So after a long period of writing and researching I have finally submitted the last content to Wiley for the upcoming ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Blueprint book. I think they have it slated for a December release date.
This has been a very long and trying process. The format of the book is designed so a reader should be able to open up to any two pages and conceptually grasp the concept being presented. I tried to cover as many relevant topics as I could based on the size and format of the book. Each of the Web controls is covered, along with a chapter for each of the Membership and Role Providers. I even included a few of the most commonly used ASP.NET AJAX Controls, as well as a section on consuming the Live.com search web service.
Here is the book's chapter list:
1 Getting Familiar with Visual Studio
2 Introducing to ASP.NET
3 Understanding the Common Web Server Controls
4 Working with New ASP.Net 2.0 Web Controls
5 Validating User Input
6 Displaying Records with Data Controls
7 Leveraging The Membership Provider
8 Managing Access with the Role Provider
9 Maintaining a Consistent User Interface with Membership Controls
10 Working with Navigation Controls and SiteMaps
11 Enhancing Web Sites with Master Pages, Themes & Personalization
12 Working with Data Objects
13 Leveraging Basic Error Handing and Debugging Techniques
14 Going Beyond Basic ASP.NET Techniques
15 Applying Web Services and AJAX
The book is primarily targeted at developers who are new to ASP.NET, but have some programming experience. I think there is just enough coverage of some deeper topics hidden throughout the pages that it will be a great reference book for all ASP.NET developers to have on their shelves. You can go ahead and pre-order a copy for yourself, or maybe a copy for all the developers on your team. It would make a great Christmas present!
I really want to thank my good friend and colleague Jim Duffy for being my technical editor and providing a lot of good feedback that I think made the book even better.