The previous chapter introduced the event-driven and control-based programming model of ASP.NET. This model allows you to create programs for the Web by using the same object-oriented techniques you would use to write an ordinary desktop application.
However, HTML server controls really show only a glimpse of what is possible with ASP.NET’s server control model. To see some of the real advantages, you need to use the richer and more extensible web controls. In this chapter, you’ll explore the basic web controls and their class hierarchy. You’ll also delve deeper into ASP.NET’s event handling and learn the details of the ...