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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development by James Singleton, Valerio De Sanctis, Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi

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Generating HTML

As discussed in Chapter 1, Introduction to ASP.NET Core, browsers can understand only HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, irrespective of the technology that you use to build the web application. This holds true when building the application in ASP.NET MVC as well.

Most applications get the user input, process the input, and then store the required information in the database to retrieve them later. In the context of web applications, Form HTML elements are used to get the user input.

The following are a couple of ways to generate HTML elements in ASP.NET Core:

  • HTML Helpers
  • Tag Helpers

HTML Helpers are server-side methods that aid in generating HTML elements, which can be understood by the browsers. HTML helpers were the primary method of generating ...

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