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Microsoft® ASP.NET Web Matrix Starter Kit
Author Mike Pope
Pages 400
Disk 1 Companion CD(s)
Level Beg/Int
Published 01/22/2003
ISBN 9780735618565
Price $29.99
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Unlock the power of programmed, data-driven Web pages!

Have you ever gone to a great Web site and said to yourself, “I sure wish I could do that!” This hands-on book shows you exactly how. It’s a task-oriented, no-frills introduction, specifically for programming novices, to the cool world of programming the Web by using the power of Microsoft® ASP.NET Web Matrix—an easy-to-use WYSIWYG development tool for ASP.NET. You’ll go from merely posting text and graphics on a site to creating dynamic slideshows, reading and writing cookies, building interactive guestbooks and calendars, and developing other exciting Web features, all with intuitive yet powerful tools. Along the way, you’ll discover how to create programmed, data-driven Web pages for your home, hobby, or business in practically no time at all.

Topics covered include:

• Getting started: Introduction to server-based Web programming, Microsoft ASP.NET, Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET, and ASP.NET Web Matrix; and configuring ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web Matrix, and Microsoft SQL Server™ Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)

• Basic techniques: Your first Web Forms page, creating a simple slideshow, getting and applying user preferences, creating a random quotes page, and displaying a hit counter

• More advanced techniques: Introduction to programming Web pages with data using ASP.NET Web Matrix, creating a guestbook and displaying formatted guestbook listings, creating a database-driven slideshow, updating master-detail tables, creating a calendar application, and sending e-mail notices automatically from a Web page

• Appendixes: Security vulnerabilities, good security practices, and your Web application; and deploying your application to a server

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