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ASP.NET Kick Start by Stephen Walther

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Chapter 17. Maintaining Application State

Variables within a Web Form Page do not retain their values between requests. Requesting a Web Form Page is similar to starting and stopping an application. After the page is finished being processed, you must start all over again with a blank slate.

If you need to maintain the value of a variable across multiple page requests, you need to do something special. In this chapter, you learn about three methods of maintaining the state of variables. You will learn

  • How to use View State to retain the state of variables for a particular page

  • How to use Session State to retain the state of variables for a particular user

  • How to use Application ...

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