The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
“A comprehensive collection of ready-to-use ASP.NET solutions!”
- Build a database access layer for improved portability.
- Sidestep the ASP.NET framework when required.
- Build data-driven applications quickly with SubSonic.
- Handle errors effectively.
- Work with email: send, parse, & manage attachments.
- Use component-based development for flexibility
- And lots more…
The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks is a collection of solutions to the most common ASP.NET problems. Let five world-class ASP.NET professionals guide you through countless practical solutions using C#.
Solve specific ASP.NET problems fast — without wading through mountains of reference material — and rest assured your code follows current best practices. For the serious ASP.NET coder, this book is a must-have.
Who are the Authors?
What Will You Learn?
This book is different from the rest. It doesn’t pretend to be a complete reference. It won’t waste your time with hundreds of pages on every obscure feature of ASP.NET. And it won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that it contains every last detail of ASP.NET.
Instead, this book will be your native guide to the ASP.NET jungle. As its authors, we’ll share with you our cumulative experience in building ASP.NET sites large and small, commercial and open source, and all flavors in between. We’re seasoned veterans with more than our share of scars, bumps, and bruises.
We’ll show you the most practical features, the best approaches, the useful features that are off the beaten path—in short, the stuff that matters. We absolutely, positively promise not to bore you with the same tired old tourist attractions that everyone else gets herded through.
Each chapter of this book is laid out in a problem–solution format. We’ll start with a common problem that an intermediate ASP.NET developer may face, then provide a concise solution to that problem. In some cases, when the topic warrants it, we’ll include a brief discussion of the solution to provide context.
We’ve grouped the chapters of this book to cover major areas of ASP.NET functionality. Inside, you’ll find solutions to the most common challenges that ASP.NET developers face.
- Chapter 1: Introductory Topics
- Chapter 2: .NET 2.0 Core Libraries
- Chapter 3: Data Access
- Chapter 4: Pushing the Boundaries of the GridView
- Chapter 5: Form Validation
- Chapter 6: Maintaining State
- Chapter 7: Membership and Access Control
- Chapter 8: Component-based Development
- Chapter 9: ASP.NET and Web Standards
- Chapter 11: Working with Email
- Chapter 12: Rendering Binary Content
- Chapter 13: Handling Errors
- Chapter 14: Configuration
- Chapter 15: Performance and Scaling
- Chapter 16: Search Engine Optimization
- Chapter 17: Advanced Topics
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Who Should Read This Book?
This book is for beginner and intermediate ASP.NET developers who want to get more out of the ASP.NET 2.0 framework. It’s also for those programmers who have always just stumbled their way through ASP.NET without really understanding how things worked, or when it’s appropriate to bend the rules or sidestep the “normal” way of building web applications. Finally, this book should serve ASP.NET 1.x developers who want to learn what’s new in ASP.NET 2.0 (I’ll give you a hint—a lot!)
This book assumes a few things. For one, it assumes that you are across the basics of ASP.NET—web forms, C# syntax, code-beside structure, and basic web project configuration. Readers of SitePoint’s beginner ASP.NET book, Build Your Own ASP.NET 2.0 Web Site Using C# and VB, 2nd Edition, will find that this book fills in a lot of the gaps left by that title. This book also assumes that you’re using Visual Studio 2005. You might be able to get by with the free Visual Web Developer Express Edition, but we offer no guarantees—this book is firmly targeted at serious ASP.NET 2.0 developers who use serious tools.
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