Practical .NET


Dynamic Data Retrieval

You can't always make all of your data retrieval decisions at design time -- sometimes you have to wait for the user to tell you what data to get. Peter shows you how to work with a DataSource to retrieve data dynamically at runtime.

Getting Files To and From the Server

The FileUpload control and the ASP.NET Response object let you move files between the browser and the server. And moving in each direction just requires a few lines of code.

Dynamically Generate Complex Pages with the MultiView

The MultiView control allows you to swap sets of controls on and off the page. But the MultiView control also makes it easier for you to generate new page content and add it at run time.

Customizing the Login Control

By converting composite controls into their templates, you gain full control over the makeup of the control and individual controls within it.

Supporting a Printer-Friendly Page Button (Part 2)

Peter wraps up his solutions for getting junk off the page when the user wants to print out a copy. This time by working with Themes and JavaScript.

Supporting a Printer-Friendly Page Button (Part I)

Peter investigates three solutions for getting junk off your page when the user wants to print a copy.

Developing Around Social Networking and Knowledge Management

Peter asks if business developers should be thinking seriously about social networking and knowledge management.

Supporting Multiple Languages and Cultures (Part 2)

Peter Vogel dives deeper into the challenge of presenting ASP.NET Web pages in multiple languages and cultures.

Supporting Multiple Languages and Cultures

ASP.NET can simplify the difficult task of internationalizing your Web pages. Peter Vogel shows you how.

Databinding Without Tables: Inserting with the GridView

The final installment in Peter's series on how to use the GridView without a DataSource explores how developers can perform inserts.

Databinding without Tables: Updates and Deletes

Peter adds the code to support doing updates and deletes with an unbound GridView.

Databinding the GridView Without Using a Table

If you want to let your users edit repeated rows of data, you can use the GridView -- even if your data isn't in a table. You need to do pick the right design for your data but you can enable all of the functionality of the GridView for data held in memory.

Extend Sorting in the GridView

Sorting in the GridView is simple to implement, as long as you want simple sorting. For more complex sorts you have to take control of the Sorting event.

Technology To Think About: .NET RIA Services on the Client

Peter returns to .NET RIA Services to look at the client side of creating an application.

Technology To Think About: .NET RIA Services on the Server

The ASP.NET-related portions of .NET RIA Services aren't ready for primetime yet, but now's a good time to start kicking the tires.

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