Beginning ASP.NET 2.0

Beginning ASP.NET 2.0

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This updated bestseller gets readers involved immediately with task-oriented examples that can help them build their own sites. Each chapter is designed to complete a part of the sample Web site, introducing technology topics as required. This book makes extensive use of Microsoft's new visual ASP.NET development tool, showing readers how to save time and write less code to achieve more results faster. The book provides examples in Visual Basic - the easiest language for beginning ASP.NET developers to learn.
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Product details

  • Online resource | 792 pages
  • 188 x 228 x 44mm | 1,179.35g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0764588508
  • 9780764588501
  • 2,245,015

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"...right up there with the best...a well written, comprehensive and useful beginners guide to ASP.NET 2.0..." (, July 2006)
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About Chris Ullman

Chris Hart works full-time as a developer at Trinity Expert Systems Plc, based in Coventry (UK), where she's worked on several major .NET, SharePoint, and CMS applications. She enjoys having a job where she gets to learn and play with new technologies on a regular basis, often working on-site with customers. She's been using .NET since the pre-Alpha days, and yet still enjoys the fun of working with beta software. Chris lives in Birmingham (UK, not Alabama) with her extremely understanding husband James, as she tries to fit writing alongside her hectic job and her attempts at gardening. She collects computers in much the same way as some old ladies collect cats. Chris Hart contributed Chapters 3-5 and 11 and Appendix C to this book. John Kauffman was born in Philadelphia, the son of a chemist and a nurse. He received his degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, the colleges of Science and Agriculture. His early research was for Hershey foods in the genetics of the chocolate tree and the molecular biology of chocolate production. Since 1993, John has focused on explaining technology in the classroom and in books. In his spare time, John is an avid sailor and youth sailing coach. He also enjoys jazz music and drumming. In addition to technical material, he manages to read the New Yorker magazine from cover-to-cover each week. John Kauffman contributed Chapters 1, 2, 7, and 8 and Appendix D to this book. Dave Sussman is an independent trainer, consultant, and writer, who inhabits that strange place called beta land. It's full of various computers, multiple boot partitions, VPC images, and very occasionally, stable software. When not writing books or testing alpha and beta software, Dave can be found working with a variety of clients helping to bring ASP.NET projects into fruition. He is a Microsoft MVP, and a member of the ASP Insiders and INETA Speakers Bureau. You can find more details about Dave and his books at his official Web site ( or the site he shares with Alex Homer ( Dave Sussman contributed Chapters 6, 9, 14, and 15 and Appendix E to this book. Chris Ullman is a freelance web developer and technical author who has spent many years stewing in ASP/ASP.NET, like a teabag left too long in the pot. Coming from a Computer Science background, he started initially as a UNIX/Linux guru, who gravitated toward MS technologies during the summer of ASP (1997). He cut his teeth on Wrox Press ASP guides, and since then he has written on more than 20 books, most notably as lead author for Wrox's bestselling Beginning ASP/ASP.NET 1.x series, and has contributed chapters to books on PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, Web Services, C#, XML, and other Internet-related technologies too esoteric to mention, now swallowed up in the quicksands of the boom. Quitting Wrox as a full-time employee in August 2001, he branched out into VB.NET/C# programming and ASP.NET development and started his own business, CUASP Consulting Ltd, in April 2003. He maintains a variety of sites from, his "work" site, to, a selection of his writings on music and art. The birth of his twins, Jay and Luca, in February 2005 took chaos to a new level. He now divides his time between protecting the twins from their over-affectionate three-year-old brother Nye, composing electronic sounds on bits of dilapidated old keyboards for his music project, Open E, and tutoring his cats in the art of peaceful coexistence, and not violently mugging each other on the stairs. Chris Ullman contributed Chapters 10, 12, 13, and 16 and Appendix B to this book.
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Beginning ASP.NET 2.0ASP.NET 2.0 is an amazing technology that allows you to develop web sites and applications with very little hassle, and its power and depth enable it to host even the most complex applications available. This invaluable beginners' guide shows you how to program web applications in ASP.NET 2.0 and see dynamic results with minimal effort.Using working examples and detailed explanations, this popular author team eases you into the world of ASP.NET development and gradually introduces you to all sorts of interesting ASP.NET tricks and tools. You'll quickly see how ASP.NET 2.0 is designed to ensure a significant reduction in the amount of code you have to write--and, in turn, make your life easier. What you will learn from this bookWhy Visual Web Developer is an ideal environment for building feature-rich ASP.NET 2.0 applicationsHow to secure web sites, providing login functionality and role-based access to contentUseful techniques for safely updating data, using ASP.NET 2.0's built-in data handling capabilitiesHow centralized site design can be easily achievedHow to add e-commerce functionality to a siteMethods for enhancing an application's performanceWho this book is forThis book is for anyone new to web programming who is looking to program dynamic, feature-rich web applications in ASP.NET 2.0. It will also be ideal for programmers looking to upgrade their ASP 3 knowledge to ASP.NET, or programmers from non-Microsoft web disciplines who need to learn ASP.NET 2.0.Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments.Introduction.Who This Book Is For.What This Book Covers.How This Book Is Structured.What You Need to Use This Book.Conventions.Source 1: An Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 and the Wrox United Application.Chapter 2: Site Design.Chapter 3: Page Design.Chapter 4: Membership and Identity.Chapter 5: Styling with Themes.Chapter 6: Events and Code.Chapter 7: Reading Data.Chapter 8: Writing Data.Chapter 9: Code.Chapter 10: Componentization.Chapter 11: Roles and Profiles.Chapter 12: Web Services.Chapter 13: E-Commerce.Chapter 14: Performance.Chapter 15: Dealing with Errors.Chapter 16: Deployment, Builds, and Finishing Up.Appendix A: Exercise Answers.Appendix B: Setup.Appendix C: Wrox United Database Design.Appendix D: VWD Database Explorer.Appendix E: CSS and HTML Quick Reference.Index.
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