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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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The Server Object

In the all-encompassing container represented by the HttpContext object, a few popular objects also find their place. Among them are Server, Request, and Response. They are old acquaintances for ASP developers and, indeed, they are feature-rich elements of the ASP.NET programming toolkit. The set of properties and methods still makes these objects a fundamental resource for developers. Let's learn more about them, starting with the Server object.

The functionality of the ASP intrinsic Server object in ASP.NET is implemented by the HttpServerUtility class. An instance of the type is created when ASP.NET begins to process the request and is then stored as part of the request context. The bunch of helper methods that HttpServerUtility ...

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