CHAPTER 3

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Types, Objects, and Namespaces

.NET is thoroughly object-oriented. Not only does .NET allow you to use objects, but it demands it. Almost every ingredient you’ll need to use to create a web application is, on some level, really a kind of object.

So, how much do you need to know about object-oriented programming to write ASP.NET web pages? It depends on whether you want to follow existing examples and cut and paste code samples or have a deeper understanding of the way .NET works and gain more control. This book assumes that if you’re willing to pick up a thousand-page book, then you’re the type of programmer who excels by understanding ...

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