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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 16. Themes and Master Pages

Building a professional web application involves much more than designing individual web pages. You also need the tools to integrate your web pages into a complete, unified website. In this chapter, you'll consider two ASP.NET features that let you do that.

First up is a feature called themes, which let you define the formatting details for various types of controls and seamlessly reuse these formats in multiple pages. Themes make it much easier to standardize your website's look and feel and tweak it later. Once a theme is in place, you can give your entire website a face-lift just by changing the theme definition.

A more impressive innovation is master pages, which let you create reusable page templates. Using ...

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