ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated

ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated

by Alex Homer, Dave Sussman

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ISBN-13: 9780132797504
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 06/06/2006
Series: Microsoft Windows Development Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 800
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Alex Homer is a computer geek and Web developer with a passion for ASP.NET, who doubles as a consultant, trainer, and speaker. Together with Dave Sussman, he has written many books on Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET v. 2.0--The Beta Version (Addison-Wesley, 2005). He and Dave are the only two Microsoft "Software Legends" from the UK.

Dave Sussman speaks frequently at Microsoft development conferences and has been writing about ASP since its earliest release. Together with Alex Homer, he has written many books on Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET v. 2.0--The Beta Version (Addison-Wesley, 2005). He and Alex are the only two Microsoft "Software Legends" from the UK.

Table of Contents

Figures xix

Tables xxix

Preface xxxi

Acknowledgments xxxiii

About the Authors xxxv


1. Technology, Tools, and Getting Started 1

New Features of ASP.NET 2.0 2

Changes from Version 1.x 19

Obtaining and Installing .NET 2.0 19

Upgrading and Deploying Applications 21

Installing the Samples 21

Summary 22

2 Is It Really This Easy? 23

A Day in the Life of a Developer 24

Summary 52

3 Data Source and Data Display Controls 53

Databases and Connections 54

Data Source Controls 59

Data Display and Edit Controls 72

Summary 104

4 Data Binding to Business Objects 105

Two- and Three-Tier Architecture 106

The ObjectDataSource Control 113

Typed Data Sets 122

Summary 131

5 Advanced Data and Page Techniques 133

DataSource Control Events 134

GridView and DetailsView Events 144

Handling Data Editing Conflicts 145

SQL Server 2005 User-De*ned Types 159

Additions to UDTs 168

Summary 176

6 Data and Output Caching 177

Application, Session, HttpContext, and ViewState Caching 178

Output Caching 185

Data Caching 195

The Cache API 210

When to Use Caching 216

Summary 218

7 Working with XML 219

Working with XML in Visual Studio 2005 220

Databinding and Displaying XML Data 222

Transforming XML 230

Working with Raw XML 236

Converting between XML and Relational Data 247

Working with SQL Server 2005 XML Data 248

Summary 255

8 Building Interactive Web Forms 257

The ASP.NET Control Set 258

The ASP.NET Page and Postback Model 306

Summary 308

9 The Page Class and Master Pages 309

The HttpRequest, HttpResponse, HttpServerUtility, and HttpContext Classes 310

The ASP.NET Page Class 319

Sub-Classing the Page Object 343

Working with Master Pages 344

Summary 351

10 Web Site Navigation Techniques 353

Simple Navigation with Hyperlinks 354

Navigation with LinkButton Controls 358

Navigation through Browser Redirection 366

Navigation through Server-Side Redirection 369

Cross-Page Posting of Form Contents 377

Site Maps, Menus, and Navigation Path Controls 381

Summary 393

11 Security and Membership 395

Preventing Anonymous Access to Web Sites 396

ASP.NET Membership Provider and Role Manager 408

The ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool 414

The ASP.NET Security Server Controls 441

Accessing the Membership and Roles Features in Code 451

Summary 457

12 Profiles, Personalization, and Themes 459

Configuring Profiles and Personalization 460

Storing and Using Dynamic Profile Data 471

A Simple Example of Using a Shopping Cart 474

Using Themes to Personalize Your Site 487

Summary 503

13 Building Web Portals 505

The ASP.NET 2.0 Portal Framework 506

The WebPart Manager 509

WebParts and Authorization 512

Zones and WebParts 513

Catalog Zones 523

Editor Zones 525

Connecting WebParts Together 533

Summary 545

14 Usability, Accessibility, Mobile Devices, Localization 547

Page Validation, Browser Capabilities, and Alternative Content 548

Making Your Pages Easier to Use 559

Supporting Disabled Users and Specialist User Agents 562

Building Pages for Small-Screen and Mobile Devices 587

Supporting Localization and Multiple Languages 600

Summary 616

15 Using the Framework Classes 619

The Example Application 620

Storing Data with the System.Collections Classes 628

Reading, Writing, and Compressing Data with the System.IO Classes 638

Creating Graphics and Images with the System.Drawing Classes 652

Accessing the Internet with the System.Net Classes 656

Accessing Active Directory with the System.DirectoryServices Classes 669

Encrypting Data with the System.Security.Cryptography Classes 673

Summary 678

16 Web Services 679

Web Services 680

Creating Web Services 681

Consuming Web Services 690

Controlling How Data Is Transferred in Web Services 694

Web Service Enhancements 701

The Future of Web Services 708

Summary 708

Index 711

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