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ASP.NET 4.0 in Practice contains over 100 real world techniques distilled from the experience of a team of MVPs. Using a practical problem-solution-discussion format, the book will guide you through the most common scenarios you will face in a typical ASP.NET application, and provide solutions and suggestions to take your applications to another level.
About the Technology
ASP.NET is an established technology to build web applications using Microsoft products. It drives a number of enterprise-level web sites around the world, but it can be scaled for projects of any size. The new version 4.0 is an evolutionary step: you will find a lot of new features that you will be able to leverage to build better web applications with minimal effort.
About the Book
ASP.NET is a massive framework that requires a large amount of know-how from developers. Fortunately, this book distills over 100 practical ASP.NET techniques from the experience of a team of MVPs, and puts them right at your fingertips.

The techniques are tested and selected for their usefulness, and they are all presented in a simple problem-solution-discussion format. You'll discover methods for key new subjects like data integration with Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC. Along the way, you'll also find ways to make your applications fast and secure.

This book is written for developers familiar with the basics of ASP.NET, looking to become more productive with it.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
What's Inside
  • The Identity Map pattern in EF 4
  • Use Master Pages to define a common UI
  • Adaptive Rendering
  • Save user login data securely
  • ......and much more

Table of Contents

  1. Getting acquainted with ASP.NET 4.0
  2. Data access reloaded: Entity Framework
  3. Integrating Entity Framework and ASP.NET
  5. Building the user interface with ASP.NET Web Forms
  6. Data binding in ASP.NET Web Forms
  7. Custom controls
  8. Taking control of markup
  10. Introducing ASP.NET MVC
  11. Customizing and extending ASP.NET MVC
  13. ASP.NET security
  14. ASP.NET authentication and authorization
  16. Ajax and RIAs with ASP.NET 4.0
  17. State
  18. Caching in ASP.NET
  19. Extreme ASP.NET 4.0
  20. Performance and optimizations

About The Authors

Stefano Mostarda is an ASP.NET MVP since January 2007 and a regularcontributor to the largest Italian ASP.NET Community, He has been working with the Entity Framework from its earliest betas and actively uses it to develop business applications.

Marco De Sanctis has been designing and developing enterprise applications in distributed scenarios for the last seven years. He currently works as a senior software engineer for one of the biggest Italian companies on the IT market; during his spare time, he's a content manager at

Daniele Bochicchio is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2002 and the network manager of Network, the largest Italian .NET Framework community. He is the co-founder of, a consulting agency specialized in ASP.NET, Silverlight & .NET Framework. He is a well-known professional speaker and author. You can reach his personal website at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (May 14, 2011)
  • Length: 504 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638351504

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