Any Good Books on Building controls

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by GaryB, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. GaryB

    GaryB Guest

    I just bought a book entitled "Developing Microsoft server controls
    and components." It shows how to build controls using C#, with code
    embedded in aspx pages instead of code behind, using the SDK instead of
    Visual Studio. I don't think anyone really develops code that way.

    Are there any books that show how to do this in an environmnt that we would
    really use? Using Visual Studio, code-behind, and in my case VB?
    GaryB, Nov 24, 2004
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    Paul Ingles Guest


    I've only really seen that book, and have looked through it on various
    occasions to understand more about databinding, templating etc. From what I
    read it actually seemed pretty good.

    The code samples may well have used code embedded in the ASPX pages but
    that's not really the focus of the book -- putting the code in one place
    makes it easier to read, it's easy to see how you would wire the code to use
    code-behind instead. Server controls will more often than not get put in
    separate class libraries and then referenced by web projects, the use of
    code-behind is a web-project issue rather than a control one.

    Likewise with the SDK, not everybody will be using Visual Studio so using
    standard tools makes sense, and again, the aim of the book ought to be on
    showing how the underlying ASP.NET and .NET plumbing enables you to
    accomplish certain things, in which case, a book showing you how to add
    classes to a project etc. would be a little worthless.

    With regards to VB, I don't know but I have seen times where people have
    produced both VB and C# versions of books, there may be another edition that
    includes VB code. However, it ought to be relatively easy to read the C# and
    convert it to VB.

    Paul Ingles, Nov 24, 2004
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    Griff Guest

    There is a post initiated by me in the newsgroup "aspnet.webcontrols" called
    "Books" (13-Oct) which may be of some help.

    Griff, Nov 24, 2004
  4. GaryB

    admin Guest

    Nikhil's book really is the best you can find -- he pretty much designed the server control model of ASP.NET (he's a developer on the ASP.NET team).<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Rob
    admin, Nov 27, 2004
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