Brief Introduction to Web Applications

This chapter will serve as an introduction to Web applications. It will provide some basic background to building Web applications that use Microsoft ADO.NET to communicate with your database. Along the way, we’ll learn a little about data binding, the pros and cons of various ASP.NET caching options, paging, and submitting updates. Most of the examples will focus on the most powerful and flexible of the ASP.NET data-bound controls: the GridView control, which is the successor to the DataGrid control from ASP.NET 1.0.

ASP.NET Makes Building Web Applications Easier

To build a Web application, you write code that runs in a Web server that generates HTML that the browser will translate into a Web page. You also ...

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