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Foundation ASP.NET for Flash

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If you’re a reasonably experienced Flash user who has mastered the basics but wants to empower your SWFs, taking them further toward rich Internet applications, then you’ve come to the right place! Foundation ASP.NET for Flash will teach you everything you need to know to integrate two of the most exciting technologies used on the Web today.

Using Flash and ASP.NET, it’s possible to utilize the amazing user interface capabilities of Flash along with the extensive power of ...

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Overview

If you’re a reasonably experienced Flash user who has mastered the basics but wants to empower your SWFs, taking them further toward rich Internet applications, then you’ve come to the right place! Foundation ASP.NET for Flash will teach you everything you need to know to integrate two of the most exciting technologies used on the Web today.

Using Flash and ASP.NET, it’s possible to utilize the amazing user interface capabilities of Flash along with the extensive power of ASP.NET to create dynamic, data-driven web applications. In this book, advanced topics are made easy by providing intuitive step-by-step examples.

Author Ryan Moore starts by briefly introducing you to the topic, and then provides a detailed primer on ASP.NET and C#. After that, essential areas are given the full treatment, including FlashVars, LoadVars, ASP.NET objects, XML, Access and SQL Server databases, web services, Flash Remoting, sessions, and security. By the end of the book, you’ll have built some amazing applications, such as a Google web service interface, an e-commerce site, and a video weblog.

This book covers Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8, ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, and Access and SQL Server 2005. It is an essential part of any Flash or ASP.NET web developer's arsenal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595176
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/13/2005
  • Series: Foundation Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

After leading an artificial intelligence team at the University of Minnesota and graduating with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science, Ryan Moore started Green Lizard Computing in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1999, where he developed web applications using a combination of ASP, PHP and Flash. In 2001, Ryan co-founded Balance Studios in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he is currently technical director. At Balance Studios, Ryan architects and develops web based applications using technologies ranging from Shockwave 3D to ASP.NET and Flash. In 2003, Ryan also co-founded epicsoft, LLC, also of Green Bay, where he is the lead software engineer, designing and developing applications for the creative and development communities using C# and Flash. Ryan is also a Certified Macromedia Flash Developer, teaches classes on Internet technologies at ITT Technical College, speaks at technology conferences, and authors articles for a variety of technology magazines. Ryan maintains an ASP.NET and Flash weblog which can be found at http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/c/engineering.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Priming the pump 1
Ch. 2 C# primer 33
Ch. 3 Basics of an ASP.NET project 61
Ch. 4 Two-way ASP.NET/Flash communication 99
Ch. 5 XML 137
Ch. 6 Communicating using XML 147
Ch. 7 Web services 191
Ch. 8 The Google Web Service API 219
Ch. 9 Database connectivity 235
Ch. 10 Product viewer application 257
Ch. 11 Session state and security 281
Ch. 12 Flash remoting 309
Ch. 13 Creating a video weblog using SQL Server and Flash remoting 345
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