CHAPTER 2

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Putting ASP.NET in Context

In the previous chapter, we dived in and showed you how to create your first ASP.NET application. It’s time to take a step back and put what we showed you in context, explaining the nature and purpose of the ASP.NET Framework. In this chapter, we give you a high-level overview of the ASP.NET Framework and describe the rest of the book.

An Overview of the ASP.NET Framework

The structure of the ASP.NET Framework is shaped by its history. Microsoft started developing ASP.NET in the late 1990s, at a time when a lot of its customers were developing Windows applications using Visual Basic. Microsoft created ASP.NET ...

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