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  • NEW - Acompanying CD-ROM containing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition software including one complete PrepLogic Practice Test for Microsoft Exam 70-305.
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  • Comprehensive coverage—Covers every MCAD/MCSD Exam 70-305 objective and the entire development lifecycle: Web Forms, controls, user interfaces, error handling, debugging, data binding, components, .NET assemblies, Web services, globalization, legacy code, accessibility, testing, deployment, configuration, maintenance, and more.
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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2818-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2818-0

This certification exam measures the ability to develop and implement Web-based applications with Web forms, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. This exam counts as a core credit toward the new MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer) certification as well as a core credit toward the existing MCSD certification. Readers preparing for this exam find our Training Guide series to be the most successful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying ExamGear testing software, and superior Web site support at www.quepublishing.com/certification. The CD features the ExamGear product (test simulation with more than 150 practice questions) and an electronic copy of the book.

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Implementing Navigation for the User Interface

Implementing Navigation for the User Interface

Table of Contents


How This Book Helps You. What the Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Exam (70-305) Covers. What You Should Know Before Reading This Book. Hardware and Software Youll Need. Advice on Taking the Exam.

Study and Exam Prep Tips.

Study Strategies. Exam Prep Tips. Final Considerations.


1. Introducing Web Forms.

Introduction. Key Concepts. Introduction to ASP.NET. ASP.NET Directives. Event Handling. Separating User Interface from Business Logic.

2. Controls.

Introduction. HTML Controls. HTML Server Controls. Web Server Controls. User Input Validation. Cascading Style Sheets.

3. Implementing Navigation for the User Interface.

Introduction. Round Trip and Postback. ASP.NET Intrinsic Objects. ASP.NET Application. State Management. Navigation Between Pages.

4. Error Handling for the User Interface.

Introduction. Understanding Exceptions. Handling Exceptions. Custom Exceptions. Managing Unhandled Exceptions.

5. Data Binding.

Introduction. Bind Data to the UI. Transform and Filter Data. Using Controls to Display Data.

6. Consuming and Manipulating Data.

Introduction. Access and Manipulate SQL Server Data. Access and Manipulate Data. Handle Data Errors.

7. Creating and Managing Components and .NET Assemblies.

Introduction. Creating and Using .NET Components. Creating and Using Web User Controls. Creating Web Custom Controls. Creating and Managing .NET Assemblies.

8. Web Services.

Introduction. Understanding Web Services. Creating Web Services. Discovering Web Services. Instantiating and Invoking Web Services.

9. Globalization.

Introduction. Understanding Localization and Globalization. Implementing Localization for the User Interface. Converting Existing Encodings. Implementing Mirroring. Validating Non-Latin User Input.

10. Working with Legacy Code.

Introduction. Incorporating Existing Code. Using ActiveX Controls. Using COM Components. Using COM+ Components. Using Platform Invoke.

11. User Assistance and Accessibility.

Introduction. Implementing User Assistance. Implementing Accessibility Features.


12. Testing and Debugging a Web Application.

Introduction. Testing. Tracing. Debugging.

13. Deploying a Web Application.

Introduction. Deployment Tools. Deploying a Web Application. Shared Assemblies. Creating Installation Components. Scalable and Reliable Deployment. Methods of Deployment.


14. Maintaining and Supporting a Web Application.

Introduction. Managing a Windows Process. Working with Event Logs. Working with Performance Counters. Designing a Web Application for Performance.

15. Configuring a Web Application.

Introduction. Configuring a Web Application. Configuring Security. Using Caching. Handling Session State. Installing and Configuring Server Services.


Fast Facts.

Creating User Services. Creating and Managing Components and .NET Assemblies. Consuming and Manipulating Data. Testing and Debugging. Deploying a Web Application. Maintaining and Supporting a Web Application. Configuring and Securing a Web Application.

Practice Exam.

Exam Questions. Answers to Exam Questions.


Appendix A. Glossary.
Appendix B. Overview of the Certification Process.

Types of Certification. Certification Requirements.

Appendix C. Whats on the CD-ROM.

PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition.

Appendix D. Using the PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition Software.

Exam Simulation. Question Quality. Interface Design. Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Get More Exams. Customer Service.

Appendix E. Suggested Reading and Resources.

.NET User Assistance. Books. Web Sites.




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