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ASP.NET 2.0 Programming: Problem Design Solution is aimed at describing, designing, and implementing a site much like the ones you’re probably working on or will be soon, while taking the opportunity to introduce and explain many of the new features that the new great ASP.NET 2.0 framework offers. Difficult problems are addressed head-on so you'll be ready for most of the problems you’ll typically face when writing a modern website, and have one or more solutions ready for them. Unlike many other ASP.NET books that show examples for individual pages or features, the example in this book is an integrated end-to-end site (written in C#). The entire book and site has been written specifically for ASP.NET 2.0, to use the ASP.NET 2.0 features wherever they make sense. The end-result is a website which features a layout with user-selectable themes, a membership system, a content management system for publishing and syndicating articles and photos, polls, mailing lists, forums, an e-commerce store with support for real-time credit card processing, homepage personalization, and localization. The book leads the reader through development of a site with: Account registration, personalization and theming News and events, organized into categories Opinion polls Newsletter Forums E-commerce store with shopping cart and order management Localization Administration of a site will be covered including: Full online back-end administrative section, to manage practically all data from an intuitive user interface Site deployment In building these site features, you'll learn these new ASP.NET 2.0 features: Master pages Theming Personalization & Web parts Membership & Profile modules Personalization The new server-side UI controls such as GridView, DetailsView, FormView, Wizard, MultiView, the new xxxDataSource and navigation controls, among others. The new compilation mode and deployment modes The new framework for instrumenting the site, as well as handling & logging exceptions The new ADO.NET 2.0 features (e.g. caching with database dependency) The new classes for easy distributed transactions Management This book is also available as part of the 5-book ASP.NET 2.0 Wrox Box (ISBN: 0-470-11757-5). This 5-book set includes: Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Special Edition (ISBN: 0-470-04178-1) ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution (ISBN: 0764584642 ) Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Security, Membership, and Role Management (ISBN: 0764596985) Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Server Control and Component Development (ISBN: 0471793507) ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips (ISBN: 0764597663) CD-ROM with more than 1000 pages of bonus chapters from 15 other .NET 2.0 and SQL Server(TM) 2005 Wrox books DVD with 180-day trial version of Microsoft(r) Visual Studio(r) 2005 Professional Edition
Learn how to develop applications for Android mobile devices using simple examples, ready to run with your copy of the software development kit. Author and Android columnist, writer, developer, and community advocate Mark L. Murphy shows you what you need to know to get started on programming Android applications–everything from crafting graphical user interfaces to using GPS, accessing web services, and more! The Android development platform, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest sense, encompassing hundreds of classes beyond the traditional Java classes and open source components that ship with the SDK. Some Android books race through the material, trying to cover as much ground as possible in as few pages as possible. Experienced writer and community advocate Mark Murphy shows you how to develop Android applications simply and with care. The book includes dozens of sample projects, ready to run with your copy of the SDK—not just one huge project where you have difficulty finding the specific examples of the technique you are looking for. You can even get these sample programs online at Apress.com. What you’ll learn Discover what Android is and how to use Android to build Java-based mobile applications for Google Phones G1 and more phones as they hit the market Work with the new Android 1.x SDK Create user interfaces using both the Android Widget framework and the built-in WebKit-powered web browser components Use scripting with BeanShell Work with menu inflation, fonts, SDK tools, rotation events, and more Work with TabActivity, MyLocationOverlay, DDMS, and more Utilize the distinctive capabilities of the Android engine including maps, Internet access, integrated search, media playback, and more Use and create similar sample Android applications for services, content providers, mapping, and location-based services/events. Who this book is for This book is aimed at people new to mobile development, perhaps even to Java itself. Table of Contents The Big Picture Project Structure Inside the Manifest Creating a Skeleton Application Using XML-Based Layouts Employing Basic Widgets Working with Containers Using Selection Widgets Getting Fancy with Lists Employing Fancy Widgets and Containers Applying Menus Fonts Embedding the WebKit Browser Showing Pop-Up Messages Dealing with Threads Handling Activity Lifecycle Events Using Preferences Accessing Files Working with Resources Managing and Accessing Local Databases Leveraging Java Libraries Communicating via the Internet Creating Intent Filters Launching Activities and Sub-Activities Finding Available Actions via Introspection Handling Rotation Using a Content Provider Building a Content Provider Requesting and Requiring Permissions Creating a Service Invoking a Service Alerting Users Via Notifications Accessing Location-Based Services Mapping with MapView and MapActivity Handling Telephone Calls Searching with SearchManager Development Tools Where Do We Go From Here?