Murach's ASP.NET 4.5 with VB 2012 is for both beginner and experienced programmers who wish to develop web applications using ASP.NET 4.5.
The first section shows you the basics of how to use Visual Studio and ASP.NET to design and code one or multipage applications and get data from a database. You'll also learn how to test and debug your applications. You'll also learn the essential HTML and CSS skills needed to work with ASP.NET.
The second section teaches server and validation controls, and state management. You'll also learn how to develop professional looking applications using master pages, site management, site navigation, and themes.
In Section three you'll learn to use the database features of ASP.NET. You'll learn to use data sources, bound controls, including the Listview and DataPager controls. Included are the object data sources and the LINQ data sources which take advantage of the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features of Visual Basic for accessing data from many different sources.
Section four teaches how to secure your data transmissions, authenticate and authorize users, use profiles for personalization, send e-mails from your applications, and how to use the AJAX features of ASP.NET. You'll learn how to configure and deploy your ASP.NET applications, and create and use WCF services. Finally, you will learn how to build ASP.NET applications using the new MVC pattern.
What's great about this book is that all of the features are presented in the context of complete real world applications. You'll also appreciate Murach's standard pair paged format with detailed explanations on the left and code syntax on the right.
For those who prefer working with C#, Murach has also published C# edition of this book. You may find more information at Murach's ASP.NET 4.5 with C# 2012.
I highly recommend this book for beginners to ASP.NET and for more experienced ASP.NET programmers who will find it to be a most valuable reference for their day to day programming needs.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 The essence of ASP.NET web programming
Chapter 1 An introduction to ASP.NET web programming
Chapter 2 How to develop a one-page web application
Chapter 3 How to use HTML5 and CSS3 with ASP.NET applications
Chapter 4 How to develop a multi-page web application
Chapter 5 How to test and debug ASP.NET applications
Section 2 ASP.NET essentials
Chapter 6 How to use the standard server controls
Chapter 7 How to use the validation controls
Chapter 8 How to work with state, cookies, and URL encoding
Chapter 9 How to use master pages
Chapter 10 How to use themes
Chapter 11 How to use site navigation and ASP.NET routing
Section 3 ASP.NET database programming
Chapter 12 An introduction to database programming
Chapter 13 How to use SQL data sources
Chapter 14 How to use the GridView control
Chapter 15 How to use the DetailsView and FormView controls
Chapter 16 How to use the ListView and DataPager controls
Chapter 17 How to use object data sources with ADO.NET
Section 4 Finishing an ASP.NET application
Chapter 18 How to secure a web site
Chapter 19 How to authenticate and authorize users
Chapter 20 How to use email, custom error pages, and back-button control
Chapter 21 How to configure and deploy ASP.NET 4.5 applications
Section 5 Going to the next level
Chapter 22 How to use ASP.NET Ajax
Chapter 23 How to develop WCF and Web API services
Chapter 24 An introduction to ASP.NET MVC
Appendix A How to install and use the software and downloadable files
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