The topics in this section describe how to create, customize, and manage an ASP.NET Web application (sometimes referred to as a Web site). The topics cover information that pertains to the application or site as a whole, such as the file structure of an ASP.NET Web site, the lifecycle of an application, ways to create a consistent look (themes) and a consistent layout (master pages) for all of the pages in the site, and how to extend the application with custom modules.
Describes an overview of the steps an ASP.NET Web application and individual ASP.NET pages go through during its life cycle. Includes information on how ASP.NET Web sites are compiled at run time, and information on application-level events.
Contains reference documentation for System.Web.UI.WebControls classes that enable you to create Web server controls on a Web page. Web controls run on the server and include form controls such as buttons and text boxes, as well as special purpose controls, such as a Calendar control. These classes enable you to programmatically control these elements on a Web page.