How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this ASP.NET Using Visual Studio 2010 Training course, students will learn how to use features of Visual Studio 2010 and to build ASP.NET Web pages. They will gain an understanding of the architecture behind ASP.NET and how to use the various ASP.NET server controls. Students will also learn to create consistent web sites using Master Pages, add membership features and configure-deploy ASP.NET applications, to authenticate users and limit their access to resources, direct users using Site Navigation tools, debug .NET, and to display/edit data using ASP.NET and ADO.NET. In addition, students will learn about ASP.NET features, such as support for LINQ (Language Integrated Query), CSS tools, and will become familiar with the tracing features in Visual Studio that help you quickly troubleshoot issues. Students will also learn how to work with ASP.NET Profile features, ASP.NET Web Parts, and how to take advantage of creating your own user-defined control. As students progress through the course they will learn about optimizing their sites, the ListView control, and so much more. This course can be delivered in Visual Basic or Visual C# to accommodate a student's language preferences.

Course Prerequisites

This course assumes that students have already been introduced to Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 and Visual Basic or C#, and have a basic understanding of the .NET Framework. Some prior experience with Web development will also be helpful.

Course Audience

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning how to develop ASP.NET web applications using Visual Basic or C# and Visual Studio 2010.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Use ASP.NET server controls to generate HTML and to execute event procedures
  • Configure and deploy ASP.NET applications
  • Promote consistency within your Web site through the use of Master Pages
  • Use Membership features to manage Web users
  • Use Site Navigation controls to direct users within a site
  • Add scalability and reliability by setting up an out-of-process session state server
  • Use ASP.NET's new CSS tools to create consistent and maintainable sites
  • Debug .NET code that runs on the server to generate Web pages and interact with the user
  • Find problems in JavaScript code and learn about other debugging tools in Visual Studio
  • Use tracing to find problems in a Web site and monitor performance
  • Display and edit data using the databound DataList, Repeater, and ListView controls

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • A Review of Classic ASP
    • ASP.NET Web Applications
    • Rendering HTML with Server Controls
    • Data Binding in ASP.NET
    • Web Development Using Visual Studio
  2. Working with Controls
    • Introduction to Web Controls
    • Simple Input Controls
    • HyperLink and Button Controls
    • List Controls
    • Controlling Focus
  3. Simple Controls
    • Investigate Border, Button, CheckBox and RadioButton controls
    • View and enter text using TextBlock, TextBox and PasswordBox controls
    • Work with dates using the DatePicker and Calendar controls
    • Add visual flair using the Slider, ProgressBar and MediaElement controls
  4. Using Rich Server Controls
    • Introduction to Rich Controls
    • The Calendar Control
    • The AdRotator Control
    • The XML Control
  5. Accessing Data
    • Overview of ADO.NET
    • Connecting to Data
    • Executing Commands
    • Working with Data
    • Choosing an ADO.NET Provider
  6. LINQ
    • Language Integrated Query
    • LINQ Syntax
    • LINQ to SQL
    • LINQ to DataSets
    • LINQ to XML
  7. Configuration
    • Configuration Overview
    • Using the Web Site Administration Tool
    • Programming Configuration Files
    • Encrypting Configuration Sections
  8. Data Binding
    • Introducing Data Source Controls
    • Reading and Write Data Using the SqlDataSource Control
    • Displaying and Editing Middle-Tier Data using the ObjectDataSource Control
    • Displaying XML Data Using the XmlDataSource Control
  9. Validating User Input
    • Overview of ASP.NET Validation Controls
    • Using the Simple Validators
    • Using the Complex Validators
    • Summarizing Results with the ValidationSummary Control
    • Separating Validation into Validation Groups
  10. CSS
    • Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
    • Investigating Styles
    • Using Visual Studio 2010's Tools for Working with Styles
  11. Themes and Master Pages
    • Creating a Consistent Web Site
    • ASP.NET 2.0 Themes
    • Master Pages
  12. Site Navigation
    • ASP.NET Web Site Navigation
    • Creating an XML Site Map File
    • Site Navigation Controls
    • Using the Site Navigation API
    • URL Mapping
    • Security Trimming
  13. Displaying Data with the GridView Control
    • Introducing the GridView Control
    • Filter Data in the GridView Control
    • Allow Users to Select from a DropDownList in the Grid
    • Add a Hyperlink to the Grid
    • Deleting a Row and Handling Errors
  14. Managing State
    • Preserving State in Web Applications
    • Page-Level State
    • Using Cookies to Preserve State
    • ASP.NET Session State
    • Storing Objects in Session State
    • Configuring Session State
    • Setting Up an Out-of-Process State Server
    • Storing Session State in SQL Server
    • Using Cookieless Session IDs
    • Application State
  15. Managing Users with ASP.NET's Membership Features
    • Introduction to Membership and Roles
    • Using Membership Controls
    • Writing Code to Interact with Membership and Roles
  16. Server Debugging
    • Server-Side Code Debugging in ASP.NET
    • Using the Visual Debugger
    • Debugging Exceptions and Handling Errors
    • Debugging Stored Procedures
  17. Client-Side and Advanced Debugging
    • Client-side Code Debugging in ASP.NET
    • Debugging Client-Side JavaScript
    • Custom Data Visualizers
    • Debugging .NET Framework Source Code
  18. ASP.NET Tracing
    • Page-level Tracing
    • Programmatic Tracing
    • Web.config
    • System.Diagnostics.Trace
    • Trace Viewer
    • TraceListeners and TraceSwitches
    • WebPageTraceListener
    • Monitor Application Health
  19. Creating New Controls
    • User-defined Controls
    • User Controls
    • Custom Controls
  20. Improving Performance with Output Caching
    • Output Caching
    • Declarative Output Caching
    • Cache Page Fragments with User Controls
    • Dynamic Content in Cached Pages
    • Set Caching Configuration Options
  21. Advanced Caching Techniques
    • Caching Features in ASP.NET
    • Configure Output Caching
    • Expiration Policies
    • Database Changes
    • SQL Notifications for Cache Expiration
  22. Using Data List and Repeater Controls
    • Repeater and DataList Controls
    • Templates and Styles
    • Bind Data to the Repeater and DataList Controls
  23. Using the List View and Database Controls
    • ListView Features
    • ListView Design Support in Visual Studio
    • Convert Static Pages to Dynamic Pages
    • Implementing Paging in the ListView Control
  24. ASP.NET Profile Features
    • Introduction to ASP.NET's Profile Features
    • Create Profile Schema in Web.config
    • Work With ASP.NET's Profile Object Programmatically
    • Manage Anonymous Users and Their Profiles
    • Build and Use a Custom Profile Provider
  25. ASP.NET Extensions
    • Features of ASP.NET Extensions
    • Deploy Web Applications
    • Enable the Browser's Back Button With AJAX Pages
    • ASP.NET Dynamic Data