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Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Creating Web Applications with ASP.NET

A Web application that uses ASP.NET typically consists of one or more ASP.NET pages or Web forms, code files, and configuration files.

A Web form is held in an .aspx file, which is essentially an HTML file with some Microsoft .NET–specific tags. An .aspx file defines the layout and appearance of a page. Often each .aspx file has an associated code file containing the application logic for the components in the .aspx file, such as event handlers and utility methods. A directive (a special tag) at the start of each .aspx file specifies the name and location of the corresponding code file. ASP.NET also supports application-level events, which are defined in Global.asax files.

Each Web application can also have ...

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