Practical .NET

Extending Client-Side Programming in ASP.NET 4

ASP.NET 4 adds a wealth of features for client-side developers, including new ways of instantiating controls, a new infrastructure for managing libraries and some minor but much-needed tweaks. And there's more.

Managing Menus

Peter considers two solutions for keeping items in the sitemap off of your Menu or TreeView controls. But he's also wondering if there are more solutions out there.

Is There a Future in Server-Side Code?

Peter Vogel closes out his eight-part series on creating an AJAX-enabled ASP.NET application.

Handling Multiple Records in the Client

Peter moves on from working with one record to working with multiple records and explores Microsoft's current templating solution.

Updating Data with the dataContext and WCF Data Services

Peter moves on from simply retrieving data from the server using the dataContext and dataView to doing updates, deletes and inserts.

Retrieving and Displaying a Single Object with dataView and WCF

Continuing his investigation of what works and doesn't work with the AJAX library and .NET 4, Peter Vogel continues to explore how to retrieve data from the client... and discovers that it can be very easily done.

Using the dataView and dataContext: What Doesn't Work (Yet)

Peter Vogel discusses what you can't do in marrying ASP.NET server-side controls with client-side data access.

Accessing Server-Side Data from Client-Side Code in .NET 4

Peter uses the new dataView and dataContext objects from the AJAX Toolkit to create a data-driven page without server-side code.

Creating a WCF Data Service

If you want to integrate server-side Web service processing with AJAX objects in your browser, you should be considering WCF Data Services -- especially if you're working with the Entity Framework. Here's a quick introduction to the technology.

AJAX Data Strategies in .NET 4

Peter Vogel returns to creating an AJAX-enabled ASP.NET application using the latest tools out of the AJAX library and .NET 4. However, it turns out that you can't there from here... at least, not right away.

Converting from Business Objects to User Interface Objects

Peter Vogel wraps up coverage of object-oriented programming for the single-tier developer by handling the difference between the data required by users and the object used by the business layer.

Object-Oriented Updates with the ObjectDataSource

If you're going to use the ObjectDataSource in a real application, you'll need to support all of the CRUD activities. Peter Vogel extends his object model to do just that.

Object-Oriented Programming for the ASP.NET Developer

Peter Vogel continues to look at the basics of O-O development to support the ASP.NET ObjectDataSource.

Supporting the ObjectDataSource

You're considering the ObjectDataSource but you're not an object developer. Peter Vogel shows you what you need to do to move into multi-tier development.

In Defense of Single-Tier Applications

You put all of your code in the code file of your ASP.NET pages -- but other developers keep kicking sand in your face because you're not doing n-tier development. Peter's here to say that you're not (necessarily) being dumb.

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