ASP.NET 2.0 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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  • Eight minibooks cover ASP.NET basics, Web controls, using HTML and ASP, C#, Visual Basic, database programming, using the .NET Framework, and advanced ASP.NET 2 (including themes, custom server controls, and Web parts)
  • The ideal resource for Web programming newcomers as well as the 1.5 million existing ASP developers who want a complete ready-reference that covers the new ASP.NET 2 updates
  • More than double the size of ASP.NET 2 For Dummies ...
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  • Eight minibooks cover ASP.NET basics, Web controls, using HTML and ASP, C#, Visual Basic, database programming, using the .NET Framework, and advanced ASP.NET 2 (including themes, custom server controls, and Web parts)
  • The ideal resource for Web programming newcomers as well as the 1.5 million existing ASP developers who want a complete ready-reference that covers the new ASP.NET 2 updates
  • More than double the size of ASP.NET 2 For Dummies (0-7645-7907-X), the latest edition of the bestselling ASP beginner book that boasts combined sales of more than 100,000 copies across all editions
  • Written by veteran Dummies author Doug Lowe, who is renowned for his ability to explain complex topics in plain English
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ASP.NET All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies distills the most crucial information you need to work with ASP.NET into eight concise, easy-to-read mini-books. If you just want results -- and you hate giant, turgid “doorstops” -- this one’s for you.

OK, it’s 900 pages, but they’re exceptionally focused, friendly, and replete with examples. In just the first mini-book, you’ll get through the core concepts of ASP.NET 2.0 programming -- including managing state and using master pages to enforce visual consistency throughout your pages. By the end of that first mini-book, you’ll be comfortable working with Visual Studio, you’ll have walked through building your first application, and you’ll even have some debugging under your belt.

Next, you’ll turn to ASP.NET 2.0’s server controls: basics such as text boxes; validation controls; and slick interface elements like calendars. Since serious ASP.NET programming requires solid command of HTML and CSS, there’s a full mini-book on those topics, too.

There are primers on both commonly used languages for ASP.NET programming, C# and VB. And, since databases are central to most ASP.NET applications, the authors set aside a mini-book for them, covering ASP.NET facilities such as GridView, FormView, DetailsView, and Repeater (plus a touch of XML).

In the final two sections, you’ll move on to more sophisticated techniques. You’ll learn to leverage the .NET classes that are most useful for ASP.NET development, including ASP.NET 2.0’s new generic collection classes. Finally, there’s a mini-book of advanced techniques for everything from site navigation to portal development.

As with all For Dummies All-in-One titles, the emphasis is on accessibility. The book’s organized with multiple “access points” that help you find what you’re looking for, fast -- whether you need a quick snippet of code (they’re all downloadable) or a plain-English explanation. Bill Camarda, from the August 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471785989
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 936
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Lowe is a veteran programmer and technology author. His30-plus computer books include PowerPoint 2003 For Dummiesand Java All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.

Jeff Cogswell is the author of C++ All-In-One DeskReference For Dummies.

Ken Cox is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP.

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Table of Contents


About This Book.

How to Use This Book.

How This Book Is Organized.

Book I: ASP.NET Basics.

Book II: Web Controls.


Book IV: C#.

Book V: Visual Basic.

Book VI: Database Programming.

Book VII: Using the .NET Framework.

Book VIII: Advanced ASP.NET Programming.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Book I: ASP.NET Basics.

Chapter 1: Welcome to ASP.NET Programming.

Chapter 2: Installing Visual Studio Web Developer 2005 ExpressEdition or Visual Studio 2005.

Chapter 3: Creating Your First ASP.NET 2.0 Application.

Chapter 4: Understanding Postback, Events, and Code-Behind.

Chapter 5: Creating Multipage Applications.

Book II: Web Controls.

Chapter 1: Using Basic Web Server Controls.

Chapter 2: Using Validation Controls.

Chapter 3: Using List Controls.

Chapter 4: Using Advanced Web Server Controls.

Chapter 5: Working with User Controls.


Chapter 1: HTML Basics.

Chapter 2: Creating Tables.

Chapter 3: Working with Forms.

Chapter 4: Using Styles and Style Sheets.

Chapter 5: Using Client-Side Script.

Book IV: C#.

Chapter 1: C# Programming Basics.

Chapter 2: Doing Things Conditionally in C#.

Chapter 3: Going Around in Circles (Or, Looping in C#).

Chapter 4: Using Methods and Exceptions.

Chapter 5: Getting into Object-Oriented Programming.

Chapter 6: Working with Inheritance.

Book V: Visual Basic.

Chapter 1: Mastering the Basics of Visual Basic.

Chapter 2: Controlling Your Programs.

Chapter 3: Working With Procedures, Exceptions, and Arrays.

Chapter 4: Exploring Object-Oriented Programming.

Chapter 5: Demystifying Inheritance in VB.NET.

Book VI: Database Programming.

Chapter 1: Accessing Data with ADO.NET.

Chapter 2: Displaying and Editing Data for the Web.

Chapter 3: Displaying and Editing with the GridView Control.

Chapter 4: Displaying and Editing Detail Data.

Chapter 5: Advanced Data Retrieval.

Chapter 6: Reading XML and Generic Data.

Book VII: Using the .NET Framework.

Chapter 1: Handling Strings.

Chapter 2: Manipulating Dates and Times.

Chapter 3: Storing Objects in Specialized Collections.

Chapter 4: Building Strongly Typed Collections with GenericClasses.

Book VIII: Advanced ASP.NET Programming.

Chapter 1: Security: Using Login Controls.

Chapter 2: Using Profiles.

Chapter 3: Site Navigation.

Chapter 4: Working with Themes.

Chapter 5: Building Portals with Web Parts.

Chapter 6: Creating and Consuming Web Services.


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  • Anonymous

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    This book helped me so much Im going to recommend it to everybody who becomes confused with all the fluff you read in these books on .net. Str8 to the point and easy to comprehend.

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