Helpful examples in both VB and C# clearly show how to build ASP.NET 2.0 applications.
Some of the key chapters and topics you'll find in this book include:
- 4 chapters on server controls, including an entire chapter dedicated to the controls that are new to ASP.NET 2.0
- A chapter each on the new Master Pages and Themes/Skins features in ASP.NET 2.0
- 2 chapters on data presentation
- Data Management with ADO.NET discussing some of the radical ASP.NET 2.0 changes incorporated in ADO.NET
- Personalization, Membership, and Role Management
- A complete chapter on Portal Frameworks and the popular new Web Parts functionality of ASP.NET 2.0
- Security beyond the built in membership and role management features
- Caching including the new SQL cache invalidation feature in ASP.NET 2.0
- Proper debugging and error handling techniques for your
- Building your own server controls and HttpHandlers
- Business Objects, Mobile Development, XML Web Services
- Configuring, Administering, managing, packaging, and deploying ASP.NET 2.0 Applications
According to Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Product Manager - Web Platform and Tools Division, this book "... is a solid one, Professional ASP.NET 2.0 and I recommend to anyone who is serious about working with VS 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 -- Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Farhan Muhammad, Devin Rader,
Srinivasa Sivakumar all did a fantastic job putting together a great read with easy to understand examples and high-quality guidance. This is a must-have for every ASP.NET developers bookshelf (I already have 2 on mine :))"