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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® ASP.NET by Richard Leinecker

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ASP Architecture Changes

In addition to language changes, you need to consider several other things when converting an application. Unlike the language changes, many of which can be caught by the compiler, most of the changes to ASP architecture generate either a runtime error or possibly no error at all. Either way, you need to test each page to be sure you don’t produce unexpected results.

Configuration

One of the major areas of change is in the way ASP.NET applications are configured. In ASP, configuration was largely done in the Registry and the IIS Metabase. With the exception of some security settings, ASP.NET has all its configuration settings in a human-readable XML file called Web.Config. No longer will you use the Internet Services ...

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