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Although ASP.NET MVC continues to grow in popularity, Microsoft estimates that between 80% and 90% of their customer base is still using ASP.NET Web Forms as their development platform of choice (Damian Edwards, ASP.NET program manager, Build Conference 2012).

It should thus come as no surprise that Microsoft continues to invest in the improvement of the ASP.NET Web Forms framework. ASP.NET MVC is, of course, built on top of ASP.NET Web Forms. As a result, many of these enhancements will also affect ASP.NET MVC developers—so please don’t skip this chapter!

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