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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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5.6. Application Events

In this chapter, you've seen how ASP.NET controls fire events that you can handle in your code. Although server controls are the most common source of events, there's another type of event that you'll occasionally encounter: application events. Application events aren't nearly as important in an ASP.NET application as the events fired by server controls, but you might use them to perform additional processing tasks. For example, using application events you can write logging code that runs every time a request is received, no matter what page is being requested. Basic ASP.NET features like session state and authentication use application events to plug into the ASP.NET processing pipeline.

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