CHAPTER 5

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Working with Forms and Controls

One of the key areas where ASP.NET shines is developing data-driven web applications. Most ASP.NET web applications are more than collections of HTML pages. They involve a variety of database tasks ranging from simple listings of records to complex database operations. These tasks often include accepting user input, performing validation on the data entered by the user, processing the data on the server, and finally saving it in a data store.

A data-entry page typically presents a set of controls such as text boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, drop-down lists, and similar elements. These controls are ...

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