ASP.NET, successor to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP), is so complete and flexible that a web developer's main difficulty may lie simply in weaving the pieces together for maximum efficiency. The new edition of Programming ASP.NET shows developers how to do just that. Updated for Version 1.1 of the NET framework and Visual Studio .NET 2003, the second edition of this bestselling .NET title will show you how to create dynamic, data-driven web sites and services using both C# and Visual Basic .NET. In Programming ASP.NET, Second Edition authors Jesse Liberty and Dan Hurwitz cover everything you need to know to be effective with ASP.NET. The book includes a comprehensive tutorial on Web Forms, which, in conjunction with Visual Studio .NET 2003, allow you to apply Rapid Application Development techniques (including drag-and-drop control placement) to Web development. Programming ASP.NET includes extensive coverage of each type of server control, including Web server controls, HTML server controls, and custom controls. New material covers creating ASP.NET pages for mobile devices. Since most Web applications and web services involve retrieving data and returning it to a client browser, Programming ASP.NET Second Edition also offers extensive coverage of data access issues. These include topics such as using ASP.NET's list-bound controls; accessing data using the ADO.NET object model, and updating data with or without transaction support. The book also discusses such advanced topics as: caching and performance; security; and configuration and deployment. If you're already familiar with Active Server Pages technology, you'll appreciate the in-depth focus and straightforward, easy-to-read approach for developing web pages and Web services. Succinct, direct, and loaded with examples, Programming ASP.NET, Second Edition will help users at every level master ASP.NET without getting bogged down in the complexity of its features.