6.6. A Simple Web Page

Now that you've had a whirlwind tour of the basic web control model, it's time to put it to work with the second single-page utility. In this case, it's a simple example for a dynamic e-card generator. You could extend this sample (for example, allowing users to store e-cards to the database), but even on its own, this example demonstrates basic control manipulation with ASP.NET.

The web page is divided into two regions. On the left is an ordinary <div> tag containing a set of web controls for specifying card options. On the right is a Panel control (named pnlCard), which contains two other controls (lblGreeting and imgDefault) that are used to display user-configurable text and a picture. This text and picture represents ...

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