A must for every ASP.NET developer using Web Parts.
ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action is packed with annotated code, diagrams, and crystal-clear discussions. You'll develop a sample project from design to deployment, adding content zones, personalization, and a custom look-and-feel. Since any website is invariably a work-in-progress, you'll appreciate learning how to upgrade your portals on the fly. Along the way you'll pick up handy code instrumentation techniques and a few tricks to help your portals manage themselves. As an added bonus, the book introduces the Microsoft Ajax Library ("Atlas") and shows how you can add Ajax to a web part. You'll even create a Live.com gadget.
The static Web is going out of style. Its click-and-wait user experience is giving way to dynamic personalized content and intuitive interactions. With ASP 2.0, a web developer can compose a page out of separate working parts "Web Parts" that independently communicate with the server to produce rich interactive portals like Yahoo!, Google/ig, and Live.com. The new Web Parts API makes it easy to centrally manage a portal's parts.
Darren Neimke has been developing software for over 10 years and has been focused on .NET Technologies since the earliest beta releases in 2000. He has designed and developed a wide range of solutions using .NET, with a particular focus on ASP.NET. Darren has a passion for community involvement and is a leader in local User Groups in his native Australia. He participates actively in a number of online communities, including the prestigious ASP Insiders group. Darren has a background in financial accounting and budgeting, and has achieved Microsoft Certification M.C.A.D. status. In 2004, he was awarded MVP status recognizing his outstanding achievements in ASP.NET technology and community support.
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