What is ASP.NET?

ASP.NET is a server-side web application development framework allowing developers to build web applications, websites, and web services. It was first introduced by Microsoft in early 2002, and in these 14 years, it has undergone a lot of changes.

Basically, ASP.NET has three programming models:

  • ASP.NET Web Forms
  • ASP.NET Web Pages
  • ASP.NET MVC

Even though the end result of all of the preceding programming models is to produce the dynamic web pages effectively, the methodologies that they follow differ from each other. Let us discuss each one of these programming models to understand their principles.

ASP.NET Web Forms

Historically, when ASP.NET was first introduced, ASP.NET Web Forms was the only programming model available to programmers ...

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