ASP.NET 4.5 remains Microsofts preferred technology for creating dynamic websites, providing developers with unrivaled power and flexibility.
Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in VB is the most complete reference to ASP.NET that you will find. This comprehensively revised fifth edition will teach you everything you need to know in order to create well-designed ASP.NET websites. Beginning with core concepts the book progresses steadily through key professional skills. Youll be shown how to query databases in detail, consider the myriad applications of XML, and step through all the considerations you need to be aware of when securing your site from intruders.
Finally, youll consider advanced topics such as using client-side validation, jQuery and Ajax.By the time you have read this book you will have learned all the skills you need to use ASP.NET 4.5 with confidence.
What youll learn
Understand why ASP.NET 4.5 is so special, what its fundamental principles are, the basics of Visual Studio, how ASP.NET controls are created and how they fit into ASP.NET pages, ultimately creating full applications.
Become familiar with ASP.NET MVC 4, one of the biggest additions to ASP.NET 4, and understand how to use it and integrate it within your existing ASP.NET applications.
Discover the intricacies of ADO.NET and the Entity Framework and how to perform data binding to many sources, from databases to file streams and XML.
Learn the various forms of security available and how to best apply them. Once considered the Achilles heel of all Windows web applications, security has vastly improved and is now a cornerstone of ASP.NET.
Understand how to work with web services, an important skill in an increasingly connected world.
Who this book is for
This book is aimed at developers with a basic understanding on the .NET Framework who want to learn how to use it in a professional environment. Migrating readers without this foundation would be well served by reading Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in VB, also by Apress, before tackling this book.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Your First ASP.NET Application
Part 1: Putting ASP.NET in Context
Part 1: Essential Language Features
Part 1: Using jQuery
Part 1: Essential Development Tools
Part 1: SportsStore: A Real Application
Part 1: SportsStore: Navigation & Cart
Part 1: SportsStore: Completing the Cart
Part 1: SportsStore: Administration
Part 1: SportsStore: Deployment
Part 1: Testable Web Apps
Part 2: Working with Web Forms
Part 2: Lifecycle Events & Context
Part 2: Modules
Part 2: Handlers
Part 2: Page & Control Lifecycle Events
Part 2: Managing Request Execution
Part 2: Managing State Data
Part 2: Caching Data
Part 2: Caching Output
Part 2: Handling Errors
Part 2: Managing Paths
Part 2: URL Routing
Part 2: Advanced URL Routing
Part 2: Authentication
Part 2: Membership
Part 2: ASP.NET Configuration
Part 2: Asynchronous Request Handling
Part 3: Working with Controls
Part 3: Forms and Request Validation
Part 3: Creating Custom Controls
Part 3: Stateful Controls
Part 3: Server-Side HTML Elements
Part 3: Model Binding
Part 3: Data Binding
Part 3: Basic Data Controls
Part 3: Complex Data Controls
Part 3: Other Controls
Part 4: Managing Scripts & Styles
Part 4: Ajax & Web Services
Part 4: Client-Side Validation