Chapter 32. Implementing Form Validation Using ASP.NET

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The Need for Form Validation

You’re no doubt familiar with the saying “Garbage in, garbage out.” Web applications that require data entry by users provide the perfect opportunity to put that old saying into practice. Try as you might, you can never predict the actions of users of your Web site. That’s why you must take every opportunity to prevent any user from shooting himself or herself in the foot, or worse yet, corrupting your data with bad input.

Web developers have always struggled with implementing robust form validation. Many Web developers are not experts at client-side ...

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