Chapter 18


What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • A basic overview of web applications (thin-client applications), including the advantages of Web Forms versus Windows Forms
  • Understanding web servers, browsers, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Understanding the benefits of ASP.NET web pages, special website files, development, and the control toolbox
  • Gaining an understanding of tools for data validation, navigation, security, data entry, and look and feel Code Downloads for this Chapter

The code downloads for this chapter are found at on the Download Code tab. The code is in the 311813 download and individually named according to the names given throughout the chapter.

As we look to the future, the Internet is sure to increase its presence in business, so it follows that developers need to gain knowledge of building robust, dynamic websites. In this chapter, you will learn about building Web Forms applications. You will focus on the basics for website development and moving to database-driven applications. With Visual Studio 2012, you will be building data-driven sites in no time.

Visual Studio 2012 is the best tool for creating ASP.NET sites on the market today. It provides you with the best IntelliSense, debugging, and control library to create websites written in Visual Basic. You can build ASP.NET websites (sometimes referred to as Web Forms applications), web services, and even sites targeted for mobile devices ...

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