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Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 4 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit

Book Description

DVD includes Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and ASP.NET 4

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, professional-quality web solutions with ASP.NET 4 and Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from site design through data collection, user management through debugging and deployment. Scott Mitchell, editor of top ASP.NET resource site, shows how to use the newest ASP.NET 4 enhancements and make the most of free tools like ASP.NET Ajax and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong, practical foundation for success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common ASP.NET 4 development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way, Did You Know?, and Watch Out! boxes point out shortcuts and solutions.

Learn how to…

  • Get started fast with ASP.NET 4 and Visual Web Developer 2010

  • Use Visual Web Developer 2010 to quickly build professional-quality ASP.NET websites

  • Design, create, and test ASP.NET web pages

  • Collect, process, and validate input from your site’s visitors

  • Build a website that supports user accounts

  • Create web pages that access, display, and edit database data using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

  • Define site maps to provide efficient, easy navigation

  • Use master pages to build more consistent and well-designed sites

  • Create more responsive and interactive web pages with ASP.NET Ajax

  • Host, upload, deploy, and update production web sites

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I. Getting Started with ASP.NET 4
    1. Hour 1. Getting Started with ASP.NET 4
    2. Hour 2. Understanding the ASP.NET Programming Model
    3. Hour 3. Using Visual Web Developer
    4. Hour 4. Designing, Creating, and Testing ASP.NET Pages
    5. Hour 5. Understanding Visual Basic’s Variables and Operators
    6. Hour 6. Managing Program Flow with Visual Basic’s Control Structures
    7. Hour 7. Working with Objects in Visual Basic
    8. Hour 8. ASP.NET Web Controls for Displaying Text
  12. Part II. Collecting and Processing User Input
    1. Hour 9. Web Form Basics
    2. Hour 10. Using Text Boxes to Collect Input
    3. Hour 11. Collecting Input Using Drop-Down Lists, Radio Buttons, and Check Boxes
    4. Hour 12. Validating User Input with Validation Controls
  13. Part III. Working with Databases
    1. Hour 13. Introducing Databases
    2. Hour 14. Accessing Data with the Data Source Web Controls
    3. Hour 15. Displaying Data with the Data Web Controls
    4. Hour 16. Deleting, Inserting, and Editing Data
    5. Hour 17. Working with Data-Bound DropDownLists, RadioButtons, and CheckBoxes
    6. Hour 18. Exploring Data Binding and Other Data-Related Topics
    7. Hour 19. Using Templated Data Web Controls
  14. Part IV. Site Navigation, User Management, Page Layout, AJAX, and Deployment
    1. Hour 20. Defining a Site Map and Providing Site Navigation
    2. Hour 21. Using Master Pages to Provide Sitewide Page Templates
    3. Hour 22. Managing Your Site’s Users
    4. Hour 23. Building More Responsive Web Pages with ASP.NET Ajax
    5. Hour 24. Deploying Your Website
  15. Index