Chapter 4: Leveraging the .NET Framework

In This Chapter

check.png Working with the .NET Framework in ASP.NET websites

check.png Dealing with requests

check.png Using ASP.NET security

check.png Using site maps

check.png Managing files and cookies

check.png 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 ...

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