ASP.NET Whidbey Overview
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by Steven Smith
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New Feature List

There are a LOT of new features in ASP.NET 2.0 / VS 2005.  This is just a simple list of features -- we'll look at some of the more notable ones in detail further in this article.

  • Master Pages
  • New Web Controls
    • BulletedList
    • FileUpload
    • HiddenField
    • Panel
    • DynamicImage
    • MultiView / View
    • Wizard
    • Login / LoginName / LoginStatus / LoginView / PasswordRecovery
    • AdRotator (improved)
    • ImageMap
    • SiteMapPath (breadcrumb based on SiteMap file)
    • Buttons/HyperLinks can record impressions/clicks
    • TreeView
    • GridView (better DataGrid)
    • DetailsView (single-record vertical display control)
  • New Data Controls
  • No Code DataBinding
  • New Visual Studio IDE (a la Web Matrix)
  • Language Enhancements (generics, partial classes, anonymous methods)
  • Precompilation and no-source deployment
  • Better codebehind model
  • /Code folder
  • More configuration support
  • Built-in connection string encryption
  • Better ASP.NET tracing
  • Themes
  • Skins
  • Site Counters
  • ADO.NET PageReader
  • ADO.NET SqlResultSet
  • XML XQuery Support
  • Client focus / Client Scrolling support
  • Cross-Page Postbacks (with full event and intellisense support)
  • SQL Cache Invalidation
  • Validation Regions
  • Better Mobile Support
  • ObjectSpaces (object-relational-mapping)
  • Web Parts
  • Personaliation Engine
  • Membership Engine
  • Role Manager
  • Site Directory Definition (and data sources)
  • URL Mapping

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