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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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5.3. Improving the Currency Converter

Now that you've looked at the basic server controls, it might seem that their benefits are fairly minor compared with the cost of learning a whole new system of web programming. In the next section, you'll start to extend the currency converter application. You'll see how you can "snap in" additional functionality to the existing program in an elegant, modular way. As the program grows, ASP.NET handles its complexity easily, steering you away from the tangled and intricate code that would be required in old-style ASP applications.

5.3.1. Adding Multiple Currencies

The first task is to allow the user to choose a destination currency. In this case, you need to use a drop-down list box. In HTML, a drop-down ...

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