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Windows Presentation Foundation is the technology for writing Windows applications; with ASP.NET you can build web applications that are displayed in any browser. ASP.NET enables you to write web applications in a similar way to Windows applications. This is made possible by server-side controls that abstract the HTML code and mimic the behavior of the Windows controls. Of course, there are still many differences between Windows and web applications because of the underlying technologies — HTTP and HTML — on which web applications are based.
This chapter provides an overview of programming web applications with ASP.NET, how to use web controls, how to deal with state management (which is very different from how it’s handled in Windows applications), how to perform ...