Chapter 10. ASP.NET and Web Forms

An important part of .NET is its use in creating Web applications through a technology known as ASP.NET. Far more than an incremental enhancement to Active Server Pages (ASP), the new technology is a unified Web development platform that greatly simplifies the implementation of sophisticated Web applications. In this chapter we introduce the fundamentals of ASP.NET and cover Web Forms, which make it easy to develop interactive Web sites. In Chapter 11 we cover Web Services, which enable the development of collaborative Web applications that span heterogeneous systems.

What Is ASP.NET?

We begin our exploration of ASP.NET by looking at a very simple Web application. Along the way we will establish a test bed for ASP.NET ...

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