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ASP.NET Using C#


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This five-day course provides a comprehensive and practical hands-on introduction to developing Web applications using ASP.NET 3.5 and C#. It includes an introduction to using ASP.NET AJAX to build rich client applications. ASP.NET is introduced as a Web programming platform that overcomes a number of limitations of ASP. Its architecture is outlined, including the role of compilation, the Page class and code-behind. Web Forms are introduced, including server controls, viewstate, life cycle, and the event model. Request/response HTTP programming using ASP.NET is covered.

Visual Studio 2008 is used to greatly simplify the development of ASP.NET Web applications, including facilitating UI design. ASP.NET Web applications are covered, including issues of application and session state and the use of cookies. Server controls represent an important innovation in ASP.NET and are covered in detail, including validation, rich controls, and user controls. There is an introduction to caching in ASP.NET, which provides an effective mechanism for optimizing the performance of your ASP.NET application. The fundamentals of configuration and security are introduced. Diagnostics and debugging are covered, including the use of tracing.

Additional server controls are introduced, including menus and master pages. Data access is covered in some detail in two chapters, including an introduction to ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and the powerful data access controls provided by ASP.NET 3.5. There is further discussion of security using membership and roles, and personalization features such as themes, skins and Web parts are introduced. This section of the course is tied together by a progressive case study illustrating a Web site for a publishing company.

The final section of the course introduces rich client-side development with ASP.NET AJAX and covers the architecture and programming of the HTTP pipeline.

* Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of Web applications using ASP.NET
* Acquire a working knowledge of Web application development using Web Forms and Visual Studio 2008
* Optimize an ASP.NET Web application using configuration, security, and caching
* Access databases using ADO.NET and LINQ
* Use new features in ASP.NET 2.0 and 3.5
* Implement rich client applications using ASP.NET AJAX
* Customize Web applications through the use of HTTP handlers and modules

Target Student

This course is designed for experienced application developers and architects responsible for Web applications in a Microsoft environment.


The student should have a good working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework. Knowledge of JavaScript recommended for the last chapter.


5 Days

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