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ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

Book Description

The most comprehensive book on Microsoft’s new ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform.

The authors first introduce the ASP.NET Framework’s basic controls and show how to create common site-wide layouts and styles. Next, they cover all aspects of accessing, presenting, organizing, and editing data. You’ll find thorough and practical sections on building custom components and controls, providing effective site navigation, securing sites and applications, and much more. This book presents hundreds of realistic code examples, reflecting the authors’ unsurpassed experience with ASP.NET both inside and outside Microsoft.

  • Build interactive Web Forms, validate form data, and upload files

  • Provide interactive calendars, wizards, site maps, and other valuable features

  • Design efficient, maintainable sites with Master Pages and Themes

  • Build data-driven applications with database controls, ADO.NET data access components, QueryExtender, LINQ to SQL, and WCF Data Services

  • Generate charts on the fly with the new Chart Control

  • Extend ASP.NET with custom controls and reusable components

  • Create site registration and authentication systems that store membership data in SQL Server or Active Directory

  • Use URL Routing to build dynamism, flexibility, readability, and SEO-friendliness into your URLs

  • Improve performance and scalability with caching and preloading

  • Maintain state with cookies, cookieless session state, and profiles

  • Localize, configure, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications

  • Use the ASP.NET MVC Framework to improve agility, testability, speed to market, and extensibility

  • Retrofit existing ASP.NET applications with Ajax and build pure client-side Ajax web applications

  • Construct a complete ASP.NET 4 website from start to finish

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. Dedications
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I: Building ASP.NET Pages
    1. 1. Overview of the ASP.NET Framework
    2. 2. Using the Standard Controls
    3. 3. Using the Validation Controls
    4. 4. Using the Rich Controls
  12. Part II: Designing ASP.NET Websites
    1. 5. Designing Websites with Master Pages
    2. 6. Designing Websites with Themes
    3. 7. Creating Custom Controls with User Controls
  13. Part III: Performing Data Access
    1. 8. Overview of Data Access
    2. 9. Using the SqlDataSource Control
    3. 10. Using List Controls
    4. 11. Using the GridView Control
    5. 12. Using the DetailsView and FormView Controls
    6. 13. Using the Repeater and DataList Controls
    7. 14. Using the ListView and DataPager Controls
    8. 15. Using the Chart Control
    9. 16. Using the QueryExtender Control
  14. Part IV: Building Components
    1. 17. Building Components
    2. 18. Using the ObjectDataSource Control
    3. 19. Building Data Access Components with ADO.NET
    4. 20. Data Access with LINQ to SQL
    5. 21. Data Access with WCF Data Services
  15. Part V: Site Navigation
    1. 22. Using the Navigation Controls
    2. 23. Using Site Maps
    3. 24. Advanced Navigation
    4. 25. Using the ASP.NET URL Routing Engine
  16. Part VI: Security
    1. 26. Using the Login Controls
    2. 27. Using ASP.NET Membership
  17. Part VII: Building ASP.NET Applications
    1. 28. Maintaining Application State
    2. 29. Caching Application Pages and Data
    3. 30. Localizing Applications for Multiple Languages
    4. 31. Working with the HTTP Runtime
    5. 32. Building Dynamic Data Applications
    6. 33. Building ASP.NET MVC Applications
    7. 34. Configuring Applications
    8. 35. Deploying ASP.NET Web Applications
  18. Part VIII: Custom Control Building
    1. 36. Building Custom Controls
    2. 37. Building Templated Databound Controls
  19. Part IX: ASP.NET AJAX
    1. 38. Using Server-Side ASP.NET AJAX
    2. 39. Using the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit
    3. 40. Client-Side Ajax with jQuery
  20. Index