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Visual Basic® .NET by Example by Bob Donald, Gabriel Oancea

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Controls Used on Web Forms

There are two categories of visual controls that can be used to construct Web forms: HTML controls and Web controls. We used the Web control Label in the first example in this chapter.

The HTML controls are grouped in the System.Web.UI.HtmlControls namespace. These controls are a collection of classes that map directly to the standard HTML tags supported by Internet browsers. Using this type of controls allows you to use a scripting language (like JavaScript) to control programmatically the elements of the HTML page. If you are familiar with HTML and ASP development, you may want to use these types of controls. These controls are not discussed in this book because they have almost no connection with the Visual Basic ...

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