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Applied ASP.NET 4 in Context by Adam Freeman

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Understanding Web Forms

I must start this section with a confession: the distinction I have made between the core ASP.NET features in Part II of this book and the Web Forms features in this part is somewhat arbitrary. ASP.NET and Web Forms were developed and delivered together, and they are very tightly integrated. Figure 13-1 shows how I have drawn the dividing line.

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Figure 13-1. Cutting the ASP.NET Web Forms cake

The ASP.NET framework builds on the .NET Framework to provide web application services, whereas Web Forms builds on the ASP.NET framework to make the web application development experience as much like Windows Forms as possible. ...

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