ASP.NET v. 2.0-The Beta Version (Paperback)
Alex Homer, Dave Sussman, Rob Howard
Praise for ASP.NET v. 2.0—The Beta Version
"This fast-paced book looks like an ideal way to jumpstart your ASP.NET 2.0
experience. It has coverage of all of the new bits and had me tapping away at my
keyboard in no
—Darren Neimke, Microsoft MVP-ASP.NET
"The new features in ASP.NET 2.0 will amaze and astound you, and these
authors have methodically outlined the features with clear and concise examples.
An absolute must for your
—Ronda Pederson, consultant
"These authors take the pain out of getting up to speed on the many new
features in the ASP.NET 2.0
—Ken Cox, Microsoft MVP-ASP.NET
and ASP.NET Developer
"A clear and concise, yet thorough, introduction to new and improved features
that are set to take the Web development community by storm in ASP.NET 2.0. An
excellent resource for any ASP.NET
—Olga Londer, Microsoft MVP-IIS/CMS
and Principal Technologist, QA
"ASP.NET 2.0 is not just a minor update. It allows you to create Web
applications in an entirely new way. Just reading the chapter on the new
membership and security features of ASP.NET 2.0 will make this book worth your
—Douglas Reilly, MVP-ASP.NET
Access Microsystems Inc.
"There's a large 'wow' factor to this book, which, coupled with the
well-worded text and excellent examples, makes you wish the final release wasn't
just out of
—Dan Maharry, .NET Developers Journal
Praise for A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0
"I would highly recommend A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0 to existing ASP.NET
developers. The topic is exciting and the authors did a great job of covering
the bases in an enjoyable and easy-to-follow
—Scott Forsyth, Microsoft MVP-ASP/ASP.NET,
Director of IT, Orcsweb.com
"Those of us lucky enough to attend PDC or have an MSDN universal
subscription can access the ASP.NET 2.0 alpha. For the rest of the world with an
interest in 'Whidbey,' the next best thing to the actual bits is this
—Scott Cate, Senior Engineer,
"I couldn't wait to get my hands on this new title--not only does it open
with Scott Guthrie's foreword, but it includes a chapter on caching by Rob
Howard and features the exceptional writing talents of Alex Homer and Dave
—Rob Chartier, Microsoft MVP-ASP/ASP.NET
"The authors have worked closely with the ASP.NET team at Microsoft to make
sure that this book is authoritative, accurate, and informative. Anyone using
ASP.NET will find a wealth of useful info on the next version."
—Scott Guthrie, Product Unit Manager, Web Platform and Tools Team, Microsoft
In this book, three world-class ASP.NET experts present a start-to-finish, developer-focused preview of Microsoft's latest Web development breakthrough: ASP.NET 2.0.
The first book to fully reflect the new ASP.NET 2.0 Beta, ASP.NET v. 2.0—The Beta Version identifies powerful new best practices for ASP.NET development. It will give you a jumpstart in creating new applications, optimizing their performance, extending them to mobile environments, improving their accessibility, and simplifying their deployment and management.
Drawing on their unsurpassed experience and unfettered access to Microsoft's ASP.NET development team, the authors cover every significant platform enhancement. Using realistic code examples, they illuminate improvements in data access, user-interface development, portals, personalization, security, and many other areas.
- Using ASP.NET 2.0's new Visual Web Developer and administration tools
- Simplifying database integration with "code-free" data binding and new data source controls
- Using Master Pages to improve control over application look-and-feel
- Strengthening security with membership providers, security server controls, cookieless forms authentication, and the new Role Manager
- Simplifying personalization with ASP.NET 2.0 Themes
- Building fast, flexible portals with newly improved Web Parts and the new Portal Framework
- Delivering more effective mobile device support—with less complexity
- Previewing new controls—including FormView, CreateUserControl, and other innovations absent from earlier ASP.NET 2.0 Technology Previews
- Leveraging major improvements to existing controls
- Improving accessibility for disabled site visitors and application users
Currently assessing ASP.NET 2.0? Piloting it? Already building production applications with it? Wherever you stand, wherever you're headed with ASP.NET 2.0, this book will get you there.
Table of Contents:
1. An Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0.
What's Wrong with ASP.NET 1.x?
Compilation and Deployment.
2. Tools and Architecture.
Visual Studio 2005.
Pre-compilation of Applications.
3. Data Source Controls and Data Binding.
Code-Free Data Binding.
Data Source Controls.
4. The GridView, DetailsView, and FormView Controls.
The GridView Control.
The DetailsView Control.
The FormView Control.
The New and Simplified Data Binding Syntax.
Building Data-Bound Pages with Visual Studio 2005.
5. Master Pages and Navigation.
Master Pages in Detail.
Security Server Controls.
Cookieless Forms Authentication.
The Web Site Administration Tool.
7. Personalization and Themes.
Storing and Retrieving User Personalization Data.
The Provider Design Pattern.
Writing a Personalization Provider.
Configuring Profile Properties.
8. Web Parts and the Portal Framework.
The ASP.NET 2.0 Portal Framework.
A Simple Web Parts Example Page.
Connecting Web Parts.
Working with Web Parts in Code.
Web Parts and Visual Studio 2005.
9. Pages, Posting, Resources, and Validation.
Client-Side Script Features.
New Form Capabilities.
Changes to Page Directives.
Changes to Page Headings.
The Page and Control Life Cycle.
Site and Page Counters.
Resources and Localization.
10. The New Browser and Mobile Device Controls.
Programming for Different Types of Devices.
The Unified Control and Adapter Architecture.
Summary of the New Controls in ASP.NET 2.0.
The New Controls in Detail.
New Controls within the HtmlControls Namespace.
Controls and Attributes Specific to Mobile Devices.
Mobile Browser Emulators.
11. Enhancements to Existing Controls.
Summary of New Control Features.
Tables of Control Enhancements.
Details of Individual Control Enhancements.
Enabling Database Cache Invalidation.
Invalidating the ASP.NET Cache.
The SqlCacheDependency Class.
The CacheDependency Class.
13. Configuration and Administration.
Application Configuration Files.
The Web Site Administration Tool.
The Management API.