Chapter 34. ASP.NET State Management Techniques
The previous two chapters concentrated on the composition and behavior of ASP.NET pages and the web controls they contain. This chapter builds on that information by examining the role of the
Global.asax file and the underlying
HttpApplication type. As you will see, the functionality of
HttpApplication allows you to intercept numerous events that enable you to treat your web application as a cohesive unit, rather than a set of stand-alone
*.aspx files driven by a master page.
In addition to investigating the
HttpApplication type, this chapter also addresses the all-important topic of state management. Here you will learn the role of view state, session and application variables (including the application ...