ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed

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ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed is a revision of the best-selling ASP.NET Unleashed, by Microsoft Software Legend Stephen Walther. It covers virtually all features of ASP.NET 2.0 including more than 50 new controls, personalization, master pages, and web parts. All code samples are presented in VB and C#. Throughout the more than 2,000 pages, you will be shown how to develop state-of-the-art Web applications using Microsoft's latest development tools. This resource is guaranteed to be used as a reference guide over and over!

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Stephen Walther’s ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed is huge, comprehensive, and superb. It’s all you’d hope for from one of the world’s top ASP.NET coders. (And it’s not just us calling him that: Microsoft named him a Software Legend a while back, a title held by less than a dozen of the planet’s leading developers.)

You’ll find more than 1,500 pages of clear explanations and insight in this book, along with Visual Basic and C# code samples from every corner of ASP.NET 2.0 development.

The book’s organized to support ASP.NET developers on their journey from newcomer to guru. You’ll start by learning how to build individual ASP.NET pages; then broaden your expertise to designing and constructing entire sites. You’ll master ASP.NET 2.0’s data access tools, from the SqlDataSource Control to GridView, DetailsView, FormView, Repeater, and DataList.

You’ll learn how to build components, including data access components. Next, Walther drills down, helping you master navigation controls, including site maps. There’s a full section on security, too. By now, you’re ready for even more advanced techniques, and Walther delivers -- covering everything from extending the Web Part framework to building your own custom controls.

Of course, if it’s new to ASP.NET 2.0, it’s covered here: new controls, personalization improvements, Master Pages, and plenty more. All of the book’s code is provided on CD-ROM, together with Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express, which is surprisingly useful for a freebie.

One last note: this book’s so comprehensive, it may be quite a while before you need anything else. But when you do, there’s more Walther out there, including his ASP.NET Kick Start and his database chapters from ASP.NET Tips, Tutorials, and Code. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672328237
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 6/23/2006
  • Series: Unleashed Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 1963
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Walther has taught workshops on building ASP.NET applications at NASA, Lockheed Martin, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. House of Representatives, Verizon and others. He got his start working with Active Server Pages by developing two large commercial Web sites. First, he created the Collegescape Web site, a Web site used by over 200 colleges, including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, to accept admittance applications online. Next, he created the CityAuction Web site, and auction site used by both Snap! and CitySearch. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley.
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Table of Contents

I Building ASP.NET Pages

1 Overview of the ASP.NET Framework

2 Using the Standard Controls

3 Using the Validation Controls

4 Using the Rich Controls

II Designing ASP.NET Websites

5 Designing Websites with Master Pages

6 Designing Websites with Themes

7 Creating Custom Controls with User Controls

III Performing Data Access

8 Overview of Data Access

9 Using the SqlDataSource Control

10 Using List Controls

11 Using the GridView Control

12 Using the DetailsView and FormView Controls

13 Using the Repeater and DataList Controls

IV Building Components

14 Building Components

15 Using the ObjectDataSource Control

16 Building Data Access Components

V Site Navigation

17 Using the Navigation Controls

18 Using Site Maps

19 Advanced Navigation

VI Security

20 Using the Login Controls

21 Using ASP.NET Membership

VII Building ASP.NET Applications

22 Maintaining Application State

23 Caching Application Pages and Data

24 Localizing Applications for Multiple Languages

25 Working with the HTTP Runtime

26 Configuring Applications

VIII Building Applications with Web Parts

27 Introduction to Web Parts

28 Building Web Parts

29 Personalizing Web Parts

30 Extending the Web Part Framework

IX Custom Control Building

31 Building Custom Controls

32 Integrating JavaScript in Custom Controls

33 Building Templated Databound Custom Controls

X Sample Application

34 Building an E-Commerce Application

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2006

    full code listing -- CD

    Walther gives a thorough rendition of ASP.NET 2.0. He explains the many improvements over version 1, as good reasons to migrate from it. Of these, the simplified accessing of a back end database might be the most compelling. While the idea of Cascading Style Sheets has been expanded into Master Pages with Themes. This allows easier maintenance of a large website that needs a consistent look and feel. The 2000 pages of this book are certainly impressive. One reason that the book is so long is because of the numerous code examples, written in ASP.NET and Visual Basic. With the accompanying CD having the corresponding code in C#. Certainly, it is a good thing in general to furnish many examples. However, the listings tend not to be code fragments, as other texts might do, but complete code sets. What you think about this can depend on your background. If you are new to ASP 2, then perhaps the complete listings are useful. Though if you take time to read through the book (admittedly this will be some time), then you might also find full listings to be superfluous. While if you already know the essence of ASP 2, and need a comprehensive text, then you don't really need full listings. All that does is take up space. What Walther could have done is push the full VB code listings onto the CD, and just write appropriate snippets in the text. There should certainly be enough space on the CD for this. This would considerably lighten the text, and might actually make it easier to follow the ideas.

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