The most up-to-date and comprehensive introductory ASP.NET book you’ll find on any shelf, Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010 guides you through Microsoft’s latest technology for building dynamic web sites. This book will enable you to build dynamic web pages on the fly, and assumes only the most basic knowledge of Visual Basic.
The book provides exhaustive coverage of ASP.NET, guiding you from your first steps right up to the most advanced techniques, such as querying databases from within a web page and tuning your site for optimal performance. Within these pages, you’ll find tips for best practices and comprehensive discussions of key database and XML principles you need to know in order to be effective with ASP.NET. The book also emphasizes the invaluable coding techniques of object orientation and code-behind, which will start you off on the track to building real-world web sites right from the beginning—rather than just faking it with simplified coding practices.
By the time you’ve finished the book, you will have mastered the core techniques and have all the knowledge you need to begin work as a professional ASP.NET developer.
Table of Contents
- The .NET Framework
- The C# Language
- Types, Objects, and Namespaces
- Visual Studio
- Web Form Fundamentals
- Web Controls
- Error Handling, Logging, and Tracing
- State Management
- Rich Controls
- User Controls and Graphics
- Styles, Themes, and Master Pages
- Website Navigation
- ADO.NET Fundamentals
- Data Binding
- The Data Controls
- Files and Streams
- Security Fundamentals
- Component-Based Programming
- LINQ and the Entity Framework
- ASP.NET AJAX
- Deploying ASP.NET Applications
About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he's the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics. Send e-mail to him with praise, condemnation, and everything in between, to firstname.lastname@example.org.