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How to migrate ASP.NET 1.x applications to ASP.NET 2.0.

  1. Improvements in Visual Studio 2005

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    Visual Studio 2005 provides Web application developers with a long list of improvements and enhancements to Web projects.

  2. ASP.NET 2.0 Page Model

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    In ASP.NET 1.x, developers had a choice between an inline code model and a code-behind code model. Code-behind could be implemented using either the Src attribute or the CodeBehind attribute of the...

  3. Server Controls

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    ASP.NET 2.0 enhances server controls in many ways. In this module, we’ll cover some of the architectural changes to the way ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 deals with server controls.

  4. Master Pages

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    One of the key components to a successful Web site is a consistent look and feel. In ASP.NET 1.x, developers used user controls to replicate common page elements across a Web application. While tha...

  5. Data Source Controls

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    The DataGrid control in ASP.NET 1.x marked a great improvement in data access in Web applications. However, it wasn’t as user-friendly as it could have been. It still required a considerable amount...

  6. Data Bound Controls

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    Most ASP.NET applications rely on some degree of data presentation from a back-end data source. Data-bound controls have been a pivotal part of interacting with data in dynamic Web applications. AS...

  7. Caching

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    An understanding of caching is important for a well-performing ASP.NET application. ASP.NET 1.x offered three different options for caching; output caching, fragment caching, and the cache API.

  8. Membership

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    ASP.NET Membership builds on the success of the Forms authentication model from ASP.NET 1.x. ASP.NET Forms authentication provides a convenient way to incorporate a login form into your ASP.NET app...

  9. Configuration and Instrumentation

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    There are major changes in configuration and instrumentation in ASP.NET 2.0. The new ASP.NET configuration API allows for configuration changes to be made programmatically. In addition, many new co...

  10. Profiles, Themes, and Web Parts

    By Microsoft ASP.NET Team|

    There are major changes in configuration and instrumentation in ASP.NET 2.0. The new ASP.NET configuration API allows for configuration changes to be made programmatically. In addition, many new co...

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