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Beginning ASP.NET 1.0 with C#

Beginning ASP.NET 1.0 with C#

Chris Goode, John Kauffman, Christopher L. Miller, Neil Raybould, S. Srinivasa Sivakumar, Dave Sussman, Ollie Cornes, Rob Birdwell, Matt Butler, Gary Johnson, Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, Juan T. Llibre, Chris Ullman

ISBN: 978-0-764-55867-2

May 2004

888 pages

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What is this book about?

ASP.NET 1.0 is the final release of Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP). It is a powerful server-based technology designed to create dynamic, interactive, HTML pages for web sites and corporate intranets. ASP.NET is a core element of Microsoft's exciting .NET vision, building on the strengths of the .NET Framework to provide many new features not seen in previous versions of ASP.

This book, entirely revised and updated for the final release, will provide you with a step-by-step introduction to ASP.NET using C#, with plenty of worked examples to help you to gain a deep understanding of what ASP.NET is all about, and how you can harness it to build powerful web applications.

What does this book cover?

In this book, you will learn how to

  • Create basic ASP.NET pages with C#
  • Understand the concepts of Object Oriented Programming
  • Work with data and XML
  • Debug and handling errors in your code
  • Use ASP.NET Server Controls
  • Create user controls and components
  • Explore the world of Web services
  • Optimize performance
  • Secure your application

By the end of this book you will be able to understand, adapt, maintain and secure ASP.NET web sites with ease.

Who is this book for?

This book is aimed at relatively inexperienced web builders who are looking to enrich their sites with dynamically-generated content, and want to learn how to start building web applications using ASP.NET. Developers who have a little experience with previous versions of ASP (and are looking to move over to ASP.NET), may also find this book helpful in getting a simple grasp on what ASP.NET is, what it does, and how it can be used. Experience of basic HTML is required, but previous experience of ASP is not essential. We'll be teaching the basics of C# in this book, so prior experience with the language is not required.


Chapter 1. Getting Started with ASP.NET.

Chapter 2. Anatomy of an ASP.NET Page.

Chapter 3. Forms and HTML Server Controls.

Chapter 4. Storing Information in C#.

Chapter 5. Introducing XML.

Chapter 6. Control Structures and Procedural Programming.

Chapter 7. Event-driven Programming and Postback.

Chapter 8. Introduction to Objects.

Chapter 9. Shared Members and Class Relationships.

Chapter 10. Objects in ASP.NET.

Chapter 11. Objects and Structured Data.

Chapter 12. Reading from Data Sources.

Chapter 13. Manipulating Data Sources.

Chapter 14. ASP.NET Server Controls.

Chapter 15. Reusable Code for ASP.NET.

Chapter 16. .NET Assemblies and Custom Controls.

Chapter 17. Debugging and Error Handling.

Chapter 18. Web Services.

Chapter 19. Configuration and Optimization.

Chapter 20. ASP.NET Security.


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It has been drawn to our attention that the section on Page 49 dealing with Server Side Technologies does not mention Java or Servlets. This was a minor oversight, and we will attempt to recify the omission in future editions


68Additional Information for Visual Studio.NET Professional

Under VS.NET Professional you will find a file in: Under the Studio-NET Professional install that I have, I had to find the following page: ...\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\FrameworkSDK\Samples\StartSamples.htm Run this file, and perform the steps that it suggests before attempting to run the Class Browser.


278Missing quotes on label

the line of code <asp:label id=Message runat="server" />
should read

<asp:label id="Message" runat="server" /> <br/>

3121Redundant ListItem options

The id option for the checkboxlist's listitem elements are redundant, as it is defined in the checkbox that consumes them. It should read as follows:

<asp:checkboxlist id="check1" runat="server">
  <asp:listitem runat="server" value="Madrid" />
  <asp:listitem runat="server" value="Oslo" />
  <asp:listitem runat="server" value="Lisbon" />

6235Error in for{} loop logic

The code line: for (int inCounter=0; intCounter < number ; intCounter ++ ) Should read:

for (int inCounter=0; intCounter < numberAttendees ; intCounter ++ )

563Missing Control

It has been brought to our attention that there is another type of control, not covered in the book. This is the ValidationSummary control. In the interrim, more information can be found on MSDN at: /library/en-us/cpgenref/html /cpconvalidationsummarycontrol.asp


571Missing Namespace Declaration

The first code block needs an additional namespace defined. This would be:

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Globalization" %>

571Missing namespace in MyCalendar.aspx

There is a missing namespace reference in the web form for MyCalendar.aspx. The import statements for this Try It Out should read as follows:

<%@ Page Language = "c#" %.
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.IO" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Globalization" %>