Review: ASP.NET 1.1 Insider Solutions
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Published: 26 Jan 2005
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ASP.NET 1.1 Insider Solutions from the house of Sams Publishing is a must have for every serious ASP.NET developer and can be used for reference purposes as and when a particular complex task need to be performed.
by Anand Narayanaswamy
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About the Book

ASP.NET 1.1 Insider Solutions
By Alex Homer, Dan Kent, Dave Sussman, Dan Wahlin
Sams Publishing
560 Pages
US $49.99


ASP.NET 1.1 Insider Solutions is a great book specifically written for advanced developers in mind. It doesn’t teach you ASP.NET from scratch, but it shows you how to achieve complex tasks with the help of relevant screenshots and source code.

Chapter 1 examines the tips and tricks involved with Web Forms and DataGrids. The authors also provide short notes and important concepts under the heading “Best Practices.” Cross-page posting issues are covered in Chapter 2, which also includes an explanation about the Server.Transfer and Server.Execute methods.

If you have purchased this book then you should examine Chapter 3 completely. This is because this chapter explains how to display a “Please Wait” message during the loading of a page. The authors cover almost all the concepts related to this issue. With little effort, you can implement this technique in your own projects. You will also learn how to display a progress bar and many other advanced concepts. You will not find solutions to these tricky issues in any other book.

Chapter 4 covers the aspects involved with nested list controls in an elaborate manner. Part II (Chapter 5-9) completely examines user controls and reusability aspects, and the last chapter of this part explains about page templates.

Part III covers core database concepts. Chapter 10 handles the relational data handling techniques such as using parameters with SQL Statements & Stored Procedures. Chapter 11 entirely covers XML and databases; this chapter begins with a brief description of the role of XML in ASP.NET. The authors examine the various classes included with the .NET Framework for handling XML with the help of examples. You will also learn how to search, filter, and sort XML data with the help of relevant source code in addition to other advanced issues.

The final part deals with hosting and security aspects. One of the interesting aspects of this book is that the chapter “Side-by-Side Execution in ASP.NET” examines the impact of installing the different versions of .NET Framework on a system with the help of code samples. It also explains various other issues involved with IIS and Windows 2003 with the help of relevant screenshots. While Chapter 13 examines the different aspects of forms authentication, the final chapter ("Customizing Security") deals with building a custom authentication module and other related advanced topics.

You can view a live demo of all the sample applications and download the complete source code of all the examples discussed on this book by visiting this URL:

This book is a good addition to user group libraries and computer learning centers.



User Comments

Title: tech support   
Name: wayne
Date: 2005-05-17 1:34:11 PM
hi my company is moving can someone recommand books
on from scatch..

thanks wayne

my email is
Title: excellent article   
Name: uriah cat
Date: 2005-04-14 4:50:33 AM
Excellent Article, pity that in a country like india, too much preferene is given to Btechs,when there are lots of talented software developers there. This doesnt happen in amost western nations of the world, they recognize your skills and work experience more. Glad to know people like you have build things from scratch and share your talents with everyone.
Title: Reply to Questions title comment   
Name: Anand Narayanaswamy
Date: 2005-03-15 5:59:43 AM
ASP.NET is the server side programming framework based on Microsoft's .NET technology. You will get lot of tutorials from this site.

ADO.NET is the code name for database programming based on .NET technology.

Please visit for .NET tutorials.
Title: Questions   
Name: Hesham Al-Swimil
Date: 2005-03-15 4:54:20 AM
I need some answers for the following question:
What's and stand for?

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