March 2005 - First Look ASP.NET 2.0

Best practices, tips and tricks for ASP.NET 2.0, including creating master pages. Plus better Web forms with wizards, loading and saving configuration files using Visual Studio, room for improvement with Visual Studio .NET 2005's registry tools, interview with Microsoft's Ari Bixhorn on Indigo and more.


Create Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0's master pages can help you develop consistent Web apps without the additional overhead of include files, user controls, or third-party add-ins.

.NET 2 the Max

Master .NET Configuration Files

Master the art of loading and saving configuration files using Visual Studio .NET. Also, learn about planned changes in VS.NET 2005.

Desktop Developer

Register and Manipulate Files in Whidbey

Take advantage of the new My.Computer functionality in Whidbey to implement a utility that manipulates the Registry to take care of bad e-mails.

Developer Product Briefs

Convert C# to VB.NET

Check out the latest VS.NET add-ins, including a product that lets you convert C# code to VB.NET at the project or code-snippet level.

Editor's Note

Five Years Sees Progress, Work Ahead

History and future of .NET.

Letters from Readers

Remembrance of Writers Past

Readers long for VSM authors of years past who wrote practical, useful articles on current technologies.

Practical ASP.NET

Add Magic to Forms With Wizards

Take advantage of ASP.NET 2.0's new Wizard control to build wizard-based UIs with less code and a better experience for your users.

First Looks

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 7.5: Generate Help Documentation

Every program needs documentation of some type. Plus, first looks at GridEX Control for .NET, more.

.NET Insight

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