What is this book about?
With this book and Web Matrix, you'll be developing your own powerful ASP.NET websites in no time.
You'll start at the beginning, learning how to create graphical web pages in Web Matrix. Then you'll use Visual Basic .NET and databases to add the dynamic features usually seen in expensive commercial websites. You'll finish by looking at some of the expert ASP.NET features — writing our own controls and web services.
Even if you've never programmed before, this book will take you right into the world of professional web development. You'll be amazed at how easy it is and how much you can do.
What does this book cover?
With this book, you will learn how to
- Go further than just static HTML websites, by using a programming language. We will get you building real dynamic websites right from the beginning
- Change the content of your pages quickly and easily by using databases. With this book, you'll learn how databases work, and how to make the most of them.
- Add interactivity to your website by creating your very own guest book, and allow people to leave message with emoticons.
- Create content you can distribute to other websites, and learn how to automatically update it all over the Web in one go!
Who is this book for?
Users of any edition of Microsoft Windows XP, or 2000 — ideal for beginners — no HTML knowledge is required.
Microsoft has informed us that the version of MSDE distributed with this book is susceptible to the slammer worm. Microsoft is providing a patch for this version of MSDE at the following URL: http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downloads/updates/sdkfix/default.asp.
If you have installed MSDE using the CD in the book, and wish to protect yourself from this virus, you should consider applying this patch. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.