Chapter 20. Building Web Applications

Developing web applications in Visual Studio 2010 is similar to developing traditional desktop applications. You drag and drop controls onto a form and build your business logic with your language of choice — in our case, Visual Basic 2010. However, as you will see, there are also many differences. There are underlying technologies of which you, the developer, should have a solid understanding, and there are additional control sets to work with and some fundamental differences in the way the standard controls behave. Another important difference between web and desktop applications is the way the application state is managed. In desktop applications, the application state is implicit and it is managed by the ...

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