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ASP.NET question

is the .net runtime required by clients who access ASP.NET webpages?

ASP.NET newbie
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

No.

Unless you use Windows Forms controls embedded in a page, which is basically the .Net equivalent of ActiveX controls embedded in a page.

http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickstart/winforms/doc/WinFormsIeSourcing.aspx

Chris Altmann
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

No, the ASP.NET pages generally* put out pure HTML, like vanilla ASP, so you don't need anything special on the client-side (with exception noted above, re Forms).

* Actually, you can get your ASP.NET pages to output XML, images (.gif, etc), PDF, Excel, Word, etc documents too, if you want, but that's another story.

Steve Jones (UK)
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

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