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Mastering Microsoft® Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7821-4423-9
720 pages
January 2006
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Powerful Web Development Technologies, Now Made Simple

For anyone who wants to build a professional website with minimal trouble, Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition is the solution. This book makes it even easier. Whether you're a true beginner or an experienced web developer who hasn't yet worked with .NET, you'll learn how to leverage today's most powerful web development technologies without getting bogged down in details. This is also a great first step for anyone who plans to move on to Microsoft Visual Studio.

Coverage Includes
* Using master pages to accommodate repeated content
* Inserting navigational aids that reduce user frustration
* Using themes to minimize hand-coding
* Adding search features to your website
* Building a shopping cart application for your website
* Creating a flexible user environment using Webpart technology
* Using scripts to perform tasks more quickly
* Creating intelligent web pages with SmartTags
* Including sound and video in your web pages
* Making the move from Visual Web Developer Express to Visual Studio 2005
* Using automation whenever possible
* Making your web pages more accessible

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Table of Contents


Part 1. Discovering Visual Web Developer.

Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Express Products.

Chapter 2. Working with Visual Web Developer.

Chapter 3. Creating a Simple Application.

Part 2. Using Built-In Features.

Chapter 4. Working with ASP.NET 2.0 Master Pages and Themes.

Chapter 5. Building Intelligent Pages.

Chapter 6. Working with Scripts.

Part 3. Creating Simple but Effective Pages.

Chapter 7. Creating Feedback Forms.

Chapter 8. Developing a Site Search.

Chapter 9.Using Pop-Ups and Redirection.

Part 4. Working with Dynamic Data.

Chapter 10. Developing Simple database Applications.

Chapter 11. Using SQL Server 2005 Express Efficiently.

Chapter 12. Developing Multi-Tier Applications.

Part 5. Developing Full-Blown Web Applications.

Chapter 13. Designing Dynamic Pages with Pizzazz.

Chapter 14. Working with Client-Side Controls.

Chapter 15. Creating a Shopping Cart Application.

Part 6. The Finishing Touches: Debug, Secure, and Distribute Your Application.

Chapter 16. Debugging Your Application.

Chapter 17. Designing Secure Applications.

Chapter 18. Creating Downlaodable Applications.

Chapter 19. Creating Accessible Pages.

Chapter 20. Converting Visual Studio 2003 Applications.

Chapter 21. Moving to Visual Studio 2005.

Appendix A. Helpful Third-Party Tools.

Appendix B. A Guide to Common Developmental Errors.

Appendix C. Working with Common Character Codes.

Appendix D. Indispensable Visual Web Developer Tricks and Techniques.



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Author Information

John Paul Mueller is a freelance writer and technical editor who has written over 300 articles and 68 books, most recently Microsoft Windows XP Power Optimization (Sybex 2005). He's contributed articles to such magazines as DevSource, asp.netPro, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, and Visual Basic Developer. You can reach John on the Internet at jmueller@mwt.net.
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