ASP.NET Getting Started
Ready to learn ASP.NET? Here are my recommendations for videos
and articles to learn ASP.NET in a logical order. One thing
about learning a new language, it won't happen in five minutes,
no matter how badly you wish it did. Sometimes it seems it is
taking you forever to learn. I suggest you keep a link-diary
of all the pages you have read, tutorials you have walked-through,
and videos you have watched. (See my article on Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 for a
review on how you can use this product to keep a diary of pages
you have studied.) Then when you become discouraged that things
aren't moving as rapidly as you would like, review your list
of subjects you have learned, and you will realize that you
know more than when you started and that you are actually learning!
The two most important suggestions I can give you are: Walk-through
the examples and become acquainted with all the features available
so that when you need them you'll know they exist. If you keep
a link-diary, when you need something and remember you read
or watched it somewhere, you can refer to your link diary to
find the information.
Use the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and
sites, and other internet resources such as tutorials on 4guysfromrolla.com. All of the resources
below are FREE unless otherwise noted. You should be able to
learn ASP.NET without having to purchase a single book or subscription.
I recommend your public library as well. Most libraries have
online services to allow patrons to search, check out, place
a hold on books, and utilize Interlibrary Loans.
Creating Pages in ASP.NET
- Creating Pages
- Walkthrough: Creating a Basic Web Page in Visual
Web Developer - In-Line Code
- Walkthrough: Creating a Basic Web Page with
Code Separation in Visual Web Developer - Code-Behind Pages
- Walkthrough: Basic HTML Editing in Visual Web
Developer - Design View, Source View, Document Outline,
- Walkthrough: Working with Cascading Style Sheet
Styles in Visual Web Developer - inline styles, style blocks,
.css file, changing style sheet references programmatically
- Walkthrough: Advanced HTML Editing in Visual
Web Developer - Formatting markup, Format Document, Format
Selection, Formatting and Validation, Outlining Elements (creating
collapsible regions to reduce clutter).
- Walkthrough: Code Editing in Web Pages in Visual
Web Developer - Correcting errors, Refactoring and renaming
code (C#), renaming symbols, inserting code snippets.
ASP.NET Code Snippets
- Refactoring (C#) (Below topics and: Encapsulate
Field, Extract Interface, Promote Local Variable to Parameter,
Remove Parameters, Reorder Parameters
ASP.NET at LearnVisualStudio.NET
is a subscription service that provides video tutorials to learn
ASP.NET. Although you can purchase a subscription, some videos
are offered to view free. When I get tired of reading, I enjoy
watching the videos on my laptop while on the treadmill. You
download zip files, then open them and click the .wmv movie
file to watch them. Many of them come with source code.
Beginners: (Coming from another language and environment)
- IDE Proficiency Series for Visual Studio.NET
2003 - Be aware 2005 is the latest release and 2008 is available
as a beta release.
- Beginning VB.NET - If you know another language,
use this tutorial series to get you up to speed. These tutorials
use the Windows Console.
- Object Oriented VB.NET - Understanding Classes
Understanding Overloaded Methods (multiple methods with parameters
of different types passed in)
Constructors and Destructors - New(), Dispose(), Finalize()
Creating and Referencing Assemblies - Creating class libraries,
compiling as dll's, referencing from another project.
Understanding Namespaces - Import
Inheritance Basics - base/inherited (derived) classes, Inherits,
Overides/Overidable, cast an object to its base, DirectCast
or CType() method;
Polymorphism Basics; Favor Composition Over Inheritance; Find
What Varies and Encapsulate It; Strategy Design Pattern; Interface
Basics; Program to Interfaces and not to Implementations; Abstract
Factory Design Pattern; More About Scoping and Interfaces; GRASP;
Model-View Seperation Pattern; GoF; VB.NET Delegate Basics;
XML Object Serialization
- Beginning C# - These tutorials use the Windows
- .NET Framework Class Library
Learning ASP.NET (You know a .NET language)
ASP.NET Client Script