Chapter 11. Web Site Navigation

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand ASP.NET support for navigation and site maps.

  • Implement a site map using an XML data source.

  • Use the site map to power the ASP.NET navigation controls.

  • Capture and respond to site map navigation events.

One of the major issues facing Web site users is figuring out how to move around sites effectively. Web sites are often hierarchical in nature, and pages are sometimes nested several layers deep. Users can find themselves asking such questions as, “Where am I now?” and “Where can I go from here?” This chapter covers the support that ASP.NET provides for addressing the issue of Web site navigation.

The art of Web site design has progressed far enough that some ...

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