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  • Unique teaching approach based on an already-completed case study application—Introduces a completed downloadable application, and shows students how to customize it.
    • Helps students get over the “complexity” hurdles that prevent them from building complete Web applications.

  • Incremental approach—Walks students one step at a time through increasingly challenging customizations.
    • Gradually improves students abilities to handle complex applications—and increases their confidence in those abilities.

  • Contemporary “online community” case study application—Presents an online community with features including dynamic news, updateable image galleries, Web logs, email newsletters, forums, events calendar, and polls.
    • Uses an example application that students will be interested in, and will motivate them to learn.

  • Expert author—By Dan Kent, one of the worlds most respected ASP .NET developers and authors.
    • Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and useful—and reflects the challenges they will actually face.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32647-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32647-9

If you've ever been a part of an online community, you are aware of all the great features it offers. Dynamic news, forums, calendars and polls are just a few of the elements that you can benefit from in an online community. Now is your chance to learn how it's done and create your own online community. ASP.NET Evolution will show you how to take what you already know about ASP.NET programming and apply it to building a full-scale web application. With solid example code, you will be guided through the building process, making progressively bigger changes to the code as you move through the chapters. The entire example application is available for download and an online forum dedicated to this book will be available to you to discuss the book with the author and other readers. Develop your ASP.NET knowledge with ASP.NET Evolution.

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Exploring the Code

Exploring the Code in ASP.NET: An Online Community Application

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started.

What You Need to Run the Application. Troubleshooting. Moving On.

2. The Online Community Application.

What Does the Online Community Application Do? Moving On.

3. Exploring the Code.

Terminology. Why Was the Online Community Built the Way It Was? The Overall Logical Structure. The Database. The Modules. How the Code Files Are Organized. Search. Security. Moving On.

4. Experimenting with the Code.

Changing the Style of the Application. Moving On.

5. Improving the User Interface.

Section Items. Moving On.

6. Improving the Modules.

The Send Message Module. The News Module. Entering and Editing News Items. The ImageGallery Module. Moving On.

7. Managing Members.

Building a Member Administration System. Helping Users Who Forget Their Passwords. Improving the Registration Process. Moving On.

8. Keeping Members Under Control.

Managing Members' Resource Usage. Dealing with Troublesome Users. Security Configuration Options. Moving On.

9. Improving the Code.

Improving Performance with Caching. Viewstate. Improving Text-Handling Performance with StringBuilder. Eliminating Magic Numbers. Creating Reusable Code. More Efficient Data Access. Retrieving Less Data with Summary Objects. Improving File Naming. Moving On.

10. Extending the Application.

Adding a New View. Adding a New Module. Integrating ASP.NET Forums with the Online Community Application. Moving On.



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