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Which books we recommend for people who are just learning ASP.NET Web Forms.

  1. Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

    by Imar Spaanjaars. This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to build rich and interactive web sites that run on the Microsoft platform. With the knowledge you gain from this book, you create a great foundation to build any type of web site, ranging from simple hobby-related web sites to sites you may be creating for commercial purposes.

  2. Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB

    by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader. This book was written to introduce you to the features and capabilities that ASP.NET 4 offers, as well as to give you an explanation of the foundation that ASP.NET provides.

  3. Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

    by Matthew MacDonald, Adam Freeman. This edition is updated with everything you need to master up to version 4 of ASP.NET, including coverage of ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET AJAX 4, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, and Silverlight 3.

  4. ASP.NET 4 Unleashed

    by Stephen Walther, Kevin Hoffman, Nate Dudek. ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by former Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform.

  5. ASP.NET 4 24-Hour Trainer

    by Toi B. Wright. Each lesson covers both the ASP.NET Web Forms Framework and the ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework and is designed to teach you the fundamentals of the topic before progressing to a step-by-step tutorial.

  6. Fast ASP.NET Websites

    This book offers step-by-step .NET-specific examples showing you how to apply classic page optimization tips, ASP.NET-specific techniques, and ways to leverage new HTML5 features.

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald