Chapter 33. ASP.NET Web Controls, Master Pages, and Themes

The previous chapter concentrated on the composition and behavior of ASP.NET Page objects. This chapter will dive into the details of the web controls that make up a page's user interface. After examining the overall nature of an ASP.NET web control, you will come to understand how to make use of several UI elements including the validation controls and various data binding controls.

The bulk of this chapter will examine the role of master pages and show how they provide a simplified manner to define a common UI skeleton that will be replicated across the pages in your website. Closely related to the topic of master pages is the use of site navigation controls (and a related *.sitemap

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