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Beginning Visual Basic 2012 by Bryan Newsome

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Chapter 17

Dynamic Data Website

What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • How to create a Dynamic Data website
  • How to change the look and feel of pages as well as the design of individual controls

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Now that you have seen how to work with databases in a Windows application, let's learn how to work with data using a web application. Starting with Service Pack 1 of Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, a new site template was shipped. This new template is included in Visual Studio 2012. This template, named Dynamic Data Web Site, allows you to create a data driven site in minutes. The best part about using the new template is that you get a working website with the capability to create, read, update, and delete data in a database without writing any code.

Creating a Dynamic Data Entities Website

This section provides an overview of how to create a website to manage data in the pubs database. You go through a simple wizard, make minor adjustments to the solution, and then you have it. You will be amazed in just a few minutes.

Try It Out: Creating a Dynamic Data Website
All the code in this Try It Out is in the DDA folder in the zip file for this chapter.
1. Start this project by choosing File ⇒ New Web ...

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