How Do I: Use the ViewStateMode Property for Managing ViewState?

by Chris Pels

In this video Chris Pels shows how to use the ViewStateMode property when designing ViewState for a web site in ASP.NET. First, the functionality for managing ViewState in ASP.NET prior to ASP.NET 4 is discussed. Next, the ViewStateMode property added in ASP.NET 4 is demonstrated both at the page level and in a sample page with nested child controls. The importance of the hierarchical inheritance of the ViewStateMode property is discussed. Finally, a sample scenario for minimizing ViewState on ASP.NET pages is demonstrated.

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