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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 10. Web Forms User Controls

 

Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.

 
 --Wolfgang Goethe

While designing the new version of ASP, Microsoft spent a considerable amount of time developing a powerful and effective extensibility model. As a result, the old ASP was completely redesigned and made fully component-based. In doing this, Microsoft killed two birds with a single stone. For one thing, they could easily integrate the new Web platform—ASP.NET—with the surrounding and emerging .NET Framework. In addition, they came up with a stable and consolidated extensibility model based on inheritance and other object-oriented programming techniques. Enter ASP.NET and its families of controls.

At the highest level of abstraction, ...

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