From the Back Cover
The changes in ASP. NET 2. 0 are numerous, far-reaching, and exciting. If you've been working with previous versions of ASP. NET, this book will give you a head start in understanding and applying ASP. NET 2. 0. You'll find code for the examples in both VB. NET and C#, so you are prepared to use either language. ASP. NET 2. 0 enables you to build powerful, secure, dynamic applications with up to seventy percent less code, according to Microsoft. Step by step, this book will show you how ASP. NET 2. 0 differs from its predecessor, what you need to do to make the transition, and how to use these extensive changes to enhance your development. What you will learn from this book How to use Visual Studio 2005, the new IDE Fundamental changes to the ASP. NET page framework, including the code-behind model, new compilation features, cross-page posting, and RESX files for creating international applications New procedures for handling and controlling data How to use master pages to perform visual inheritance within ASP. NET applications Options made available by the portal frameworks that are part of ASP. NET 2. 0 Who this book is for This book is for developers who have already been exposed to previous ASP. NET versions. It guides you through the available ASP. NET 2. 0 public beta using examples in both VB. NET and C#.
About the Author
Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group, one of the worlds first .NET user groups. Bill is also the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association, which represents more than 200,000 members worldwide. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XMLWeb services. He has written or coauthored Professional C#, 3rd Edition and Professional VB.NET, 3rd Edition (Wrox), XMLWeb Services for ASP.NET, Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications, Visual Basic .NET Bible, and ASP.NET Professional Secrets (all published by Wiley). In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd. Bill is a Technical Director for Reuters, the international news and financial services company, and he travels the world speaking to major financial institutions about the future of the IT industry. He graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, with a Russian language degree. When he isnt tinkering on the computer, he can usually be found at his summer house in Toivakka, Finland.