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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C#

5th Edition

By Matthew MacDonald

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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# represents the most complete and up to date introduction to Microsoft's sophisticated ASP.NET technology ever written. Let award winning author Matthew MacDonald guide you through your first steps with Microsoft's powerful web development technology.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4251-2
  • 922 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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This book is the most comprehensive and up to date introduction to ASP.NET ever written. Focussing solely on C#, 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 you book you can take your first step towards becoming a successful ASP.NET developer with confidence.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn everything you need to know to build ASP.NET 4.5 applications with confidence.
  • Dive into the deepest, broadest, introductory ASP.NET coverage available.
  • Be guided by an award winning author who will steadily progress your knowledge from first principles to advanced techniques over the course of the book.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for anyone new to .NET development who wants to learn how ASP.NET 4.5 works. No prior programming knowledge is assumed and all concepts are explained from first principals.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The .NET Framework

2. The C# Language

3. Types, Objects, and Namespaces

4. Visual Studio

5. Web Form Fundamentals

6. Web Controls

7. Error Handling, Logging, and Tracing

8. State Management

9. Validation

10.Rich Controls

11.User Controls and Graphics

12.Styles, Themes, and Master Pages

13.Website Navigation

14.ADO.NET Fundamentals

15.Data Binding

16.The Data Controls

17.Files and Streams


19.Security Fundamentals



22.Advanced ASP.NET Components


24.LINQ and the Entity Framework


26.Deploying ASP.NET Applications

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.


If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

On page 36:

The display code is missing an "else" before the myString comparison.

(The paragraph above the display code discusses the irrelevancy of the myString value - hence the need for an "else if" block.)

On page 42:

The parameter to GetProductPrice is shown as "ID" while the previous page (and the MSDN coding standards) specify that parameters should begin with a lower-case character. Therefore, the parameter should be "id" instead of the upper-case version.

On page 138:

missing opening < on the line of code that reads:
<p style="font-weight: bold" ID="Result" runat="server">/p> after the second paragraph


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