Last post Mar 31, 2007 04:16 PM by lionic
Dec 13, 2005 07:46 AM|paggy4u|LINK
Jan 12, 2006 02:58 PM|brianwolters|LINK
Jan 14, 2006 10:28 PM|SomeNewKid|LINK
I am more interested is how come they totally ignored such an important topic. It was strange that no one has noticed so far.
The book's title clearly states that its purpose is to help those who are beginning with ASP.NET 2.0. Presumably it talks about what ASP.NET is, and its concepts of pages, user controls, and server controls. It probably then goes on to talk about how you
can use code to control the page and handle any user events. It most likely then talks about how to get data from the database and onto the page. The book may also provide a look at skins and themes and master pages. This is the sort of stuff that belongs
in a book aimed at beginners.
There are other titles in the Wrox range that look at the more advanced aspects of ASP.NET 2.0, including WebParts. So, Wrox did not "ignore such an important topic." The publisher elected to keep the "Beginning" book simple (and quite rightly, too), and
to move any advanced topics to other books in its range.
Feb 06, 2006 01:06 AM|paggy4u|LINK
Feb 06, 2006 02:34 AM|SomeNewKid|LINK
Feb 07, 2006 01:18 AM|paggy4u|LINK
Feb 07, 2006 08:25 AM|tmorton|LINK
Mar 07, 2006 12:31 PM|pjmcb|LINK
I agree with Terri on this one. Web Parts is not a beginning topic, and beginning books that try to give cursory coverage to every topic (and I have seen quite a few of these in my day) tend to fail miserably; you end up with a high-level overview of a wide
variety of topics, and no real in-depth knowledge transfer.
Wrox does have a very good book on User Controls and Web Parts, and there is also, if I remember correctly, a chapter on web parts in their Professional ASP.Net 2.0 book, which is also well-worth getting.
Mar 31, 2007 04:16 PM|lionic|LINK