Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars
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Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars

The definitive programming guide to ASP.NET, by popular author and Microsoft MVP Imar Spaanjaars

Updated for ASP.NET 4, this introductory book retains its helpful examples and step-by-step format from the previous version and keeps the style of offering code examples written in both C# and Visual Basic. Beloved author and Microsoft ASP.NET MVP walks you through ASP.NET, Microsoft's technology for building dynamically generated Web pages from database content. You'll discover many improvements that ASP.NET 4 offers over the previous version, such as the ASP.NET MVC framework, Ajax improvements, jQuery support, and more.

You'll gradually build a Web site example that takes you through the processes of building basic ASP.NET Web pages, adding features with pre-built server controls, designing consistent pages, displaying data, and more.

  • Popular author and Microsoft ASP.NET MVP Imar Spaanjaars updates you on the latest updates to ASP.NET 4, Microsoft's technology for building dynamic Web pages from database content
  • Shows you how the 4 version differs from ASP.NET 3.5 and reviews its new features, including the ASP.NET MVC framework, various Ajax improvements, jQuery support, and more

Spaanjaars's distinct writing style puts you at ease with learning ASP.NET 4.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470881620
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/23/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 840
Sales rank: 968,821
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Imar Spaanjaars is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and runs his own company called De Vier Koeden in the Netherlands, specializing in Internet and intranet pplications built with Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET 4. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results and Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB, and is one of the top contributors to the Wrox Community Forum at

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Table of Contents

Foreword xxv

Introduction xxvii

Getting Chapter 1: Started with AS P.NET 4 1

Chapter 2: Building an AS P.NET Web Site 33

Chapter 3: Designing Your Web Pages 65

Chapter 4: Working with AS P.NET Server Controls 105

Chapter 5: Programming Your AS P.NET Web Pages 139

Chapter 6: Creating Consistent Looking Web Sites 197

Chapter 7: Navigation 239

Chapter 8: User Controls 271

Chapter 9: Validating User Input 297

Chapter 10: AS P.NET AJAX 331

Chapter 11: jQuery 367

Chapter 12: Introducing Databases 403

Chapter 13: Displaying and Updating Data 433

Chapter 14: LIN Q and the ADO .NET Entity Framework 477

Chapter 15: Working with Data — Advanced Topics 529

Chapter 16: Security in Your AS P.NET 4 Web Site 579

Chapter 17: Personalizing Web Sites 619

Chapter 18: Exception Handling, Debugging, and Tracing 655

Chapter 19: Deploying Your Web Site 697

Appendix A: Exercise Answers 731

Appendix B: Configuring SQL Server 2008 757

Index 777

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