Until now, all of the example applications in this text have focused on console-based and desktop GUI-based front ends. In the next three chapters, you'll explore how the .NET platform facilitates the construction of browser-based presentation layers using a technology named
ASP.NET. To begin, you'll quickly review a number of key web-centric concepts (HTTP, HTML, client-side scripting, and server-side scripting) and examine the role of Microsoft's commercial web server (IIS) as well as the
ASP.NET development web server,
With this web primer out of the way, the remainder of this chapter concentrates on the structure of
ASP.NET web pages (including the single-page and code-behind model) ...