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Inside Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 by Daniel Larson, Ted Pattison

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Designing Site Pages by Using Controls

We have dealt with the nuts and bolts of site pages, page templates, and safe mode processing. It is now time to take a step back and discuss the development of page templates from a design perspective. In particular, we will discuss how to construct page templates by adding server-side controls to obtain the functionality and user interface components that you need.

In the ASP.NET programming model, two categories of server-side controls exist: custom controls and user controls, both of which are useful when designing page templates. Custom controls are more lightweight and must be compiled into an assembly DLL before being deployed to the front-end Web server. User controls are more productive because you ...

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