Videos for ASP.NET 2.0 Beginners
(November 1, 2007)
On this page you will find dozens of videos designed for all ASP.NET developers, from the novice to the professional. If you are new to ASP.NET, you can learn the basics of how to create dynamic web applications with ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition, using either Visual Basic or C#. If you have a bit of development experience, you will learn how to employ some of the great new features introduced in ASP.NET 2.0.
Using the Global.asax File
(June 9, 2005)
In addition to writing UI code, developers can also add application level logic and event handling code into their Web applications. This code does not handle generating UI and is typically not invoked in response to individual page requests. Instead, it is responsible for handling higher-level application events such as Application_Start, Application_End, Session_Start, Session_End, and so on. Developers author this logic using a Global.asax file located at the root of a particular Web application's virtual directory tree. ASP.NET automatically parses and compiles this file into a dynamic .NET Framework class--which extends the HttpApplication base class--the first time any resource or URL within the application namespace is activated or requested.
Server-Side Data Access
(June 9, 2005)
Introduction to Server-Side Data
Data access is the heart of any real-world application, and ASP.NET provides a rich set of controls that are well-integrated with the managed data access APIs provided in the common language runtime. This section walks through several iterations of a sample that uses the ASP.NET DataGrid control to bind to the results of SQL queries and XML data files. This section assumes some familiarity with database fundamentals and the SQL query language.