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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Building Websites with Web Forms

For many years, ASP.NET has been evolving website development with a rich set of server-side controls that do a lot of the client-server communication and HTML rendering tough stuff on the developer’s behalf. Visual Studio 2015 continues to enable developers to take advantage of this design-time richness and productivity. However, modern, responsive UIs that leverage the many JavaScript frameworks often require more direct access to the HTML and CSS than what is available when the HTML is emitted on your behalf (as it is in Web Forms). For this reason, Web Forms have diminished in popularity (for new development) in favor of ASP.NET MVC and SPAs. That said, there are still many business applications taking big ...

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