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Microsoft® Visual Web Developer™ 2008 Express Edition Step by Step

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Teach yourself Visual Web Developer Express Edition one step at a time. This practical tutorial steps novice developers and hobbyists through an end-to-end example, helping them build essential skills logically and sequentially. By the end of the book, you ll have a working Web site, plus the fundamental skills needed to advance to the next level of Web development ASP.NET.

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Visual Web Developer® 2008 Express Edition
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    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. Introduction
      1. Who This Book Is For
      2. Finding Your Best Starting Point in This Book
      3. Conventions and Features in This Book
        1. Conventions
        2. Other Features
      4. Hardware and Software Requirements
      5. Code Samples
        1. Installing the Code Samples
        2. Using the Code Samples
        3. Uninstalling the Code Samples
      6. Support for This Book
        1. Questions and Comments
    4. 1. Introducing Visual Web Developer 2008
      1. Why Visual Studio Web Developer
        1. Web Pages
          1. HTML
          2. JavaScript
          3. ASP.NET 3.5
        2. Controls
          1. HTML Controls
          2. Server Controls
        3. Data
          1. Databases
          2. XML
        4. Web Services
      2. Summary
    5. 2. Working in Visual Web Developer 2008
      1. Running Visual Web Developer for the First Time
        1. Start Page
        2. Working with Visual Web Developer Windows
        3. Working with Visual Web Developer Menus
        4. File
        5. Edit
        6. View
        7. Tools
        8. Window
        9. Help
        10. Working with Visual Web Developer Toolbars
        11. Toolbar Dialog Box
      2. Understanding Visual Studio Web Developer Folders
      3. Summary
    6. 3. Creating Your First ASP.NET Page
      1. Creating an ASP.NET Web Form
        1. Previewing a Web Form in a Browser
        2. Adding HTML to an ASP.NET Page
        3. Adding JavaScript to an ASP.NET Page
        4. Adding HTML on the Server
          1. Using the Response Object
          2. Using the Request Object
        5. Creating Client Controls
        6. Creating Server Controls
      2. Summary
    7. 4. Creating Your First Web Site
      1. Defining Requirements
      2. Creating a Web Site
      3. Understanding Code Behind
      4. Understanding Namespaces
      5. Running a Web Site
      6. Building a Web Site
      7. Using the ASP.NET Site Administration Tool
      8. Configuring Site Security
        1. Examining the ASP.NET Configuration Database
      9. Creating a Login Page
      10. Using the LoginName and LoginStatus Server Controls
      11. Changing User Passwords
      12. Summary
    8. 5. Using Master Pages
      1. Creating a Master Page
        1. Content Placeholder Control
        2. Attaching a Master Page
        3. Creating a Look and Feel
        4. Designing the Personal Portal Master Page
        5. Adding the Login and LoginStatus Controls
        6. Adding a ContentPlaceHolder
        7. Creating a Nested Master Page
      2. Summary
    9. 6. Using Server Controls
      1. Visual Web Developer Server Controls
        1. Adding a Label Server Control
        2. Adding Navigation Server Controls
        3. Creating a SiteMapDataSource Control
      2. Summary
    10. 7. Working with HTML and JavaScript
      1. Introducing Virtual Earth
      2. Integrating Virtual Earth into the Personal Portal
      3. Controlling the Virtual Earth Control with an HTML and a JavaScript Interface
      4. Debugging JavaScript in Visual Web Developer
      5. Setting a Breakpoint
      6. Summary
    11. 8. Working with Databases
      1. Brief Introduction to Databases
        1. Database Software
          1. Table Relationships
          2. Retrieving Rows by Using Structured Query Language
            1. SELECT Statements
            2. WHERE Clauses
          3. Learning More About Databases
        2. Creating the ToDo Table in Visual Web Developer
          1. ToDoId
          2. Name
          3. Complete
        3. Creating Rows in the ToDo Table
        4. Querying Tables by Using Database Explorer
          1. The Query Designer Toolbar
            1. Show Diagram Pane
            2. Show Criteria Pane
            3. Show SQL Pane
            4. Show Results Pane
            5. Change Type
            6. Execute SQL
            7. Verify SQL Syntax
      2. Summary
    12. 9. Building Data-Driven User Interfaces
      1. Data Sets
      2. Table Adapters
        1. Creating a User Interface with Data Controls
        2. Editing Data with Data Controls
        3. Adding Editing to the GridView Control
        4. Adding New Data with Data Controls
      3. Summary
    13. 10. Using Cascading Style
      1. Cascading Style Sheets
        1. Inline Styles
        2. Using Styles in Visual Web Developer
        3. Style Management Windows
        4. Clearing Styles
        5. Setting Styles for the Personal Portal
          1. Setting the Personal Portal Header Styles
          2. Setting Styles for the Data Interface Controls
      2. Summary
    14. 11. Understanding and Using Mashups
      1. Introducing Mashups
      2. Popfly
        1. Silverlight
      3. Creating Your First Mashup
      4. Visual Web Developer and Popfly
      5. Using Popfly Explorer
        1. View My Popfly Page
        2. Add a Friend
        3. Refresh
        4. Open Project
        5. Save To Popfly
        6. Delete from Popfly
        7. Find Project
        8. Sign Out
      6. Embedding Mashups in ASP.NET Pages
      7. Tweaking Your Mashup
      8. Summary
    15. 12. Working with Web Services
      1. Uploading Files to the Server
      2. Programming the FileUpload Control
      3. Creating a Web Service
      4. Creating a Web Method
      5. Adding a Web Reference to a Project
      6. Using a Web Service in ASP.NET
      7. Summary
    16. 13. Deploying Your Web Site
      1. Shopping for a Provider
        1. Cost
        2. ASP.NET Support
        3. Disk Space
        4. Domain Names
        5. SQL Server Database Support
        6. Other Services
      2. Creating Your Own Host
      3. Creating the Personal Portal Web Site
      4. Copying a Web Site with Visual Web Developer
      5. Summary
    17. A. Eric Griffin
    18. B. Additional Resources for Developers from Microsoft Press
      1. Visual Basic
      2. Visual C#
      3. Web Development
      4. Data Access
      5. .NET Framework
      6. Other Developer Topics
    19. C. More Great Developer Resources
      1. Developer Step by Step
      2. Developer Reference
      3. Focused Topics
    20. Index
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