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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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The Life Cycle of a Web Form

The biggest difference between Windows Forms controls and Web Forms controls is that while the Web Forms control is visibly displayed on the user’s screen, no instance of the control exists on the server. This seems to be a difficult concept for many programmers to grasp. It is not a new concept either, because it was just as true with ASP. It makes sense when you understand that all server-side scripts or compiled programs only execute for brief moments at a time. Usually it is the amount of time between a request and a response. This is very different from Windows programs which execute for as long as the user wants, until they close the program.

Why am I going into this in a discussion of Web forms data binding? ...

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