Foreword

ASP.NET IS NOW USED DAILY by more than 2 million professional developers worldwide. It runs some of the most successful Web sites and applications in the world, including the most heavily visited site on the Web today: MySpace.com (which now handles more than 1.5 billion page views each day using ASP.NET 2.0). Every day thousands of new developers begin learning ASP.NET for the first time—supported by an incredible developer community of books, blogs, user groups, forums, and developer Web sites.

Our goal with ASP.NET 2.0 is to enable developers to build rich Web applications faster than ever before. We spent thousands of hours talking with developers and looking at existing applications to identify the common features, patterns, and ...

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