Professional ASP.NET 1.1

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 2, 2004 - Computers - 1337 pages
Written by a high-profile team of ASP.NET experts, this fully updated Professional guide enables you to take full advantage of the power and possibilities of ASP.NET 1.1. You will travel beyond the basics of ASP.NET Web pages, server controls, and data management to a complete understanding of Web services, debugging, performance, migration, and real-world applications.

All code has been rechecked and verified to work correctly with ASP.NET 1.1, and enhancements like improved security and better performance are thoroughly examined and reviewed. This comprehensive, in-depth, practical guidebook will enable you to master new levels of Web application development with the .NET Framework.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to get started with ASP.NET and the .NET Framework
  • Ways to create ASP.NET pages, work with server controls, and manage data
  • Methods for developing, securing, and configuring Web applications
  • Basics of base class libraries, components, and extensibility
  • Security and performance improvements inherent in version 1.1
  • How Web services and ASP.NET function in the mobile arena
  • Debugging, performance, migration, and interoperability
  • Processes for applying this knowledge in real-world development contexts

Who this book is for

This book is for programmers who have a solid understanding of ASP and want to develop sophisticated ASP.NET 1.1 applications using the .NET Framework. You should be familiar with VB or C-based syntax (C++, Java™, or C#).

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.


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A Fast Track Guide to ASP NET
Understanding the NET Framework
The NET Languages
Writing ASP NET Pages
Server Controls and Validation
ASP NET Web Form Controls
List Controls and Data Binding
Introducing NET Data Management
Working with Collections and Lists
Working with Other Base Classes
NET Components
Building ASP NET Server Controls
Exposing Web Services
Using Web Services
Mobile Controls
Tracing Error Handling Debugging and Performance

The Fundamental ADO NET Classes
Working with Relational Data
Updating Relational Data Sources
XML Data Management in NET
Working with the XmlDataDocument Object
Web Applications and global asax
Securing ASP NET Applications
Migration and Interoperability
Case Study IBuyAdventure NET
The Common System Namespaces
Scott Guthries Top Performance Tips
Summary of Changes to ASP NET in Version 1 1
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About the author (2004)

Alex Homer is a software developer and a technical author living and working in the idyllic rural surroundings of Derbyshire dales, in the heart of England. Rather than doing a real job, he's discovered the raw excitement and frustration that comes with installing and playing with the latest and flakiest beta code he can find - and then he writes about it. A long-time evangelist of ASP, he has been delving deep into the world of .NET and has emerged a confirmed convert to ASP.NET. You can contact him at
Alex Homer contributed Chapters 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15, and all Appendices to this book.

Dave Sussman is a writer, trainer, and consultant, living in the wilds of the Oxfordshire countryside. He's been working with ASP.NET since before it was first released and still isn't bored with it. You can contact him at
Dave Sussman contributed Chapters 1, 3, 16, 18, 22, and 23 to this book.

Rob Howard is a Program Manager on Microsoft's .NET Framework Team. Within the .NET Framework Team, he specifically works on ASP.NET. He currently writes a column for MSDN Online entitled Nothin' but ASP.NET, as well as writing the .NET Framework column for Windows 2000 magazine. You can reach Rob at
Rob Howard contributed Chapters 11, 12, 19, and 20 to this book.

Brian Francis is the Solution Sales Specialist for NCR's Web Kiosk Solution. Brian is responsible for supporting NCR's kiosk efforts throughout the United States. Brian has been writing books on ASP for the past 7 years, including the Beginning ASP and Professional ASP series for Wrox Press. When not working or writing, Brian spends time playing tennis and spending time with his wife Katharine and their family.
Brian Francis contributed Chapters 4, 17, and 24 to this book.

Karli Watson was an in-house author for Wrox Press with a penchant for multi-colored clothing. He is now the technical director of 3form ( He started out with the intention of becoming a world-famous nanotechnologist, so perhaps one day you might recognize his name as he receives a Nobel Prize. For now, though, Karli's computing interests include all things mobile and upcoming technologies such as C#. He can often be found preaching about these technologies at conferences, as well as after work hours at drinking establishments. Karli is a snowboarding enthusiast, and wishes he had a cat.
Karli Watson contributed Chapter 21 to this book.

Richard Anderson is an experienced software engineer and writer who spends his time working with Microsoft technologies, day in day out. Having spent the better part of the decade doing this, he is still remarkably sane! Richard currently works for BMS software - an ADP company - where he is a technical architecture manager. Richard is currently working on the development of a large-scale Internet-based payroll and HR system.
Richard would like to say thank you to his wife Sam for giving him all the love, support, and understanding a man could ever wish for. Richard would also like to say hello and thank you to all his freinds, especially the other authors of this book, and his great workmates (Andy, Graham, Jon, Paul, Drew, Steve, Chris, and so on).
Richard Anderson was the lead author for the previous version of this book - Professional ASP.NET 1.0 Special Edition.

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