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Building ASP.NET Web Forms Applications

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to build dynamic web applications with ASP.NET Web Forms and Visual Studio. In this ASP.NET Web Forms training course, you will leverage rapid application development techniques, and build n-tier web applications with efficient access to databases and sophisticated user interfaces that employ data- and model-binding, as well as data-source controls.

Key Features of this ASP.NET Web Forms Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Attend online, in person, or bring this course to your facility


  • This course uses Visual Studio 2013, but is useful to those using an earlier version

What are ASP.NET Web Forms?

ASP.NET Web Forms are dynamic web applications.

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Learning Objectives

  • Build HTML5 web applications using ASP.NET and Visual Studio
  • Design consistent User Interfaces (UIs) with Master Pages, user controls, and Web Form controls
  • Secure access to the application using Web Forms authentication
  • Create a more responsive UI with Ajax and the Web API


  • Experience with a modern programming language, such as Java or a .NET language (Visual Basic, C#) at the level of:
    • Course, Programming with Visual Basic .NET Training, or
    • Course, Programming in C# (20483)
  • Familiarity with application development concepts, as well as the Windows graphical environment
  • Have an understanding of client-side technologies, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • You should know how to:
    • Work with objects (call methods, set/read properties, write event-driven code)
    • Create user interfaces in desktop or web applications
    • Employ modern language constructs

Course Content

Getting Started with ASP.NET Web Forms

Introduction to Web Forms

  • Constructing ASP.NET pages with Web Form controls
  • Developing HTML5 web pages with Visual Studio
  • Examining content with Page Inspector

Designing Web Forms

  • Applying common Web Form controls
  • Creating consistent layouts with Master Pages
  • Sharing reusable content with Web User controls

Activating Web Forms

  • Handling control events
  • Sending e-mail from a web page
  • Validating user input

Retrieving and Updating Data

Developing data-driven applications

  • Connecting to a database with data source controls
  • Binding data sources to Web Form controls
  • Automating data access with GridView, FormView, ListView and DetailsView
  • Utilising code-first Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities for data access

Modifying data

  • Inserting, updating and deleting with DbContext
  • Managing updates with two-way Model Binding
  • Reporting errors and checking validity with ModelState

Architecting ASP.NET Web Applications

Creating multitier applications

  • Implementing business logic in the middle tier
  • Encapsulating validation logic with Data Annotations
  • Binding to business objects with ObjectDataSource

Managing state in web applications

  • Reading and writing cookies
  • Storing user state in the session object
  • Leveraging caching for performance and scalability

Implementing web security

  • Authenticating users from the Internet
  • Limiting access to authorised users

Constructing Responsive ASP.NET Pages with Ajax

Creating a richer UI with Ajax extensions

  • Integrating Ajax with existing pages
  • Increasing responsiveness with UpdatePanel
  • Triggering Ajax from outside the UpdatePanel

Making custom Ajax requests with jQuery

  • Writing and calling RESTful services with the ASP.NET Web API
  • Leveraging jQuery and jQuery UI for DHTML
  • Working with the $.get() and .ready() methods

Developing Mobile-Friendly Web Applications

Creating flexible Web Forms

  • Repackaging existing content for mobile devices
  • Reducing duplication with user controls and master pages

Harnessing jQuery Mobile

  • Controlling layout with HTML5 data-* attributes
  • Disabling Ajax navigation for maximum compatibility
  • Displaying lists and collapsible content blocks

Building Sophisticated Web 2.0 Websites

Improving search engine rankings

  • Simplifying URLs with friendlyUrls
  • Retrieving URL segments

Integrating jQuery plugins

  • Adding plugins to Web Form pages
  • Enhancing the UI with the .rate() plugin

Leveraging the Geolocation API

  • Finding user location with getCurrentPosition()
  • Calculating distances with DbGeography

Deploying ASP.NET Web Applications

  • Packaging for deployment
  • Transforming the web.config for production

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