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ASP.NET: Collect Customer Order Information on an Internet Site Using XML and Web Forms

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

XML has quickly become the new data structure standard for everything from database access to cross-platform computing. XML is typically considered to be a vehicle for data exchange, dynamic data presentation, and data storage. However, the potential of XML far surpasses those limited applications. This article examines one new use: the gathering of data across a number of forms in an ASP.NET Beta 1 framework application. The sample program is a Web app used for ordering pizza. It uses ASP and C# to gather order information and then stores it in XML. To build the application, several concepts are explained, including data collection, order persistence using cookies, grouping input forms, and formatting the data for display.

Jeff Jorczak

MSDN Magazine September 2001

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