Practical .NET


Integrating Master Pages + Content Pages + a Little AJAX

Getting your content and master pages to work side-by-side is easy, thanks to UpdatePanel.

Handling Runtime Errors Globally

Unhandled runtime errors hit the best of us. But if you catch them at the Page and Application levels, you'll save yourself a lot of grief.

Updating Multiple GridView Rows

Putting updateable controls in the ItemTemplate in a GridView gives developers what they want: the ability for users to change more than one row at a time. The cost is writing some extra code.

Accessing Connection Strings Reliably

Peter provides an alternative to the default mechanism for accessing connection string -- and plugs his next book.

Supporting Routing

Want to make life easier for your users? NET 3.5 SP1's routing technology has some extra features to let you do just that.

Decoding Routes

You can use ASP.NET Routing to decode meaningful URLs into real physical path names.

Routing Your ASP.NET Application

New for ASP.NET developers with .NET 3.5 SP1 is routing, an easy way to simplify site maintenance -- and give meaning to your users' lives.

Creating Master/Detail and Update Pages with Entity Framework

After using EF to drive a series of drop-down lists, Peter moves on to the next step: using EF to build a Master/Detail page.

Using the Entity Model to Create an ASP.NET Page

What's one test of a new technology? Seeing whether you can use it with the old technology.

Extending an Entity Framework Model -- and Some Limitations

To support a real page, your entity model is going to need multiple entities and associations between them. Here's how to add them.

Integrating Entity Framework with an ASP.NET Web Site

Peter begins to explore the usability of Dynamic Data and Entity Framework by adding the simplest possible data model to his application.

Looking (Suspiciously) at SP1

What's in SP1 for ASP.NET developers? At least one bug fix, a couple of enhancements and -- perhaps -- something that will change your life. But Peter is suspicious.

Creating Master-Detail Pages in ASP.NET: Details, Details, Details

Peter shows you how to make a Master-Detail page that will work right and save your users a lot of grief.

Two Reasons You're Not Using the Cache and How To Deal With Them

Peter stumps for the Cache, despite developers' worries over stale or lost data.

Faster Applications with Caching

The ASP.NET Cache object could be the secret to speeding up your application if you just started using it more.

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