Dino Esposito is the go-to guy on .NET programming, and his Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference is the place for serious ASP.NET 2.0 programmers to start.
Esposito thoroughly explains the purpose and usage of every core ASP.NET 2.0 feature, then drills down into the ASP.NET 2.0 implementation, calling attention to changes from 1.0. This structure makes the book useful to developers working with 2.0, 1.0, or both -- for example, those currently migrating.
He ranges from server controls to master pages and themes; ADO.NET data providers and containers to state management and security. In some cases, he reports on minor changes from 1.0; in other cases, the changes are quite significant -- for example, Microsoft’s extremely powerful DataGrid replacement, GridView. New ASP.NET features or old, this book will help you make the most of them. Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only