.NET Framework Overview

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While .NET may not be the best solution for everyone (you may prefer to run a Java and Unix solution), it's definitely not vaporware; it's here to stay. But how far will it go? In a worst-case scenario, it will never make it beyond the realm of Windows. The best-case scenario: We'll finally have a viable development platform alternative to JVM. This article explores the pros using Microsoft's .NET platform such as a rich set of libraries and multiple language support, and cons such as not being cross platform and no standardization.

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ASP.NET Server Control Licensing

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Learn about the licensing requirements for ASP.NET server controls and ASP.NET control licensing implementation that can be used with versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the .NET Framework. The implementation can be extended to create custom server-side licensing schemes. The Microsoft .NET framework has a built-in, extensible licensing architecture that supports design-time and run-time licensing for all managed components including business objects, Windows Form Controls, and ASP.NET server controls. The PDF document requires Adobe Acrobat reader.

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Introducing ASP.NET

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Learn how to develop the next generation of Web applications with ASP.NET and Visual Studio .NET. This session covers the fundamental concepts and techniques that you need to start building an ASP.NET application. Learn how to build complete ASP.NET applications, including how to access data via ADO.NET or Web services and how to create the necessary UI to display it. In addition, this session covers deployment and performance tuning techniques.

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Introduction to Active Server Pages

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This article gives you an overview and introduction to Microsoft ASP (Active Server Pages). Broad topics it covers is an introduction to ASP, how files are interpreted with ASP, using scripts to extend ASP, Components and Objects, potential drawbacks with ASP, and sample code in ASP. This article also shows a table of ASP components and Objects which include: Request Object; Response Object, Server Object; Application Object; Session Object; Text Object; Error Object; Dictionary Object; File System Object; Content Linking; and Active Database.

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Introduction to ASP.NET

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Review the features and shortcomings of classic Active Server Pages. Understand the advantages of an ASP.NET application. Learn about server controls and events in ASP.NET. Create a simple Web Service in ASP.NET. Some of the more specific topics covered include: Dynamically creating a webpage; Embedding Data Access Code in a webpage; ASP object model; Handling ASP Postbacks; Mixing code and HTML; ASP shortcomings; Creating applications with ASP.NET; Rendering HTML with server controls; Binding data to a DataGrid; and using control events.

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Migrating from ASP to ASP.NET

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Consider the perceived risks of migrations that tend to cloud the benefits of new technologies from a business perspective, making it difficult to justify technology migrations to the decision makers in an enterprise. See how these risks can be identified, planned for ahead of time and evaluated against cost, time to market, and other business factors so that the project planner can have a solid handle on the bottom line of a project. See examples from a real-world commercial application. Written to be viewed with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Real World ASP Tips

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Creating a flexible Web application is more than just putting together a bunch of ASPX pages. Learn the top 10 things to do to make an ASP.NET application sizzle. See demonstrated techniques such as: configuration management, creating a base page class, and creating a data-driven menu system. See how to benefit from User Controls and effective exception management. Learn how optimizing your architecture will increase your code reuse from one ASP.NET application to another, and how it will reduce your development time.

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Simple ASP Authentication System

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This article describes how you can secure ASP applications using simple, but quite effective authentication schemes. This article uses a very simple way to achieve this. Just follow the steps and you have a secure login system. The steps include: Create a table of users; Set the default authentication status; Create a login page; Create the system DSN for the database; Create an authentication page; Check the authentication status. The tutorial is targeted towards new users. The database and the code is kept simple so you can learn from it.

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Top 10 ASP Tips

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Our focus has always been on assisting the new ASP programmer in mastering the techniques that the pros use all the time. Thus, to help you wade through the list of tips and tricks on our site, we present you with a "Top 10 List" of what we consider to be our best. The top ten tips include: Logging File Download; What's the deal with DLL?; Verifying Files in ASP; Beating the Cookie Monster; Quibbling with quotes in SQL queries; Stringing dates along to the database; Formatting numbers; Database Searches; Recordsets; Moving past ODBC or DSN.

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What's new in ASP.NET v1.1

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Learn the new features of ASP.NET 1.1. This session covers the changes from ASP.NET 1.0 and includes new features such as Code Access Security, IPv6 support, and support for running multiple versions of ASP.NET side-by-side. Topics covered include the top 10 reaons to install ASP.NET 1.1; What platforms support ASP.NET 1.1; Post installation of ASP.NET 1.1; Securing ASP.NET applications such as fixing script injection attacks, securing credential secrets, forms authentication improvements. Written to be viewed with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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