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  • User-1976489802 posted


    Just wanted to know of any good books on ASP.NET. I've used ASP.NET before but only briefly and now want to take it to another level. I've bought  ' ASP.NET Unleashed' by Stephen Walther but I havent found it that useful yet as its only a reference. Does anyone know of any good books that have helped them through development . Although I'm a beginner, I dont want a book that is too basic in order to throw it away after a few months. Apart from books what would be the best way to get into ASP.NET? Also does anyone know of any good C# books for beginners?



    Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:55 AM

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  • User-1205307838 posted

    1) the book you have it is VERY good (keep it)

    2) there is a lot of help , tutorials here:

    3) and buy member ship at http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/ - they have tons of very good videos for everyone. I have lifetime membership with them for few years now & i always find something interseting there


    Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:50 PM
  • User-1976489802 posted
    What do people think of the Wrox  books?
    Saturday, January 13, 2007 9:31 PM
  • User1906100655 posted
    Wrox and Apress have the best of authors. Plus..... they have a huge range of books.

    I suggest you to pick up few good books, read them and move for other book. You will learn few good things from all the books you read. One book  and one author is not sufficient for a massive asp.net.

    Keep a tab on amazon, wrox and apress and other sites for books.

    Read this books section too regularly.

    I hope i am clear now.

    Saturday, January 13, 2007 10:27 PM
  • User1188172786 posted

    I've gotten used to the Wrox layout of their books.  I generally prefer them for beginner and mid-level topics.  No one has really wow'd me from an advanced topics perspective yet.  Maybe Apress but I need more books than I have to judge.


    Tuesday, January 16, 2007 1:35 PM
  • User-1976489802 posted
    There are quite a few books on ASP.NET 2.0 that wrox publishes. Does anyone know which ones are the best for beginners? Have you used any of them? What's your verdict? Please give your thoughts as I will need to buy one.
    Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:01 PM
  • User-567059494 posted



             Go through these books if you are a beginner.

           WROX-  ASP.NET WITH VB.NET 1.0

                        ASP.NET WITH C# 1.0

          When you feel your self litle comfortable in the above two book then go for UNLEASHED asp.net 2.0(This is a very good book with an indepth knowlege of every topic) I donot remember the publisher. You just tell the name Unleashed and they will understand.there is only one book in the market with that name.



    Wednesday, January 17, 2007 1:51 AM
  • User201647903 posted

    Check out this site for good ASP.Net Books http://computerbookreviews.blogspot.com/ this one http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/1890774316/103-3139108-3291803 is specifically for ASP.Net 2.0 for C# and has 4.5 stars. 

    Also, I have heard rave reviews for http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/0672328232/103-3139108-3291803 it has 4.5 stars too!

    I also recommend http://astore.amazon.com/computerprogrammingbooks-20/detail/1590594967/103-3139108-3291803 - I have this one (for VB) and it is very good.  I hope this helps [:)]



    Sunday, November 4, 2007 1:00 AM
  • User937138743 posted

    You can use Wrox Or O'relly book (Begining version). Which will help you to get the initial knowledge.

    Also you get free books from : http://www.pdfchm.com


    Sunday, November 4, 2007 3:20 AM
  • User-1853252149 posted

    I've got shelves full of ASP.NET books (Amzon loves me, and as long as I occasionally order some sappy romance who-dunnit for her, my wife still does too...).  Most used is still ASP.NET Unleashed by Walther.  It's an okay learning book but it's a phenomenal reference.  My personal preference when learning were (still are):

    ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution by Marco Bellinaso
    Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Special Edition by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader, and Farhan Muhammad
    Professional ASP.NET 2.0 by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Farhan Muhammad, and Srinivasa Sivakumar
    Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 in VB 2005: From Novice to Professional by Matthew MacDonald
    ASP.NET 2.0 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Doug Lowe, Ken Cox, and Jeff Cogswell

    Either of the Professional ASP.NET 2.0 will be okay, you don't really need both.  I like Wrox's Programmer to Programmer series, and the Dummies book still gets used occasionally as a reference.  The Problem - Design - Solution books have always been great for me to learn from.  I've had other books that were good as well, but more specific, AJAX, Master Pages, Security, etc.


    Monday, November 19, 2007 11:19 AM
  • User-1311022226 posted

    I never tried ASP.NET Unleashed. My favorite ASP.NET book is ASP.NET for Dummies. You can peak through a free demo at


    I also used the Wrox Starter Kit, but it was nothing more than that. Not that useful.
    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:57 PM
  • User2145227788 posted


    Can you please suggest any books on using JavaScript in Asp.Net (especially using JavaScript in Master and Content pages)? I cant find any suggestions in the web.  All I found was links to MSDN and few other blogs explaining about integrating JavaScript in Asp.Net but I feel it does not help a beginner like me.





    Friday, June 11, 2010 6:02 AM
  • User-1631963038 posted

    Appendix D at the end of the PDF document link below has a list of the best ASP.NET books that I've found:



    The PDF is 10 meg but the list is catagorized by type of books.  There's a reference to a really good book on ASP.NET internal architecture.   And you already know about Walther's book.  Also, Appendix B of the PDF file has a nice introduction to table-less web page design using just CSS elements.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:35 AM
  • User-1631963038 posted

    See my other post in this thread.  The PDF file I referenced also provides a good list of Javascript books. 

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:36 AM
  • User-319574463 posted

    Apart from books what would be the best way to get into ASP.NET?

    Get a subscription to http://www.learnvisualstudio.net!

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:39 AM
  • User918508837 posted

     There are really a lot of books and videos on the net.

    It depends on your experience and background, say you're a novice to Web, then the intro videos would be just fine for you, and some 'beginner' series book. On the other hand, if you're an experienced developer, say Windows app developer, then a 'professional' series book would be good for you as learning through videos do not work as well as it is usually explained in books in a systematical manner.

    My advise: "Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 Second Edition" by APress


    Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:31 PM
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    Sunday, August 1, 2010 1:17 PM
  • User-1148431695 posted


    You can try books from APress or Wrox. Usually these books contains detailed information about all the topics (basics to advance).

    Also, the best way to get into ASP.NET is visit forums and participate in different threads by solving issues posted by others. You can also visit the forum "Getting Started" which provides information on how to start in ASP.NET.

    I hope this helps. 

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:36 AM
  • User336344729 posted

    "This book is by far the best computer programming book I have ever bought. You can go into my upstairs closet and find 20-30 books that I have purchased since the days of VB6. All of them have a few useful pages in them, but all together, they could not add up to as much information as you have given me in the first 11 chapters of this book."

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 3:52 AM
  • User-557560312 posted

    Try Professional ASP.NET 4 by Wrox. This book really covers everything - topics required from a beginner's perspective to an advance programmer's guide.

    By the way, any Wrox publication is great!

    Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:24 AM
  • User-1546444994 posted

    No offense, but I find those Unleased books not useful for learning. I have tried it once and never buy those Unleased books while I need to learn. (And if I need reference, I would just go online to check. Why waste your money while you can get it online?) For beginner, that is a hard book to use for learning. Why buy a reference book while you need to learn? It is like picking up a foriegn language dictionary while you don't speak any. Well someone can learn a new language that way, but ordinally folks (i.e. me) have to learn it in a proper way.

    O'reilly book "Learning ASP.NET" is a good starting point. I have never regret in purchasing any O'reilly books.

    Monday, January 10, 2011 11:09 PM
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