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ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7920-2
480 pages
August 2004
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What is this book about?

ASP.NET 2 Beta Preview is timed to coincide with the first widespread beta release of ASP.NET "Whidbey" — the new version of Microsoft’s popular technology for creating dynamic Web sites that pull unique information for each visitor rather that showing everyone the same static HTML pages. The book gets developers up to speed with the new features and capabilities that ASP.NET 2.0 provides. Developers will learn how to build ASP.NET 2.0 applications for themselves from the examples that the book provides.

This book is for ASP.NET developers making the transition to this new version of the technology. The changes are many, and in some cases, they're quite dramatic. The book spends a good deal of time alerting you to all that has changed and explaining what you need to know to make the transition to ASP.NET 2.0.

Finally, the book focuses on both the Visual Basic .NET and C# developer. Examples throughout the book do not favor one developer over another. Instead, every example is provided in both languages.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0.

Chapter 2: Visual Studio 2005.

Chapter 3: Application and Page Frameworks.

Chapter 4: New Ways to Handle Data.

Chapter 5: Site Navigation.

Chapter 6: Working with Master Pages.

Chapter 7: Themes and Skins.

Chapter 8: Membership and Role Management.

Chapter 9: Personalization.

Chapter 10: Portal Frameworks and Web Parts.

Chapter 11: SQL Cache Invalidation.

Chapter 12: Additional New Controls.

Chapter 13: Changes to ASP.NET 1.0 Controls.

Chapter 14: Administration and Management.

Chapter 15: Visual Basic 8.0 and C# 2.0 Language Enhancements.


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Author Information

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 (http://www.stlnet.org), one of the world’s first .NET user groups. Bill is also the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association (http://www.ineta.org), which represents more than 200,000 members worldwide.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XMLWeb services. He has written or coauthored Professional C#, 3rd Edition and Professional VB.NET, 3rd Edition (Wrox), XMLWeb Services for ASP.NET, Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications, Visual Basic .NET Bible, and ASP.NET Professional Secrets (all published by Wiley). In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd.
Bill is a Technical Director for Reuters, the international news and financial services company, and he travels the world speaking to major financial institutions about the future of the IT industry. 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. He presently keeps his weblog at http://www.geekswithblogs.net/evjen.
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