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Microsoft® ASP.NET 4 Step by Step by George Shepherd

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Chapter 14. Session State

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of managing session state in a Web application.

  • Use the session state manager (the Session object).

  • Configure session state.

  • Be aware of the different possibilities for storing session state with ASP.NET.

This chapter covers managing session state in your ASP.NET application. Programming Web applications requires that you to be very mindful of how the state of your application is distributed at any moment. One of the most important types of state in a Web application is session state—the state associated with a single particular session. Because Web applications are distributed by nature, and because the nature of the HTTP protocol is stateless, keeping ...

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