Why cannot Viewstate persist across pages ?
Posted on 2004-10-20
I have a funfdamental doubt on Viewstates.
We know from traditional ASP that we can accesshidden fields on one page in the other page.
Now for ASP wweb server controls like labels whose values might be stored in Viewstates, why cannot we access these values on other pages ? The basic question that comes to my mind is that
the Viewstate is also internally stored as __VIEWSTATE hidden field. So how is it different in its accessibility on other pages ?
Any help is greatly appreciated.