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ASP.Net View State

ASP.Net View State. The extent of my knowledge up until this week consisted of:

  • It a base64 encoded string that exists in a hidden field in the page

There is apparently significantly more to this beast than that. I’m not going to re-hash it here, as there are some really good articles on it already. I highly recommend this article in particular. When combined with the MSDN ASP.Net Page Object help it gives an excellent picture of exactly where view state sits in the scheme of a web page, and it’s intented use. Continue reading