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IronPython in Action by Christian Muirhead, Michael Foord

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Chapter 11. IronPython and ASP.NET

This chapter covers

  • ASP.NET concepts

  • Building a web-based document editor

  • Handling view state

  • Creating reusable controls

So far we’ve been focusing on using IronPython with Windows Forms to construct rich desktop applications, but the .NET platform also provides a high-level framework for building web applications: ASP.NET.

ASP.NET includes lots of goodies for web development. It provides a powerful page model where server-to-client round-tripping of data is handled automatically, removing the need for a lot of the boilerplate code in a web application. The .NET class library has a huge range of classes for solving different problems, and ASP.NET also comes with a large number of its own built-in components for user ...

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