© 2012

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in VB

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introducing .NET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-14
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  3. Developing ASP.NET Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
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      Pages 75-116
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  4. Building Better Web Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
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  5. Working with Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
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About this book


This book is the most comprehensive and up to date introduction to ASP.NET ever written. Focusing solely on Visual Basic, with no code samples duplicated in other languages, award winning author Matthew MacDonald introduces you to the very latest thinking and best practices for the ASP.NET 4.5 technology.

Assuming no prior coding experience, you'll be taught everything you need to know from the ground up.  Starting from first principals, you'll learn the skills you need to be an effective ASP.NET developer who is ready to progress to more sophisticated projects and professional work.

You'll be taught how to use object orientation and code-behind techniques to lay out your code clearly in a way other developers can easily understand. You'll learn how to query databases from within you web pages, spice up your layouts using ASP.NET AJAX and deploy your finished websites to production servers.  You'll also learn how to debug your code when things go wrong and the performance and scalability issues that can affect your web projects as they grow.

With this book you can take your first steps towards becoming a successful ASP.NET developer with confidence.

About the authors

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

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