JScript .NET, Part VII: Consuming add from ASP.NET
ASP.NET (Active Server Pages) is one of the alternatives to interact with a server. Other competitors are JSP (Java Server Pages) which is popular on Unix, and PHP which is open source software. ASP.NET also supports both the Visual Basic and C# scripting languages. To learn more on ASP.NET go here. In this column, we'll teach you just enough to understand what's going on, who is calling whom, and how data is passed around.
The syntax of ASP.NET is very similar to HTML. It is based on tags, also called controls. Each tag has its own parameters which control its appearance and behavior. You can mix ASP.NET and HTML tags. The ASP.NET tags run on the server, while the HTML tags run on the client. The information displayed by the browser is regular HTML; so you don't know exactly, just by looking at the browser, what is running where. The ASP.NET tags have two parameters in common:
ID parameter is used for event handlers and other references.
Here is the list of ASP.NET tags (controls):
In this column, we will use just two of the above:
asp:TextBox. Usually, you will use these controls inside a
FORM tag which includes the directive
RUNAT="server". This form is also known as the ASP.NET Web form, as opposed to the ASP.NET Windows form, used in Windows-based applications. As in HTML, ASP.NET is case insensitive.
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