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CORE INTERNET APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH ASP.NET 2.0
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Preface xxi Acknowledgments About the Author
CORE ASP.NET 1
INTRODUCING ASP.NET 2.0 3
Why ASP.NET? 3 Static Versus Dynamic Web Content 4 Competing Dynamic Server Technologies ASP.NET Advantages 8 .NET Framework 8 Components of .NET Framework 10 .NET Execution 14 ASP.NET Web Forms 15 C# Language 21 Web Application Structure 21
Visual Studio 2005 24 Visual Studio Web Projects 25 Web Server Options 26 Tutorial: Creating ASP.NET Web Forms 29 Creating a Web Site in Visual Studio 30 Adding a New Web Form 31 Adding HTML Content to a Web Form 33 Adding Programming Logic 39 Encountering Errors 43 Using the Visual Studio Debugger 46 Summary 50 Exercises 50 Key Concepts 50 References 51
HOW ASP.NET WORKS 53
ASP.NET Event Model 53 Postback 55 View State and Control State 57 Page Lifecycle 58 ASP.NET Code Compilation 72 Compilation Order 76 The Page Class 78 Request 79 Response 80 Server 80 ASP.NET Application Lifecycle 81 User Requests ASP.NET Resource from Server 82 ASP.NET Core Objects Are Created for the Request Assign HttpApplication Object to Request 89 Process Request Using HttpApplication Pipeline 92 Summary 94 Exercises 94 Key Concepts 94...