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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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Working with a Session's State

Now that you have grabbed hold of the session state basics, we can sharpen our skills by looking into more technically relevant aspects of session state management. Handling session state is a task that can be outlined in three steps: assigning a session ID, obtaining session data from a provider, and stuffing it into the context of the page. As mentioned, the session state module governs the execution of all these tasks. In doing so, it takes advantage of a couple of additional components: the session ID generator and session state provider. In ASP.NET 2.0 and beyond, both can be replaced with custom components, as we'll discuss later. For now, let's tackle some of the practical issues you face when working with ...

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