The complete guide to developing professional, reusable ASP.NET server controls and components—direct from the insiders who developed the technology.
Web Forms—the page and control framework at the heart of ASP.NET—makes it easier to develop dynamic Web applications. But you can go beyond the controls that ship with ASP.NET—and power up your Web sites and applications—by creating your own server controls. You can also develop and distribute you own controls for commercial use. This comprehensive guide, direct from key insiders, combines conceptual and architectural details with practical, how-to information and real-world code samples to show exactly how to create custom, reusable, professional-quality server controls with rich design-time functionality. It also provides essential information about developing controls that incorporate XML Web services, configuration and the HTTP runtime, packaging, deployment, debugging, and other vital topics. It also introduces the ASP.NET Web Matrix tool for creating Web applications and using server controls.