ASP.NET is Microsoft's popular technology for creating dynamic websites that pull unique information for each visitor rather thanshowing everyone the same static HTML pages. The introduction ofthe exciting 2.0 version allows for a far easier relationshipbetween data and ASP.NET than ever before. In this book,bestselling author John Kauffman and Microsoft ASP.NET data insiderBradley Millington guide you through the most important uses ofASP.NETworking with databases in your ASP.NET websites.
As you progress from simple to more complex topics, you'll beintroduced to the many additional ASP.NET and data connectivitytools that Microsoft's Web Platform and Tools team has released.Kauffman and Millington take you beyond the basics to discuss thepermutations, pitfalls, and best practices that occur in realbusiness scenarios.
What you will learn from this book
Fundamentals of connecting web pages to databases
The connections to Access, SQL Server, Oracle®, XML, andother data sources
Various tricks and traps for displaying data in grids, lists,and trees
How to allow users to change, add, and delete data
Techniques for creating data objects and events
Ways to handle data errors
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who needs a web front-end or is lookingto add data to a site. A comfortable level of understanding withASP.NET version 1.x or ASP version 3.0 is recommended. Readersshould also have some familiarity with databases.
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