streams.
Chapter 23: User Controls, Server Controls, Modules, and HttpHandlers.
Chapter 24: Using Business Objects.
Chapter 25: Mobile Development.
Chapter 26: Building and Consuming XML Web Services.
Chapter 27: Configuration.
Chapter 28: Administration and Management.
Chapter 29: Packaging and Deploying ASP.NET Applications.
Appendix A: Visual Basic 8.0 and C# 2.0 Language Enhancements.
Appendix B: ASP.NET Online Resources.