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Programming Microsoft® Web Forms by Douglas J. Reilly

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Chapter 6. Custom Controls

As I mentioned earlier in this book, a goal for Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 was a 70 percent reduction in the amount of code. To the extent that this goal was met, it was because of new controls that eliminate a great deal of coding. For instance, the DataSource control, covered in Chapter 5, eliminates much of the procedural coding required by previous versions of ASP.NET to provide data to controls. The GridView control, also covered in Chapter 5, allows fairly complete display of information from the database without any procedural code. In Chapter 7, you will learn ...

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