Essential ASP. NET with Examples in C#

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2003 - Computers - 393 pages

Praise for Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C#

"Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C# is so good that it's the only ASP.NET book on my working bookshelf."

--LARRY O'BRIEN, .NET Watch columnist, SD Times

"Essential ASP.NET is positioned to become the seminal book on the most important advancement to Web development in years."

--JUSTIN BURTCH, software engineer

"Fritz's explanations are clear and concise without being patronizing; his examples are succinct without being trivial. I can now say that after reading Fritz's book, and trying a few things out, I feel that I 'know' ASP.NET. Reading his book has been a very helpful experience."

--RICHARD GRIMES, .NET author and consultant

"Like many of the teachers who have worked with DevelopMentor, Fritz has a great ability to make complex concepts very easy to understand. The explanations go deep enough that I've had several 'a ha' moments while finally understanding how some features really worked."

--SCOTT SEELY, Microsoft Corporation

"This is an excellent book! It has a straightforward style and is comprehensive."

--DARYL RICHTER, software architect

"This book greatly improves the understanding of ASP.NET. The text is concise and examples are well written. The signal-to-noise ratio of this book is very high. I am sure it will be a great value to its readers."

--AMIT KALANI, software programmer/analyst

"Fritz Onion's Essential ASP.NET is one of the best ASP.NET books I have read."


"It is deep enough that everyone is assured of learning something, no matter how experienced you may already be."

--PAUL WILSON, Software Architect,

"The book is a winner, and a must-have for experienced developers who want to augment their knowledge of ASP.NET by being aware of what goes on under the hood."

--JASON SALAS, MBA, MCP, and Web Development Manager for Pacific Telestations, Inc.

"If you are looking for an ASP.NET book that can help take you to the next level, Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C# is your first class ticket."

--ROBBE MORRIS, Senior Software Engineer,

"This well-conceived and well-written book has extensive knowledge and priceless experience overflowing from its pages. It captures the true essence of ASP.NET and walks the reader to a high level of technical and architectural skill."
--J. Fred Maples, Director of Software Engineering,

Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C# is the C# programmer's definitive reference for ASP.NET through version 1.1. It provides experienced programmers with the information needed to fully understand the technology, and is a clear guide to using ASP.NET to build robust and well architected Web applications.

This book begins with a discussion of the rationale behind the design of ASP.NET and an introduction to how it builds on top of the .NET framework. Subsequent chapters explore the host of new features in ASP.NET, including the server-side compilation model, code-behind classes, server-side controls, form validation, the data binding model, and custom control development. Throughout the book, working examples illustrate best practices for building Web-based applications in C#.

Among the topics explored in depth are:

  • ASP.NET architecture
  • Web forms
  • Configuration
  • HTTP pipeline
  • Diagnostics and error handling
  • Validation
  • Data binding
  • Custom controls
  • Caching
  • State management
  • Security
  • Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C# provides readers with the know-how needed to build more powerful, better architected Web applications with ASP.NET.

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    About the author (2003)

    Fritz Onion is a member of the technical staff at DevelopMentor where he teaches courses in .NET and oversees the ASP.NET curriculum. He is a former columnist for C++ Report, and currently writes articles for various publications including MSDN Magazine. He speaks regularly at industry conferences and was the cochair of the Web development track at Win-Dev's Fall Developers Summit 2002. Fritz received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.S. from the University of California, Irvine.


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