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When is FORM tag needed in ASP.NET?

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If you have a read only ASP.NET page, is the FORM tag needed?  Is it needed only for post backs?
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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if you have no application related to it... <codepage> statement at the very top... you don`t need a form tag... otherwise, you need it.
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by:Viwind
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form is only for a postback.
if the page is read only and has no dynamic content: no back-end code to refer to a control and update control's content, you can bypass form tag and just create a plain HTML in .aspx page.
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by:brettr
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ASP.NET controls still render.  You are saying if I want to use a datasource for those controls, I'll need the FORM tag?  Why is that?
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by:brettr
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>>form is only for a postback.<<

If I have a read only back with a few controls and two of them get their data source from the code behind page, that isn't a postback.  But they will still need the FORM runat=server right?
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by:MaxOvrdrv2
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form is for anything related to the application... read my post... controls, drop-downs, datasources, anything APPLICATION related, you need a form tag.
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by:brettr
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@MaxOvrdrv2

Uh...I'm going to go ahead and so no.  Drag a label onto a form.  Remove the form tags.  Run app.  Notice label (ie, control) still works fine.
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yeah, but try and create that same label in the code-behind and add it dnamically, and see it that works... anything application related = back-end code.
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by:Viwind
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brettr,

why do you want to avoid Form tag?
asp.net pages will easily break with form tags when backend is used and it'll be inconsistent: as some pages have form and some pages don't have form.  It'll be difficult to maintain.

is there a specific requirements on your side to exclude form whenever possible or is it just a learning asp.net process whether to include form or not.


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by:brettr
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@MaxOvrdrv2
Thanks.  Last comment to the point.

>>or is it just a learning asp.net process whether to include form or not.<<
Yes - I'll try to state as much next time.
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