Chapter 4: Leveraging the .NET Framework
In This Chapter
Working with the .NET Framework in ASP.NET websites
Dealing with requests
Using ASP.NET security
Using site maps
Managing files and cookies
Tracing and debugging
Let’s be clear about ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. They are different. ASP.NET has a dependency on the .NET Framework, but it is really defined as the collection of controls that are in Chapter 3, plus others. The .NET Framework brings a different set of tools.
The controls that are in ASP.NET are user experience focused — they focus on the way the user views the application. The tools that are in the Framework are transport focused — focused on passing information back and forth between client and server. If you look at the
System.Web namespace (which is where most of these bits are stored), you’ll quickly see that most of the classes within start with “Http.” There ...