Ok, so I just spent some time surfing around MSDN, looking at the new site and reliving lots of the great content on there. So I thought I’d pull together my TOP 10 articles for ASP.NET, in no particular order below – these are all must reads for folks getting ready for ASP.NET 2.0.
Brian’s Top 10 Articles on MSDN
This module presents a set of consolidated practices designed to address ASP.NET version 2.0 security issues. The practices are organized by various categories that represent those areas where mistakes are most often made.
Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 has many features to help you design and build Web sites that are compliant with XHTML and accessibility standards. This article looks at how and why you should be building these standards-compliant sites.
The ASP.NET 2.0 site navigation system is built on a powerful and flexible architecture that has been designed to be extensible. This article examines the site provider architecture, and includes a sample provider that exposes the file system as a data source for site navigation, as an alternative to the standard Web.sitemap XML file.
The provider model is used throughout ASP.NET 2.0. It is a means of writing each of the technologies used so that new versions can easily be created and plugged in. For example, if you need to access a different database or authentication server, you can create a provider for it. ASP.NET 2.0 will then work with that provider just as it works with the existing features. This makes ASP.NET 2.0 much more flexible, expandable and customizable than before.
This article illustrates how to accomplish a number of common tasks with the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 GridView control. Each task is accompanied by a description of the new concepts covered, and the complete working examples are available for download with this article.
Web Parts provide you with the infrastructure for creating customizable Web applications. When you build a Web site with Web Parts, the Web site can be easily customized by either the administrator of the Web site or the individual users of the Web site. Web Parts are all about flexibility.
Creating global Web applications with Microsoft ASP.NET is becoming more and more important. ASP.NET 2.0 makes it even easier to provide support for multiple cultures and locales through improved runtime and tool support.
An oldie but a goodie for helping share state between ASP and ASP.NET applications.