CHAPTER 22

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Component-Based Programming

Component-based programming is a simple, elegant idea. When used properly, it allows your code to be more organized, consistent, and reusable. It’s also incredibly easy to implement in a .NET application because you never need to use the Windows registry or perform any special configuration.

A component, at its simplest, is one or more classes that are compiled into a separate DLL assembly file. These classes provide some unit of logically related functionality. You can access a component in a single application, or you can share the component among multiple applications. Your web pages (or any other .NET ...

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