Introducing ASP.NET Web Forms
Until now, all of the examples in this book have focused on console-based and desktop graphical user interfaces created using the WPF platform. The remainder of the text will explore how the .NET platform facilitates the construction of Internet-based applications using a technology named ASP.NET. This and the next two chapters cover ASP.NET Web Forms, and Chapter 34 covers ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API. To begin, you’ll quickly overview a number of key web development concepts (HTTP, HTML, client-side scripting, postbacks) and examine the role of Microsoft’s commercial web server (IIS) as well as that of the IIS Express.