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ASP.NET 3.5 brings the power of Visual Studio 2008 along with the multitude of language improvements in C# 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 as well as powerful new technology called LINQ, together with the ASP.NET 2.0 Framework you already know and love. Packed with valuable coverage of ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, this essential resource offers both C# and VB examples throughout the book, and shares new and updated ...
ASP.NET 3.5 brings the power of Visual Studio 2008 along with the multitude of language improvements in C# 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 as well as powerful new technology called LINQ, together with the ASP.NET 2.0 Framework you already know and love. Packed with valuable coverage of ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, this essential resource offers both C# and VB examples throughout the book, and shares new and updated content on the ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Dynamic Data, and ADO.NET Data Services.
What you will learn from this book
The concepts underlying the server control and its pivotal role in ASP.NET development
How to create templated ASP.NET pages using the master page feature
How to work with data from enterprise databases including SQL Server
Ways to debug, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications, monitor their health and performance, and handle errors
How to retrieve, update, and delete data quickly and logically using LINQ with side-by-side examples comparing LINQ to existing techniques
Ways to localize your web site in multiple languages for a world-wide audience
Methods for adding AJAX capabilities to your ASP.NET applications
The many benefits of the new data access additions
Ways to use and extend the Provider Model for accessing data stores, processes, and more
What freeware tools you need in Scott Hanselman's ASP.NET Ultimate Developer Tools appendix
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and developers who are looking to make the transition to ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 with Visual Studio 2008 and either C# 3.0 (2008) or Visual Basic 9 (2008).
CD-ROM includes the full book in PDF format and a selection of 7 Wrox Blox mini e-books including:
Internet Explorer 8 and Its Impact on Your ASP.NET Web Sites
Jumping from ASP.NET to Silverlight 2
Leverage LINQ in ASP.NET 3.5 Projects
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Chapter 2: ASP.NET Server Controls and Client-Side.
Chapter 3: ASP.NET Web Server Controls.
Chapter 4: Validation Server Controls.
Chapter 5: Working with Master Pages.
Chapter 6: Themes and Skins.
Chapter 7: Data Binding in ASP.NET 3.5.
Chapter 8: Data Management with ADO.NET.
Chapter 9: Querying with LINQ.
Chapter 10: Working with XML and LINQ to XML.
Chapter 11: IIS7.
Chapter 12: Introduction to the Provider Model.
Chapter 13: Extending the Provider Model.
Chapter 14: Site Navigation.
Chapter 15: Personalization.
Chapter 16: Membership and Role Management.
Chapter 17: Portal Frameworks and Web Parts.
Chapter 18: HTML and CSS Design with ASP.NET.
Chapter 19: ASP.NET AJAX.
Chapter 20: ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit.
Chapter 21: Security.
Chapter 22: State Management.
Chapter 23: Caching.
Chapter 24: Debugging and Error Handling.
Chapter 25: File I/O and Streams.
Chapter 26: User and Server Controls.
Chapter 27: Modules and Handlers.
Chapter 28: Using Business Objects.
Chapter 29: ADO.NET Entity Framework.
Chapter 30: ASP.NET Dynamic Data.
Chapter 31: Building and Consuming Services.
Chapter 32: ADO.NET Data Services.
Chapter 33: Localization.
Chapter 34: Configuration.
Chapter 35: Instrumentation.
Chapter 36: Administration and Management.
Chapter 37: Packaging and Deploying ASP.NET Applications.
Appendix A: Migrating Older ASP.NET Projects.
Appendix B: ASP.NET Ultimate Tools.
Appendix C: Silverlight 2 and ASP.NET.
Appendix D: ASP.NET Is Greater Than ASP.NET MVC.
Appendix E: ASP.NET Online Resources.
Posted January 11, 2010
This is a perfect book if you want to extend your knowledge in ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 it covers basically every single detail from server controls to Silverlight. it includes the PDF version of the entire book so if you have a windows mobile device or any other type of mobile device this is a plus because you can read it anywhere.
This book is full of great working examples (also included in the CD) I have tested several of these examples and they all worked for me, plus every single example is explained in a very detailed way in both languages (VB and C#). and if that is not enough, The CD also includes 7 PDF wrox blox (Covering ASP.NET, Silverlight, LINQ, AJAX, ETC..), The most interesting chapter for me is chapter 28, this chapter explains how to work with precompiled Bussiness Objects and how to use the COM within the .Net and also how to access them from ASP.NET code.
[Inland Empire Dot Net Users Group]
Posted December 2, 2009
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I received the hardback version from my user group, Inland Empire .NET User Group, http://www.iedotnetug.org/sf/Index.aspx and http://www.iedotnetug.org/UG/ . This is the ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 Edition, so you know it is up to date for the latest usage in either Visual Web Developer or Visual Studio 2008. Code samples are shown in both C# and VB, making it easy for any DOT NET Developer to quickly get up to speed with this advanced technology for web development.
I started out with "Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 3.5 in 24 Hours" as my primer to learn the basics of ASP.NET web development. Once you have grasped the basics in that book, I'd strongly suggest you purchase "Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 In C# and VB", written by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Raider, all of whom are expert .NET developers.
There are 37 extensive chapters, and 5 appendices covering topics such as "Working with Master Pages", which is a huge improvement on the old ASP Include files, which laid out headers and footers. A most important topic is how to handle data with ASP.NET web pages, with Chapters titled: "Data Binding in ASP.NET 3.5", or "Data Management with ADO.NET". The new SQLDataSource control makes data connection and access much easier than in previous versions of Visual Studio, allowing access to SQL Server, SQL Server Express, Oracle databases, ODBC and OLE DB data sources, as well as the SQL CE database. The differences between client-side and server-side validations are clearly explained. Validation controls are explained in Chapter 4. I have found it necessary to delve into validation controls in order to more clearly understand how to use them with the GridView.
Coming from Visual FoxPro development into .NET has been made much easier by having this reference book available to explain all the many aspects of .NET development.
Without doing much coding in either C# or VB, you can have a basic web site up and running in no time. With the help of this book and a little more work, you can develop secure and powerful websites for your customers.
I would suggest this book for the Beginner to Expert level. It's a huge read and will take time to get through it; if you are a beginner, it'd probably be best to get any project to start with, even if you have to do one for free, and just get started. Read the basic parts of the book you will need to get started and then refer to the more complex parts, as needed. You won't be disappointed.
This book makes software development fun again!