Secure access to a Web site by using ASP.NET Login controls and Forms-based authentication.
Create Web Forms that present data from a database using a GridView control.
Update a database from a Web form.
Build Web applications that need to display potentially large volumes of data while minimizing resource use.
In the previous two chapters, you saw how to build a Web site that allowed the user to enter information and validate the data that was entered. In this chapter, you'll learn about creating applications that display data from a database and update the database with any changes made by the user. You will see how to do this in an efficient manner that minimizes use of shared resources, such as the network and the database.
Security is always an important issue, especially when building applications that can be accessed over the Internet. Therefore, you will also see how to configure a Web Forms application to use Forms-based security to verify the identity of the user.