ASP.NET Page Life Cycle Diagram

The following diagram shows some of the most important methods of the System.Web.UI.Page class that you can override in order to add code that executes at specific points in the page life cycle. It also shows how these methods relate to page events and control events.

A preliminary version of the diagram was added to the ASP.NET 4 Beta 2 page life cycle documentation on MSDN. The updated diagram that is shown below will appear on that page when ASP.NET 4 is released.


Comments and suggestions about how to improve the diagram are welcome. It is shown here smaller than actual size in order to fit within the horizontal size limitations of this blog.

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ASP.NET User Education
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ASP.NET Page Life Cycle diagram


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