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Building ASP.NET with Microsoft WebMatrix by Steve Lydford

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C H A P T E R  8

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Using Web Helper Packages

As we saw in Chapter 4, WebMatrix helpers are self-contained packages of code and markup designed to enable and encourage reuse and rapid development. So far, we have worked with two of the three types of WebMatrix helpers. We have used built-in, native helpers, such as WebMail and WebSecurity, and created our own custom helpers. In this chapter, we will look at the third type: web helpers.

Web helpers are third-party helpers, downloaded from the Internet and “plugged in” to your site, usually in order to facilitate some sort of interaction with a third-party service. There are many examples of these ...

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