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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 4 by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 7. Working with the Page

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

Wolfgang Goethe

Authoring an ASP.NET page is not simply a matter of putting together a well-organized hierarchy of server controls, literals, and JavaScript script blocks. That’s definitely a fundamental step, but it’s only the first step. First and foremost, a Web page is part of the presentation layer of a Web application. This means that the page is responsible for coordinating some user interface tasks aimed at providing end users with key information regarding bad requests and run-time anomalies, localized messages, and preferences.

Momentarily leaving aside any discussion on possible best practices for layering an ASP.NET Web Forms application, ...

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