Getting started with ASP.NET 2.0
ASP.NET 2005 is part of a whole suite of applications and user interfaces that are packed under the banner of Visual Studio.NET 2005. Code named as Whidbey, the entire package is still being tested and the final version is slotted to be released late this year. The suite includes the .NET Framework; user interfaces like Windows forms, ASP.NET and Compact framework; Official languages like C#, J# and Visual Basic.NET; Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like Visual Studio.NET.
Scope of the tutorial
This tutorial series proposes to cover in detail the new features introduced in ASP.NET; improvements in C#, VB.NET and also examine the framework support given by SQL Server 2005. We will also dwell briefly on Object spaces and the enlargements made to the base class library.
Who can use the tutorial?
The tutorials are directed to the beginner and intermediate level users who are using ASP.NET 2.0 for the first time. We will deal with the various concepts in some depth and highlight the changes introduced in Visual studio.NET 2005. Advanced users will also find these tutorials useful as the changes to ASP.NET are being examined from the developers and the user’s points of view.
The language used:
ASP.NET will be used with C# in all codes.
What will be needed?
• Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003
• Visual Studio.NET 2005.
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition / Express Edition
What topics will be covered?
- Introduction to Visual studio.NET 2005
a. .NET platform fundamentals
b. VS.NET for Web Developers
c. Choosing a language for creation
d. What can we create?
e. How web applications work?
f. What does ASP.NET provide?
g. What is new in ASP.NET 2.0?
- Creating ASP.NET application.
a. Application Types
b. Application Structure and boundaries
c. Application file types
- Working with Master Pages
a. The Rationale
b. User controls in ASP.NET 1x
c. Include files in Classic ASP
d. Outlining a better approach?
e. Creating a master page
f. Creating a new content page
g. Underpinnings of the master page
h. Dynamically using master pages
i. Accessing master pages at runtime
j. Nested master pages
k. Master pages and user controls
- Working with Web Parts.
a. Understanding Web parts
b. Building pages with Web Parts
c. Creating a custom web part
d. Editing and listing web parts
e. Connecting to other Web parts
- Personalization: Managing users
a. User Profiles and themes
b. Using and applying themes
- Data Access
a. Understanding Data access.
b. Enhanced data controls
c. Data Binding Syntax Enhancements
d. .Net Data provider Enhancements
e. SQL Server Provider Enhancements
f. ADO.NET Class Enhancements
- The Data Source Object Model
a. The Rationale
b. Data source control—internals
c. SqlDataSource Control
- Data bound controls
a. Hierarchy of data bound controls
b. The Gridview control
c. The Details view Control
d. The FormView control
- Rich Controls and Services
a. Creating Web Wizards
b. Generating dynamic images
c. Advanced Site functionality
i. Enhanced page framework
ii. Tracking traffic with site counters
iii. Going mobile
- State Management
a. The control state
b. Expanding the session with State Mechanism
c. The Cache object
- ASP.NET security
a. Understanding security
b. Using forms authentication
c. Managing Membership and Roles
i. Role based navigation system
ii. Working with membership management API
iii. Working with Role Management API
d. Switching to SQL Server Providers
e. Creating Custom Providers.
f. Managing Anonymous users
g. Security related controls
- ASP.NET Runtime Environment
a. Installing ASP.Net 2.0
b. ASP.NET Underpinnings
c. Structure of ASP.NET2.0 Pages
d. Compilation models
- ASP.NET Configuration and Instrumentation
a. Changes to configuration API
b. Changes to Configuration Schema
c. The Health Monitoring API