Category Archives: Wrox

Build effective user interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

WPF Programmer’s Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4

Rod Stephens

ISBN: 9788126525942

Paperback/ 624 pages/ April 2010/ INR 549

Build effective user interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is included with the Windows operating system and provides a programming model for building applications that provide a clear separation between the UI and business logic. Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts.

Packed with helpful examples, this reference progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. You’ll quickly start building applications while you learn how to use both Expression Blend and Visual Studio to build UIs. In addition, the book addresses the needs of programmer who write the code behind the UI and shows you how operations can be performed using both XAML and C#.

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All-time best selling books on ASP.NET 4

 Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB

Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader

ISBN: 9788126525997 

 Paperback/ 1536 pages/April 2010/

Wiley India List Price: INR 699.00

Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB was written to introduce you to the features and capabilities that ASP.NET 4 offers, as well as to give you an explanation of the foundation that ASP.NET provides. We assume you have a general understanding of Web technologies, such as previous versions of ASP.NET, Active Server Pages 2.0/3.0, or JavaServer Pages. If you understand the basics of Web programming, you should not have much trouble following along with this book’s content.

If you are brand new to ASP.NET, be sure to check out Beginning ASP.NET 4: In C# and VB by Imar Spaanjaars (Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2010) to help you understand the basics.

In addition to working with Web technologies, we also assume that you understand basic programming constructs, such as variables, For Each loops, and object-oriented programming.

You may also be wondering whether this book is for the Visual Basic developer or the C# developer. We are happy to say that it is for both! When the code differs substantially, this book provides examples in both VB and C#.

This book explores the 4 release of ASP.NET. It covers each major new feature included in ASP.NET 4 in detail.

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Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

Imar Spaanjaars

ISBN: 9788126526055/  Paperback/ 840 pages/ April 2010

Wiley India List Price: INR 549.00

Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB is for anyone who wants to learn how to build rich and interactive web sites that run on the Microsoft platform. With the knowledge you gain from this book, you create a great foundation to build any type of web site, ranging from simple hobby-related web sites to sites you may be creating for commercial purposes.

Anyone new to web programming should be able to follow along because no prior background in web development is assumed although it helps if you do have a basic understanding of HTML and the web in general. The book starts at the very beginning of web development by showing you how to obtain and install Visual Web Developer. The chapters that follow gradually introduce you to new technologies, building on top of the knowledge gained in the previous chapters.

Do you have a strong preference for Visual Basic over C# or the other way around? Or do you think both languages are equally cool? Or maybe you haven’t made up your mind yet and want to learn both languages? Either way, you’ll like this book because all code examples are presented in both languages!

Even if you have some experience with prior versions of ASP.NET, you may gain a lot from this book. Although many concepts from previous versions are brought forward into ASP.NET 4, you’ll discover there’s a lot of new stuff to be found in this book, including an introduction to the ADO.NET Entity Framework, the inclusion of jQuery, ASP.NET AJAX, the many changes to the ASP.NET 4 Framework, and much more.

This book teaches you how to create a feature-rich, data-driven, and interactive web site called Planet Wrox. Although this is quite a mouthful, you’ll find that with Visual Web Developer 2010, developing such a web site isn’t as hard as it seems. You’ll see the entire process of building a web site, from installing Visual Web Developer 2010 in Chapter 1 all the way up to putting your web application on a live server in Chapter 19.

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All-time bestselling books on ASP.NET 4

Everything you need to know to plan and maintain a Joomla! site

Joomla! offers powerful functionality and ease of configuration, making it an immensely popular open source content management system. However, far more than simply downloading and installing Joomla! is required in order to create a dynamic web site. This book walks you through the critical steps that must be taken in the planning process prior to establishing a Joomla! site. Joomla! expert Jen Kramer reviews essential questions that need to be asked of a client, discusses technical solutions to a variety of challenges, and explains how a site structure should be organized.


Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site

Jen Kramer

ISBN: 978-8-1265-2562-1 

Paperback/ 360 pages /March 2010

Wiley India List Price: INR 399.00


Topics Covered:

  • I Want a Web Site and I Want It Blue — How Much Will That Cost?
  • Choosing the Right Technologies to Solve the Business Problem
  • Downloading and Installing Joomla!
  • A Brief Tour of the Joomla! Administration Interface
  • Creating and Configuring Menus
  • Installing and Configuring
  • Modules That Come with Joomla
  • Components That Come with Joomla!
  • Plug-Ins That Come with Joomla!
  • Adding Extensions to Joomla!
  • Home Page Tips and Tricks
  • Custom Templates
  • Advanced Template and CSS Tricks
  • Site Maintenance and Training

Once the groundwork has been laid, you’ll discover how to host and install Joomla!, and upgrade and maintain your Joomla! site.

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