Practical .NET

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.

Getting Data Out of the GridView (and the Other Views, Too)

Peter answers a reader's question by showing how to access data inside the individual controls of the various DataViews.

Web Parts Without Users

Want to give your users personalized pages without giving up control? It's easy with Web Parts. Peter shows you how.

Managing Web.Config Settings During Deployment

Moving from a test to a production environment can be tricky. Here's where the Web Deployment Projects add-on comes in handy.

Handling Update Exceptions in the DataView Events

Peter shows a "code-lite" way to handle exceptions when using DataView to update data.

Deferring Data Retrieval in Master/Detail Pages

This is one big problem that's simple to fix. Peter shows you two solutions.

Never Lock Records in Web Applications! Never! That Means You!

Seriously, don't. Here are two reasons why record locking is simply a bad idea.

Handling Data Contention with Optimistic Concurrency

Optimistic concurrency doesn't work for most tables, but Peter shows you how to change that.

JavaScript and AJAX in ASP.NET: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Client-side debugging is better, but IntelliSense still has a few issues to be worked out.

Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5

Peter shares what he likes -- and doesn't -- in Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5

Upgrading Sites to ASP.NET 2.0/3.5

It's good news, bad news if you're upgrading an existing site to ASP.NET 2.0 or 3.5. But it can be done.

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