CSP412 - Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET

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Subject Title
Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET

Subject Description
ASP.NET has ushered in a true component based model to Web Application development. With ASP.NET, developers can re-use 3rd party controls to build rich, interactive, event-based application similar to desktop applications. This course is a code-intensive introduction to the ASP.NET's even-driven model to Web Applications and will dive deep into the ASP.NET architecture to fully understand how this model has been designed and implemented.

Credit Status
This subject is part of the .NET Application Development Recognition of Achievement program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the HTTP protocol, it's stateless nature, and it's architectural goals
2. Develop, configure, deploy and test ASP.NET applications.
3. Understand the ASP.NET Page/control life-cycle.
4. Understand ASP.NET data binding.
5. Create custom controls and user controls using C#.
6. Understand the ASP.NET HTTP Pipeline, the role it plays, and how to extend the pipeline objects.
7. Implement ASP.NET security using the Membership and Role Provider models.
8. Understand the AJAX 1.0 control library and how to create your own AJAX controls.
9. Trace and debug ASP.NET applications.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

CSP410 or CSP411 and/or previous experience developing with C#.  In addition, students should have fundamental understanding of Javascript, HTML, CSS and DOM.

Topic Outline

Setting up your development environment

  • Visual Studio .NET
  • IIS

Introducing Web Forms
  • The System.Web.UI.Page class
  • Page processing
  • Events and Event Handling

Separating UI from Business Logic
  • Code Behind


  • Page
  • Control
  • Reference

Introduction to Controls
  • HTML Controls
  • Server Controls

Intrinsic Objects
  • HTTP Request Object
  • HTTP Response Object
  • HTTP Server Utility Object

Overview of ASP.NET Web Server controls
  • UI and Layout controls (e.g. Button, Link, etc)
  • Data controls
  • Validation Controls
  • Login Controls

Managing State

The global.asx file

Creating Web User Controls

Creating Custom Controls

Redirecting the request

Caching for performance and scalability

Master Pages

Themes and Skins

Security with Membership and Role provider models

Introduction to AJAX

Leveraging ASP.NET AJAX controls

Deployment and Configuration Issues


Testing and Debugging 

Mode of Instruction
This course will be taught via class lectures and discussions, augmented with visual aids and supplemented by hands-on labs and exercises. 

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
The following course materials will be provided:Pro ASP.NET 4.5 in C#
(V & L)

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
This subject is part of the .NET Application Development program. Those students choosing to pursue their .NET Application Recognition of Achievement are required to complete a final assignment or test. The passing mark for each assignment/test is 70%. All courses are graded as SAT (Satisfactory) for students who achieve 70% or higher or UNSAT (Unsatisfactory) for less than 70%. 

Approved by: Denis Gravelle