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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 4. Server Controls

ASP.NET server controls are a fundamental part of the ASP.NET architecture. Essentially, server controls are classes in the .NET Framework that represent visual elements on a web form. Some of these classes are relatively straightforward and map closely to a specific HTML tag. Other controls are much more ambitious abstractions that render a more complex representation from multiple HTML elements.

In this chapter, you'll learn about the different types of ASP.NET server controls and how they're related. You'll also learn how to use validation controls to ensure that the user input matches specific rules before a web page is submitted to the server.

Note

ASP.NET 4 includes the same controls as earlier versions, with two ...

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