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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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33.1. Understanding the Nature of Web Controls

A major benefit of ASP.NET is the ability to assemble the UI of your pages using the types defined in the System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace. As you have seen, these controls (which go by the names server controls, web controls, or Web Form controls) are extremely helpful in that they automatically generate the necessary HTML for the requesting browser and expose a set of events that may be processed on the web server. Furthermore, because each ASP.NET control has a corresponding class in the System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace, it can be manipulated in an object-oriented manner.

When you configure the properties of a web control using the Visual Studio 2010 Properties window, your edits are recorded ...

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