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

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ASP .NET and HTML–Universal Browser Support

It may seem on the surface that ASP .NET doesn’t offer much more than ASP. After all, they both end up at the same place and there is nothing you couldn’t do in ASP that you can do in ASP .NET. The main advantage of ASP .NET over ASP is the programming model. Instead of writing ASP scripts or VB web classes you can write your code in Visual Basic or C# and it renders the HTML for you. You are relieved of having to use the Response.Write method to create HTML yourself; ASP .NET does it for you behind the scenes. Well, actually it does a little more than that.

ASP .NET attempts something that has been very elusive ever since there was more than one web browser, universal browser support. Many previous ...

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