An important innovation in ASP.NET is server controls. They provide an event model that is startlingly similar to Windows GUI programming, and they encapsulate browser dependencies. They integrate seamlessly into the Visual Studio development environment. The end result is an extremely powerful tool for Web development.
We have been using server controls from the very beginning of the chapter, where we presented our “Hello” program. In this section we will look at server controls more systematically, and we will see a number of examples of interesting controls.
The most important kind of control in ASP.NET is the Web Forms server control or just Web control. These are new controls provided by the .NET Framework, with ...