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BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 : in C# and VB BOOK ISBN: 978-0-470-18759-3
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Hello Imar,

Thank you for your book. I am only on chapter 4 so far, but have already been benefitting from your clear and comprehensive writing style. I especially appreciate your inclusion of both C# and VB examples side by side. I am finding these helpful for getting a sense of both languages in relation to each other.

Imar, my goal is to develop an AJAX-based Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) site that is accessible to users who experience disabilities (and hence was delighted to see that you have included consideration for this audience in your book, by the way). I realize that WSS and Sharepoint are beyond the scope of this book, but I do wish to build on your lessons to help me to tailor a highly accessible WSS site.

Are you aware of any 'gotchas' or incompatibilities between using the development techniques you describe using Visual Web Developer Express Edition to create solutions to be deployed into a WSS environment?

Thanks a lot.
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Hi Bill,

Glad you're enjoying the book.

I am not a WSS expert so I can't share any gotchas with you. However, WSS heavily depends on the ASP.NET 2.0 framework, so you'll find that many concepts that work in plain ASP.NET also work in WSS. For example, you can use the same type of security features as explained in chapter 15. Also, the control architecture, with controls like Web Parts is similar (to identical) to that used in ASP.NET.

So, I think that in general, you can transfer most of your ASP.NET knowledge directly to WSS. That especially is true for programming skills for VB.NET and C# of course.
Obviously, WSS comes with many features of its own, unrelated to ASP.NET so you still need to dig into that.

Take a look at some technical WSS articles here:


I am pretty sure you'll see some familiar stuff, even more so after you have finished the book.



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