ASP.NET in a Nutshell

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2003 - Computers - 979 pages

ASP.NET in a Nutshell is a concise, one-volume reference to everything you need to make effective use of ASP.NET. An invaluable resource that goes beyond the published documentation to highlight little-known details, stress practical uses for particular features, and provide real-world examples that show how features can be used in a working application, ASP.NET in a Nutshell is the definitive guide for developers of both applications and web services.

Updated for Visual Studio .NET 2003, the 2nd edition of this book includes fresh information on application and web service development, custom controls, data access, security, deployment, and error handling, new material on web application development for mobile devices, plus an overview of the class libraries. For developers who still use Microsoft's older ASP technology, this book also provides information for migrating to ASP.NET.

The material in ASP.NET in a Nutshell is presented in three sections:

  • A fast-paced introduction to ASP.NET that examines topics such as building ASP.NET applications, developing web services, creating custom controls and user controls for maximum code reuse, debugging and handling errors, understanding ASP.NET security, and configuring and deploying an ASP.NET application
  • A detailed reference to the properties, methods, and events of the most frequently used ASP.NET classes which include the Page class and the new .NET classes, such as HttpApplicationState and HttpSessionState, which correspond to the intrinsic objects in classic ASP. Configuration settings in web.config are also documented
  • A Quick Reference to the types (the classes, structures, interfaces, delegates, events, and enumerations) found in web-related namespaces to the .NET Framework Class Library.
Like other books in the "In a Nutshell" series, ASP.NET in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, offers the facts, including critical background information, in a no-nonsense manner that users will refer to again and again. With its wealth of up-to-date information, ASP.NET in a Nutshell is a book that web developers will refer to again and again.

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ASPNET Applications
Web Forms
Web Services
ASPNET Server Controls
User Controls and Custom Server Controls
Data Access and Data Binding
ASPNET Configuration
ASPNET Security
The SystemWeb Namespace
The SystemWebCaching Namespace
The SystemWeb Configuration Namespace
The SystemWebHosting Namespace
The SystemWebMail Namespace
The SystemWebMobile Namespace
The SystemWebSecurity Namespace
The SystemWebServices Namespace

Error Handling Debugging and Tracing
ASPNET Deployment
The Page Class
The HttpApplicationState Class
The HttpContext Class
The HttpException Class
The HttpRequest Class
The HttpResponse Class
The HttpServerUtility Class
The HttpSessionState Class
webconfig Reference
Namespace Reference
Converting from C to VB Syntax
The SystemWebServices Configuration Namespace
The SystemWebServices Description Namespace
The SystemWebServices Discovery Namespace
The SystemWebServices Protocols Namespace
The SystemWebSessionState Namespace
The SystemWebUI Namespace
The SystemWebUIDesign Namespace
The SystemWebUIDesign WebControls Namespace
The SystemWebUI HtmlControls Namespace
The SystemWebUI MobileControls Namespace
The SystemWebUI MobileControlsAdapters Namespace
The SystemWebUI WebControls Namespace
Type Method Property and Field Index

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About the author (2003)

G. Andrew Duthie is an experienced ASP.NET developer. He is a frequent speaker at ASP.NET conferences, and is the author of a number of books on ASP.NET and Visual Interdev.

Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He's worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook (O'Reilly). He has also written Excel 2007: The Missing Manual, Excel 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, Access 2007: The Missing Manual, and Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual, all from O'Reilly. His web site is http: //