To complete the lessons in this chapter, you should be familiar with developing applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by using Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C#.
Now you can ask questions directly to me on my new site ASPForums. The second lesson in this chapter demonstrates how you can bind to data to allow users to interact with it.The lesson covers using web server controls such as Grid View, Repeater, Details View, and many more.I’ve seen many simple business applications that suffered from over-engineering. NET can now generate a data layer for you by using LINQ to Entities.Many of these smaller applications can take advantage of the simple data-binding techniques built into the Visual Studio ASP. These applications can be created quickly, typically do not require much testing, and allow developers to focus on solving business problems rather than building frameworks and reusable objects that might never realize the goal of reusability. Applications that can benefit from this approach often have a common profile: they typically have compressed schedules, are meant to be websites from beginning to end, and might fill a somewhat temporary need.