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Microsoft® Visual Web Developer™ 2008 Express Edition Step by Step by Eric Griffin

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Chapter 5. Using Master Pages

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Create a master page.

  • Understand ContentPlaceHolder controls.

  • Understand Content controls.

  • Attach a master page to an existing ASP.NET page.

  • Create a nested master page.

In the previous chapter, you started creating the personal portal. In that chapter, I talked about organizing your pages in folders, which helps when your site grows in page count and functional complexity. It also helps you maintain the site.

In this chapter, you work with an ASP.NET technology called Master Pages. Master Pages enables you to centralize common markup and code and create a consistent look and feel across your site. Master Pages is a powerful technology of ASP.NET, but it can be very confusing. ...

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