About Beginning ASP.NET 3.5

Number of Pages
March 2008

Note: If you're just starting out with ASP.NET, take a look at Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1 in C# and VB instead as it deals with a later version of ASP.NET and Visual Studio.

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 is written from scratch for ASP.NET 3.5 (part of Visual Studio 2008) that emphasizes the topics and techniques "Beginning" level readers need to know most.

In contrast to my previous books, I wrote this one on my own; all 734 pages of it.... ;-)

The book covers both C# and VB code for the ASP.NET examples in print and for download so if you have experience in either (or neither) this book is for you.

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 helps you learn to build dynamic database driven web sites using ASP.NET 3.5. Starting from scratch, you will progressively learn how to design and create web sites with interactive elements. After reading this book, you should be able to build a database driven web site on your own, using best practices and current standards.

The book follows the well-known Wrox Beginning approach where theory and demos are intermixed with exercises. Substantial pieces of theory are followed by an exercise that makes use of the things you learned in the theoretical parts.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • Getting started with ASP.NET 3.5
  • Creating Your First Web Site in Visual Web Developer (VWD) 3.5
  • Creating Consistent Looking Web Sites
  • Programming Your ASP.NET Pages
  • Working with ASP.NET Controls
  • Navigation
  • Using User Controls
  • Ajax
  • Creating Data Driven Web Forms
  • Introduction to Databases, Displaying, Updating, and working with Data
  • Working with Data using LINQ
  • Security in Your ASP.NET 3.5 Web site
  • Personalizing Web Sites
  • Debugging and Tracing Pages
  • Compiling and Deployment

Take a look at the book's page at Amazon, check out the book at the official Wiley site for more information, check out the table of contents or get a sample chapter (PDF) from the Wiley site.

If you have a technical question about this book, be sure to visit its forum at the Wrox web site. There's a fair chance your question has already been asked and answered. If not, send me a message through my contact page and I'll try to help you. Wrox (Wiley) shut down the forum in October 2020 and it no longer allows new signups or posts.