Typically, the author approaches a capability of ASP.NET--validation of submitted form data, say--by presenting a quick summary of the problem and then attacking it (or components of it) with code. The code segments (which tend not to be too long, and so relatively easy to trace and comprehend) are then dissected, and special attention called to details of particular interest to the local problem. It's a great way to learn if you already have a grasp of the basics, as you can either go hands-on with your own system or absorb the author's wisdom through the book alone. --David Wall
Topics covered: How ASP.NET works, and how to write effective software with it. Detailed coverage goes to HtmlControls, WebControls, the web.config file, form-data validation, custom controls, and state management. There's also excellent coverage of the often confusing HTTP Pipeline.
From the Author
My goal in writing this book was to provide a clear, concise reference to ASP.net for developers that are already comfortable with concepts in .net. I strive to explain not just how to use the various pieces of ASP.net, but also how and why they are built the way they are. In my experience, the most effective developers are the ones that truly understand the implications of the tools they use. I hope this book provides you with knowledge to become a better ASP.net developer.