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Pro ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010, Third Edition by Adam Freeman, Dan Mabbutt, Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 3. Web Forms

ASP.NET pages (officially known as web forms) are a vital part of an ASP.NET application. They provide the actual output of a web application—the web pages that clients request and view in their browsers.

Essentially, web forms allow you to create a web application using the same control-based interface as a Windows application. To run an ASP.NET web form, the ASP.NET engine reads the entire .aspx file, generates the corresponding objects, and fires a series of events. You react to these events using thoroughly object-oriented code.

This chapter provides in-depth coverage of web forms. You'll learn how they work and how you can use them to build simple pages. You'll also get an in-depth first look at the page-processing life ...

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