ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

The most comprehensive book on Microsoft’s new ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform.


The authors first introduce the ASP.NET Framework’s basic controls and show how to create common site-wide layouts and styles. Next, they cover all aspects of accessing, presenting, organizing, and editing data. You’ll find thorough and practical sections on building custom components and controls, providing effective site navigation, securing sites and applications, and much more. This book presents hundreds of realistic code examples, reflecting the authors’ unsurpassed experience with ASP.NET both inside and outside Microsoft.


  • Build interactive Web Forms, validate form data, and upload files
  • Provide interactive calendars, wizards, site maps, and other valuable features
  • Design efficient, maintainable sites with Master Pages and Themes
  • Build data-driven applications with database controls, ADO.NET data access components, QueryExtender, LINQ to SQL, and WCF Data Services
  • Generate charts on the fly with the new Chart Control
  • Extend ASP.NET with custom controls and reusable components
  • Create site registration and authentication systems that store membership data in SQL Server or Active Directory
  • Use URL Routing to build dynamism, flexibility, readability, and SEO-friendliness into your URLs
  • Improve performance and scalability with caching and preloading
  • Maintain state with cookies, cookieless session state, and profiles
  • Localize, configure, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications
  • Use the ASP.NET MVC Framework to improve agility, testability, speed to market, and extensibility
  • Retrofit existing ASP.NET applications with Ajax and build pure client-side Ajax web applications
  • Construct a complete ASP.NET 4 website from start to finish

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By Wasim (Gaza, 00, Palestinian Territory, Occupied) · ★★★★★ · October 27, 2012
كتاب ممتاز لأي حد حابب يتعلم ASP.NET Web Forms
ميزتو أنو بسيط
مشكلتو أنو ما بحكي كتير عن أشياء كان لازم يفصل فيها
فأحيانا بتضطر أنك تبحث ع قوقل عشان تفهم أشياء هو عاملها في الكود
لاكن بشكل عام.. الكتاب مميز ويستحق القراءة ...more
By Peter (Fairfax, VA) · ★★★★☆ · January 07, 2014
A real wrist-breaker at ~1900 pp, 5-1/4 lbs holy cow. Excellent presentation of a ton of ASP.NET components, shown in code. Loving it. ...more
By Ammar (Amman, 02, Jordan) · ★★★★★ · October 27, 2012