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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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The ASP.NET Component Model

ASP.NET is the key enabling technology for all Web-related functionality provided by the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework is made entirely of an object-oriented hierarchy of classes that span all programming topics for Windows operating systems. Generally speaking, a Web application is made of pages the user requests from a server and that the server processes and returns as markup code—mostly HTML. How the requested resource is processed, and therefore how the markup is generated, is server-specific. In particular, when the resource happens to have an .aspx extension, IIS delegates any further processing to the ASP.NET runtime system.

The ASP.NET runtime transforms the source code of the requested .aspx page into ...

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