State Management Techniques in Brief

You can manage state in your .NET Web applications using tools available in Internet Information Server (IIS) and within the .NET Framework itself. Many of the IIS tools have not changed for use with ASP.NET but have been updated to be more scalable. The .NET Framework has also added some additional tools you will learn about in this chapter. You'll find several options for managing state, for example:

  • Using Session and Application objects to cache information

  • Using memory and disk cookies to preserve information

  • Using hidden input fields or the URL-embedded data to pass information from one page to another

  • Using the ViewState property of the page to set and retrieve information stored in a StateBag object

  • Using ...

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