Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:49 PM
I'm new to VS and ASP.NET programming world.
I wonder what are user controls, web parts, and visual web parts.
for example, <asp:button> is what?
what's the difference among them.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:40 PMControl. All UserControls, WebParts, and Visual Webparts are Controls. It's not really relevant to you what type of Control Button is underneath.
- Edited by servy42Microsoft Community Contributor Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:43 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:42 PM
<asp:button> - is a server control, which is a managed code assembly (DLL) that generates HTML for display on a web page.
Web parts - are essential specialized server controls. They also have a dll that generates HTML but also have some other pieces that make it possible to add or remove them from a web page at runtime.
User controls are .ascx files that contain a snippet of HTML code (possibly including server controls like <asp:button>s). They can also have a dll that contains code to manipulate the HTML that will be generated for display on a web page. Many people find them easier to work with than server controls or web parts because they have a drag and drop visual editor to position the controls that make up the web part.
Visual Web parts are a new project type in Visual Studio 2010 that provides a traditional web part as a wrapper for a user control. It provides the advantage of a visual editor to develop the interface, but the finished product is a web part that can be added or removed from the web page at runtime in SharePoint.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:08 AM
Thank you, Paul Stork.
I'm not familiar with the mechanism of managed code.
How user controls translated html etc.
do you have any articles?
Again thank you.