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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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5.8. The Last Word

This chapter presented you with your first look at web applications, web pages, and configuration. You should now understand how to create an ASP.NET web page and use HTML server controls.

HTML controls are a compromise between web controls and traditional ASP.NET programming. They use the familiar HTML elements but provide a limited object-oriented interface. Essentially, HTML controls are designed to be straightforward, predictable, and automatically compatible with existing programs. With HTML controls, the final HTML page that is sent to the client closely resembles the original .aspx page.

In the next chapter, you'll learn about web controls, which provide a more sophisticated object interface that abstracts away the ...

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