ASP.NET 2.0 is part of a very large and extensive application framework—the .NET Framework 2.0—and many of the great new features in ASP.NET 2.0 are closely related to improvements to the .NET core libraries. You may have put off learning some of these newer features because they’re fairly complex and they don’t provide the immediate feedback that you get from a data-bound
GridView. Think of it this way, though—if these features power ASP.NET, they can really help power your applications.
In this chapter, we’ll show you how to use some of our favorite features of the core libraries to solve common problems.
One of the simplest ways to render an object to the screen is to convert ...