his book provides hands-on training in using:
- The new code-behind model that untangles .aspx pages from their code-behind files
- Master pages, themes, and skins to standardize the look and feel of a site
- Data access features such as Access, SQL, and XML data sources, and new bound controls such as GridView, DetailsView, and FormView
- Object data sources that let you bind to custom business objects so you can create true three-layer applications without sacrificing the convenience of data binding
- Site navigation features that make it easier for users to maneuver through your site
- Login controls to authenticate users
- Profiles to keep track of individual user data between user sessions
- Web parts, the building blocks of portals that can be customized by the user
- The MultiView and Wizard controls that let you create multiple views of a single page
Beyond that, this book shows you how and when you should upgrade ASP.NET 1.x applications to version 2.0?and warns you about the problems you’re most likely to encounter when converting?giving you the background and perspective you need to migrate to ASP.NET 2.0 as quickly and easily as possible.
You’ll also learn how to deploy your 2.0 applications to the production server, and how to use the new configuration tools to tame the ever-sprawling web.config file.
Chapter 3: “How to Use Master Pages” discusses one of the most interesting new features of ASP.NET 2.0. Master pages provide a container within which you can display the content from other pages. For example, Master Pages make it easy to include repeating elements such as banners, navigation menus, and footers on all the pages in your applications.
Reproduced from Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Upgrader’s Guide, C# Edition by permission of Mike Murach & Associates, Inc. ISBN 1890774359, copyright 2005. All rights reserved.