Introduction

When I first heard about Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0, I knew that creating ASP.NET 2.0 applications would be a very different sort of experience from development in previous generations of ASP.NET. Scott Guthrie, Microsoft product unit manager in Web Platforms and Tools, introduced ASP.NET 2.0 by stating that the primary goal was a 70 percent reduction in the amount of code developers must produce. I am not certain that a 70 percent code reduction is possible in all cases, but for most Web Forms applications, the amount of code is certainly reduced by at least 50 percent.

It is with that in mind that this book was written. As I worked with early versions of ASP.NET 2.0, I was impressed by how much could be done with very little code. Especially ...

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