Chapter 32. Building ASP.NET Web Pages

Until now, all of the examples in this book have focused on console-based and desktop graphical user interfaces created using the WPF API. The remainder of the text will 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 development concepts (HTTP, HTML, client-side scripting, postbacks) and examine the role of Microsoft's commercial web server (IIS) as well as that of the ASP.NET development web server.

With this brief 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) and ...

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