ASP.NET 3.5 brings the power of Visual Studio 2008 along with the multitude of language improvements in C# 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 as well as powerful new technology called LINQ, together with the ASP.NET 2.0 Framework you already know and love. Packed with valuable coverage of ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, this essential resource offers both C# and VB examples throughout the book, and shares new and updated content on the ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Dynamic Data, and ADO.NET Data Services.
What you will learn from this book
The concepts underlying the server control and its pivotal role in ASP.NET development
How to create templated ASP.NET pages using the master page feature
How to work with data from enterprise databases including SQL Server
Ways to debug, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications, monitor their health and performance, and handle errors
How to retrieve, update, and delete data quickly and logically using LINQ with side-by-side examples comparing LINQ to existing techniques
Ways to localize your web site in multiple languages for a world-wide audience
Methods for adding AJAX capabilities to your ASP.NET applications
The many benefits of the new data access additions
Ways to use and extend the Provider Model for accessing data stores, processes, and more
What freeware tools you need in Scott Hanselman's ASP.NET Ultimate Developer Tools appendix
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and developers who are looking to make the transition to ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 with Visual Studio 2008 and either C# 3.0 (2008) or Visual Basic 9 (2008).
CD-ROM includes the full book in PDF format and a selection of 7 Wrox Blox mini e-books including:
Internet Explorer 8 and Its Impact on Your ASP.NET Web Sites
Jumping from ASP.NET to Silverlight 2
Leverage LINQ in ASP.NET 3.5 Projects
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.