Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 Edition: In C# and VB

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John Wiley & Sons, 2009 - Computers - 1792 pages
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Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 In C# and VB

ASP.NET 3.5 brings the power of Visual Studio 2008 along with the multitude of language improvements in C# 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 as well as powerful new technology called LINQ, together with the ASP.NET 2.0 Framework you already know and love. Packed with valuable coverage of ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, this essential resource offers both C# and VB examples throughout the book, and shares new and updated content on the ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Dynamic Data, and ADO.NET Data Services.

While ASP.NET 3.5 boasts server controls like the ListView and the incredibly flexible GridView, it also includes advancements in AJAX technology combined with JavaScript debugging features in Visual Studio 2008. With this book, a stellar author team covers the new controls in the AJAX toolbox, the back button history, and script combining, and they also examine the new capabilities of WCF including changes to DataContractSerializer. In addition, the accompanying CD-ROM features the entire book in PDF format.

What you will learn from this book

  • The concepts underlying the server control and its pivotal role in ASP.NET development

  • How to create templated ASP.NET pages using the master page feature

  • How to work with data from enterprise databases including SQL Server

  • Ways to debug, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications, monitor their health and performance, and handle errors

  • How to retrieve, update, and delete data quickly and logically using LINQ with side-by-side examples comparing LINQ to existing techniques

  • Ways to localize your web site in multiple languages for a world-wide audience

  • Methods for adding AJAX capabilities to your ASP.NET applications

  • The many benefits of the new data access additions

  • Ways to use and extend the Provider Model for accessing data stores, processes, and more

  • What freeware tools you need in Scott Hanselman's ASP.NET Ultimate Developer Tools appendix

Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and developers who are looking to make the transition to ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 with Visual Studio 2008 and either C# 3.0 (2008) or Visual Basic 9 (2008).

CD-ROM includes the full book in PDF format and a selection of 7 Wrox Blox mini e-books including:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and Its Impact on Your ASP.NET Web Sites

  • Jumping from ASP.NET to Silverlight 2

  • Leverage LINQ in ASP.NET 3.5 Projects

  • Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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    Very good book.

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    I used to be an ASP developer and ended up working on a CRM for 5 years and felt a little bit out of touch. I got this book and I love it. Its a very easy read and its very informative and detailed. I really love this book! Read full review

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    About the author (2009)

    Bill Evjen is an active proponent of the .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000 and has since become the president of the St. Louis .NET User Group, as well as the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association. Bill, who coauthored the Visual Basic .NET Bible, is also an active author and speaker on .NET technologies.

    Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group (www.stlnet.org), one of the world's first such groups. Bill is also the founder and former executive director of the International .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which represents more than 500,000 members worldwide.
    Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XML Web Services. He has authored or co-authored more than fifteen books including "Professional C# 2008," "Professional VB 2008," "ASP.NET Professional Secrets," "XML Web Services for ASP.NET," and "Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications" (all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.). In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences, including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd. Along with these items, Bill works closely with Microsoft as a Microsoft Regional Director and an MVP.
    Bill is the Technical Architect for Lipper (www.lipperweb.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reuters, the international news and financial services company. He graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, with a Russian language degree. When he isn't tinkering on the computer, he can usually be found at his summer house in Toivakka, Finland. You can reach Bill at evjen@yahoo.com.

    Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the Developer Division, aiming to spread the good word about developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack. Before thishe worked in eFinance for 6+ years and before that he was a Principal Consultant a Microsoft Partner for nearly 7 years. He was also involved in a few things like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen to him. He blogs at http: //www.hanselman.com and podcasts at http: //www.hanselminutes.com and contributes to http: //www.asp.net, http: //www.windowsclient.net, and http: //www.silverlight.net.

    Devin Rader is a Product Manager on the Infragistics Web Client team, responsible for leading the creation of Infragistics ASP.NET and Silverlight products. Devin is also an active proponent and member of the .NET developer community, being a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, an active member of the New Jersey .NET User Group, a former board member of the International .NET Association (INETA), and a regular speaker at user groups. He is also a contributing author on the Wrox title Silverlight 1.0 and a technical editor for several other Wrox publications and has written columns for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NET technology articles for MSDN Online. You can find more of Devin's musings at www.geekswithblogs.com/devin.

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