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HttpHandlers are classes that implement the IHttpHandler and IHttpAsyncHandler interfaces. This section describes how to create and register HttpHandlers and provides examples of a synchronous handler, an asynchronous handler, and a handler factory.

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ASP.NET Request Processing
Introduces ASP.NET handling of HTTP requests.
Creating HttpHandlers
Discusses the creation of synchronous and asynchronous HttpHandlers.
Registering HttpHandlers
Describes how ASP.NET is configured to call an HttpHandler.
HttpHandler Factory
Describes how to generate a new handler instance for each HTTP request.

Related Sections

HTTP Runtime Support
Provides an overview of how to use IHttpModule and IHttpHandler interfaces.
Provides an overview of HttpModules.