ASP.NET 2.0 Everyday Apps for Dummies


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ASP.NET 2.0 is a functional programming tool, so why not discover how to use it by actually creating something functional? These aren't useless "Hello World" type examples - you'll build secure e-commerce, community, and back-end ...

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Create a shopping cart, online store, and Web forum, or set up a blog

ASP.NET 2.0 is a functional programming tool, so why not discover how to use it by actually creating something functional? These aren't useless "Hello World" type examples - you'll build secure e-commerce, community, and back-end applications right from the start. Even before you've finished this hands-on guide, you'll have something to show for your efforts!

Discover how to
* Understand application design
* Debug your projects
* Avoid cross-site scripting attacks
* Build a database management application
* Create an online product catalog
* Design blog and forum applications

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You’re already a decent programmer. Now you want to master ASP.NET 2.0, but you don’t have a lot of time to spare. You’d like to learn by example, from real projects -- and, if you’re lucky, maybe get some code to steal. In short, you want ASP.NET 2.0 Everyday Applications for Dummies.

Doug Lowe teaches ASP.NET through eight non-trivial projects: from user authentication to product catalogs, from database maintenance and reporting to blogging and online photo albums. For each, he walks through all relevant design, user interface, and database considerations. You’ll find diagrams showing the flow of application pages; database scripts; .aspx files; even (where needed) C# and VB.NET code-behind listings.

One nice touch: Lowe’s list of ten “rookie mistakes” and how to avoid them. Another nice touch: his database design tips -- invaluable for all those web application designers who aren’t database experts. Bill Camarda, from the April 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764597763
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/27/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Lowe begun his technology career as a programmer some 20-odd years ago and has been writing computer programming books since the guys who invented Active Server Pages were still in high school. He's written books on COBOL, Fortran, Visual Basic, Java, C#, ASP, Web programming, and probably a few he's forgotten about. He's the author of more than 30 For Dummies books, including best-sellers such as Networking For Dummies (7th Edition), Networking For Dummies All-in-One Desk Reference, PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies, and Internet Explorer 6 For Dummies. Doug recently completed writing the Java All In One Desk Reference For Dummies and both the C# and VB versions of Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Upgrader’s Guide.  Doug also teaches programming courses at a local community college.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing ASP.NET 2.0 Application Development 7

Chapter 1: Designing ASP.NET 2.0 Applications 9

Chapter 2: Using Visual Studio 2005 33

Part II: Building Secure Applications 53

Chapter 3: Designing Secure ASP.NET Applications 55

Chapter 4: Building a User Authentication Application 79

Part III: Building E-Commerce Applications 105

Chapter 5: Building a Product Catalog Application 107

Chapter 6: Building a Shopping Cart Application 143

Part IV: Building Back-End Applications 221

Chapter 7: Building a Product Maintenance Application 223

Chapter 8: Building a Report Application 269

Part V: Building Community Applications 287

Chapter 9: Building a Content Management System 289

Chapter 10: Building a Web Forum 329

Chapter 11: Building a Blog Application 375

Part VI: The Part of Tens 423

Chapter 12: Ten New Features of ASP.NET 2.0 425

Chapter 13: Ten Rookie Mistakes 445

Chapter 14: Ten Database Design Tips 451

Appendix: About the CD 455

Index 459

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