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ASP.NET Syntax

ASP.NET syntax defines the structure, layout, and settings of an ASP.NET page. It also defines the layout for ASP.NET server controls, application code, application configuration, and XML Web services. Any ASP.NET feature can be created in text files with the proper file name extension. These include ASP.NET configuration files, application (global.asax) files, pages, and ASP.NET Web server controls.

In This Section

HTML Server Controls
Details the ASP.NET syntax used to instantiate HTML server controls declaratively on a page.
Web Server Controls
Describe the ASP.NET syntax that you use when creating a Web server control in a text or HTML editor.
Validation Server Controls
Describes the ASP.NET syntax you must use when creating one of the validation controls in a text or HTML editor.
Web Forms Syntax
Defines the markup syntax that you can use to declaratively create an ASP.NET Web Forms page or user control, which are text files that have an .aspx or .ascx file name extension, respectively.
XML Web Services Syntax
Defines the markup syntax that you can use to declaratively create an XML Web service, which is a text file that has an .asmx file name extension.
Global.asax Syntax
Describes each of the sections within global.asax, the application configuration file, and shows the full syntax that each supports.
ASP.NET Regular Expression API Reference
Provides API reference documentation for ASP.NET regular expression classes.

Related Sections

ASP.NET Settings Schema
The ASP.NET configuration section schema contains elements that control how ASP.NET Web applications behave.
Creating ASP.NET Web Applications
Introduces ASP.NET and the features it offers that allow you to create powerful, dynamic Web applications.