Chapter 17 Advanced Topics

This chapter covers some of the author team’s favorite tips for working with ASP.NET. These nuggets of wisdom were either too complicated to include in a previous chapter or didn’t quite fit the category, but were too good to leave out!

How can I tell what’s going on behind the scenes?

Sometimes, you really need to know what’s going on behind the scenes—especially if ASP.NET isn’t behaving quite as you expect. For example, you might call System.Web.DoSomeStuff and find that it’s not doing what you expected. Of course, your first step should be to perform a web search for System.Web.DoSomeStuff, but if that comes up empty, fear not—you still have options.

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