4140. ASP.NET Using C#
This five-day course provides a comprehensive and practical hands-on
introduction to developing Web applications using ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2017.
It includes an introduction to ASP.NET MVC, a newer Web programming framework that incorporates use of the
Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. It also includes coverage of using ASP.NET
AJAX to build rich client applications and the use of Web API to create HTTP
services. A final chapter introduces ASP.NET on Microsoft’s Azure cloud.
The fundamentals of Web applications are reviewed, and a testbed is
established for ASP.NET and Internet Information
Services. The architecture of ASP.NET is outlined, including the role of
compilation, the Page class and code-behind. Web Forms are introduced,
including server controls, view state, life cycle, and the event model.
Request/response HTTP programming using ASP.NET is covered.
Visual Studio 2017 is used to greatly simplify the development of
ASP.NET Web applications, including facilitating
UI design. ASP.NET Web applications are covered, including issues of
an important innovation in ASP.NET and are covered in detail, including
validation, rich controls, and user controls. There is an introduction to
caching in ASP.NET, which provides an effective mechanism for optimizing the
performance of your ASP.NET application. The fundamentals of configuration and
security are introduced. Diagnostics and debugging are covered, including the
use of tracing.
Additional server controls are introduced, including menus and
master pages. Data access is covered in some detail in two chapters, including
an introduction to ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), the Entity Data
Model (EDM) and the powerful data access controls provided by ASP.NET. The
LocalDB version of SQL Server 2016 Express is used as the database. This
section of the course is tied together by a progressive case study illustrating
a Web site for a publishing company.
The final section of the course introduces four important ASP.NET
technologies: ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, and ASP.NET on Azure.
An appendix covers hosting ASP.NET applications on IIS 7.5.
Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided, including
case studies. The student will receive a comprehensive set of notes and all the
Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy
and architecture of Web applications using ASP.NET
Acquire a working knowledge of Web application
development using Web Forms and Visual Studio 2017
Optimize an ASP.NET Web application using
configuration, security, and caching
Access databases using ADO.NET, LINQ and the
Entity Data Model
Use newer features in ASP.NET
Implement rich client applications using ASP.NET
Create Web applications using the
Model-View-Controller design pattern
Create HTTP services using ASP.NET Web API
Deploy an ASP.NET Web application to the Azure
Audience: This course is
designed for experienced application developers and architects responsible for
Web applications in a Microsoft environment.
Prerequisites: The student should have a good working
recommended for the AJAX
Introduction to ASP.NET
Web Application Fundamentals
Using Internet Information
Web Forms Architecture
Web Forms Life Cycle
Web Forms Event Model
ASP.NET and HTTP
Web Applications Using Visual Studio
Using Visual Web Developer
Visual Studio Forms Designer
Using the Global.asax File
State Management and Web Applications
HTML Server Controls
Web Forms Server Controls
Caching in ASP.NET
What Is Caching?
Page Fragment Caching
Optimizing Your ASP.NET Application
ASP.NET Configuration and Security Fundamentals
Authentication and Authorization
Security and ASP.NET
Debugging, Diagnostics and Error Handling
Newer ASP.NET Controls
.NET Data Providers
DataReaders and Connected Access
Data Sets and Disconnected Access
Language Integrated Query
Controls and Data Binding
Data Source Controls
Connection String Storage
Object Data Sources
Entity Data Model
Rich Client Applications
Remote Method Calls
What is ASP.NET MVC?
ASP.NET MVC versus Web Forms
ASP.NET MVC Projects in Visual Studio
Action Methods and Routing
Representational State Transfer
REST and Web API
HTTP Services Using Web API
Web API Clients
What Is Windows Azure?
A Windows Azure Testbed
Deploying an Application to Azure
Updating an Application on Azure
Appendix A. Learning Resources
Appendix B. Hosting in IIS 7.5
Installing IIS 7.5
ASP.NET with IIS 7.5
Required software is Visual Studio 2017, which includes LocalDB, a
lightweight version of SQL Server 2016 Express. The free Visual Studio
Community 2017 may be used. The operating system should be Windows 7SP1 or more
recent. The free Fiddler tool is also
used. This can be downloaded from the Web. The last chapter requires a
connection to the Internet and a Windows Azure account (a free trial account is
available from Microsoft). See the course Setup Notes for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 2 GHz
or equivalent CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools
installation and courseware.