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How to access data using controls and how to persist information between requests.

  1. ASP.NET Data Access - Recommended Resources

    This topic provides links to documentation resources about how to access data in ASP.NET web applications, primarily by using the Entity Framework and SQL Server.

  2. Model Binding and Web Forms in Visual Studio 2013

    By Tom FitzMacken|

    This tutorial series demonstrates basic aspects of using model binding with an ASP.NET Web Forms project. Model binding makes data interaction more straight-forward than dealing with data source ob...

  3. Basic Data Access

    This walkthrough shows you how to create a simple data-bound page by using controls that are specially designed for data access.

  4. Data-Bound Controls

    In this chapter you'll learn how to use data-bound server controls to bind to a data source control to make it easy to display and modify data in your application.

  5. Validating User Input in a Page

    This walkthrough illustrates how to use ASP.NET validator controls to check user input in a page.

  6. State Management

    This article examines the options in ASP.NET that help you preserve data both per page and across the application.

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ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald