Chapter 14. Connecting Web Parts


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Up to now you’ve focused on one Web Part at a time, but in this chapter I’ll show you how to get your Web Parts to work together. By creating connections, you ensure that one Web Part can communicate with other Web Parts using specific contracts. For instance, say you have a Web Part containing a list of orders; when a user selects one of the orders, another Web Part shows its details. Connected Web Parts are often used in dashboards and reporting scenarios in which you’d like to “slice and dice” the information. You can configure the connections in code or directly in the user ...

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