Saturday, August 23, 2008

Building ASP.NET Web Server Controls using XML and XSLT

XML(Extensible Markup Language) and XSLT(Extensible Style-sheet Language Transformations) are very popular in terms of use in programming. XML has a vast use in web application because of column flexibility and platform independence ability. Because of column flexibility, programmers can increase or decrease a column anytime without changing much code (like different types of address such as home address, office address, etc). On the other hand, XSLT can traverse XML faster which can operate with lots of XML data quickly and can give the application a dynamic layout without touching any single line of code from the code-behind. So the combination of XML and XSLT can show its own strength and beauty which can boost up our application. Normally XSLT can produce plain XML or HTML without any hassle. But in some cases, plain XML or HTML might not work rather than we might need ASP.Net server controls since they have some valuable events (click event, data binding event, data bound event, etc) and other advanced functionality like state management, input validation, etc. If we want to create our ASP.NET server controls by using XML and XSLT then we should follow some procedures. I have described those procedures with example in my article which has been published in 

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1 comment:

Poornima said...

Not able to download the code. Building ASP.NET Web Server Controls using XML and XSLT

can some body tell, where I can find it.