Most Web applications follow a simple “3F” pattern: fetch, format, and forward to the browser. With this in-depth guide, you’ll take your ASP.NET and ADO.NET skills to the next level and learn key techniques to develop more complex Web applications. Discover how to build applications for ad-hoc and effective Web reporting, applications that work disconnected from the data source and use XML to communicate with non-.NET systems, and general-purpose applications that take advantage of the data abstraction of ADO.NET. Along the way, you’ll learn how to take advantage of code reusability, user controls, code-behind, custom Web controls, and other time-saving techniques employed by ASP.NET experts.
Topics covered include:
Data-bound .NET controls
Templated and editable data grids
Code reusability in .NET
XML Web services
.NET Managed Providers
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Sample code written in Microsoft® Visual C#™ .NET and Visual Basic® .NET
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Dino Esposito is a well-known ASP.NET, AJAX, and Microsoft Silverlight® expert who has written or co-written several popular books, including Microsoft ASP.NET and Ajax: Architecting Web Applications and Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4. He is a regular contributor to MSDN® Magazine and speaks at industry events such as DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd.