Wednesday, May 03, 2006

ASP.Net 2.0, Web Application Project and some other cool stuff

I just started with a conversion from webproject written with ASP.Net 1.1 to ASP.Net 2.0 and I have to say things are running smoother then I expected - if you want to know more you should definitely read Visual Studio 2005 - Introduction to Web Application Projects - you can also start immediately with the download of Visual Studio Web Application Projects RC1. The introduction whitepaper describes the different steps you should follow while performing an upgrade:
  • Step 1: Install the Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project Preview

  • Step 2: Back Up Your Visual Studio .NET 2003 Projects

  • Step 3: Open and Verify your Visual Studio .NET 2003 Web Project

  • Step 4: Migrate the Solution to Visual Studio 2005 - a migration wizard automatically opens when you open the solution file with the Visual Studio 2005

  • Step 5: Verify in Visual Studio 2005 - I only had to remove some naming conflicts as well as some problems with code behind files of Crystal Reports

  • Step 6: Covert Code-Behind Classes to Partial Classes

  • Step 7: Examine and Resolve XHTML Compliance Issues

  • Scott also announced that the final version of the Web Application Project will be available quite soon.

    Now, I can finally all the great ASP.Net features such as master pages, the new gridview controls and the new provider model. For more info, check out the links listed below.

    Some other usefull links:
  • Microsoft .NET Pet Shop 4: Migrating an ASP.NET 1.1 Application to 2.0

  • Visual Studio Web Application Project Site

  • ASP.Net 2.0 Membership, roles, forms authentication and security resources

  • Paging through lots of data efficiently (100,000 records + using Atlas for Ajax refresh updates)

  • Efficient data paging with the ASP.NET 2.0 DataList Control and ObjectDataSource

  • Custom Paging in ASP.NET 2.0 with SQL 2005

  • Sorting Custom Paged Results

  • Scott Guttries "ASP.Net Tips & tricks" presentation & samples from ASP.Net connections

  • Source Code for the Built-in ASP.NET 2.0 Providers Now Available for Download

  • ASP.NET 2.0 Master Pages Introduction

  • ASP.NET 2.0 Master Pages Tips, Tricks and Traps

  • Extending the Gridview control

  • Web Application Project Forums

  • A Crash Course on ASP.NET Control Development: Building Callback Capabilities in ASP.NET Rich Controls

  • Using Javascript along with ASP.Net 2.0

  • No comments: