Chapter 29. Creating Custom ASP.NET Providers

IN THIS CHAPTER

ASP.NET 2.0 is built around the concept of providers. In previous versions of ASP.NET, you could customize various aspects of ASP.NET’s behavior, but the methods for doing so and the difficulty of doing so varied greatly from one task to another.

With providers, there is a standard way to customize and replace different aspects of ASP.NET with your own code. With this version of ASP.NET, you can customize how ASP.NET does everything from authentication to authorization and even storing user profiles, session state, and site maps.

This chapter introduces you to the many providers available for your ...

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