State Management Questions

What is View State?
View State allows the state of objects (serializable) to be stored in a hidden field on the page. View State is transported to the client and back to the server, and is not stored on the server or any other external source. View State is used the retain the state of server-side objects between postabacks.

What is the lifespan for items stored in View State?
Item stored in View State exist for the life of the current page. This includes post backs (to the same page).

What does the “EnableViewState” property do? Why would I want it on or off?
It allows the page to save the users input on a form across post backs. It saves the server-side values for a given control into View State, which is stored as a hidden value on the page before sending the page to the clients browser. When the page is posted back to the server the server control is recreated with the state stored in view state.

What are the different types of Session state management options available with ASP. NET?
ASP. NET provides In-Process and Out-of-Process state management. In-Process stores the session in memory on the web server. This requires the a “sticky-server” (or no load-balancing) so that the user is always reconnected to the same web server. Out-of-Process Session state management stores data in an external data source. The external data source may be either a SQL Server or a State Server service. Out-of-Process state management requires that all objects stored in session are serializable.

Explain the code behind wors and contrast that using the inline style.
Different types of HTML,Web and server controls (also how Server control validation controls work)

Difference between user and server controls
Server controls are built-in. User controls are created by the developer to allow for the reuse of controls that need specific functionality.

How server form post-back works (perhaps ask about view state as well).
By default all pages in .NET post back to themselves. The view state keeps the users input updated on the page.

Can the action attribute of a server-side <form> tag be set to a value and if not how can you possibly pass data from a form page to a subsequent page.
No, You have to use Server. Transfer to pass the data to another page.

What is the role of global.asax.
Store global information about the application

How would ASP and ASP. NET apps run at the same time on the same server?
Yes

What are good ADO. NET object’s) to replace the ADO Record set object.
There are alot…but the base once are SqlConnection, OleDbConnection, etc…

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