IN THIS CHAPTER
Using standard controls
Implementing validation by using ASP.NET controls
Implementing navigation in ASP.NET Web sites
Working with login controls
Enhancing forms with ASP.NET controls
Exploring ASP.NET Web part controls
ASP.NET 2.0 introduces a large number of server controls that can easily be used to implement most of the common Web site functions. The term server controls means that these controls hold ASP.NET code, which is actually processed on a Web server, and the resultant HTML code generated is then sent to a Web browser for display. Using these controls, Web designers can implement complicated scenarios on Web sites without having to manually write much code. Most of these controls can be worked with declaratively, which means you don't have to write a large amount of code to make use of these controls, and the purpose can be availed by setting properties or attributes for the controls in HTML at design time. This makes working with these controls very easy and significantly reduces the development time and overhead. ASP.NET 2.0 provides Web controls for many commonly needed Web site operations, such as data access, login screens, validation, navigation and menus, treeviews, etc.
SharePoint Designer provides the ability to make use of most of the ASP.NET 2.0 controls. Using a design interface similar to Visual Studio, Web designers can insert controls on ASP.NET Web pages and then exploit them by using control properties ...