Chapter 9. Web Form Basics

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In this hour, we will cover

  • How user input is gathered through HTML

  • What a Web Form is

  • Using a Web Form in an ASP.NET web page

  • Identifying properties of Web Forms

  • Collecting user input in an ASP.NET web page

  • Examining how the Web Form persists the state of its Web controls

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To create a useful web application, we must be able to somehow collect user input and return to the user a web page customized to the input entered. For example, search engines like Google accept a user’s search term and then display a page with the results based on the search query. Sites like Amazon.com read a shopper’s credit card numbers so that they can correctly bill shoppers for their purchases.

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