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Well it looks like I may be forced to build a new system in webforms after having worked exclusively in MVC for the last 3 years.

Initially I didnt think this was going to be a problem except the application calls for a very large amount of ajax and rich client-side interaction, (think GMail or Facebook).

Back when I was doing heavy WebForms development we were only doing small amounts of ajax. I remember AJAX update panels being an absolute nightmare. I remember I ended up using mostly straight html and using JQuery to hit ASHX handlers.

Basically I know good clean ways of doing almost everything with MVC.Net but having to use WebControls and having seperate webpages everywhere seems like a night mare to me.

Does anyone know any good resources for going from MVC.Net to WebForms? Seems like a completely idiotic thing to do in my opinion but I planning for the worst.

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Good resources? How about your favorite recruiter? Building a brand new system with ASP.NET Webforms won't do any favors for your career. –  Jim G. Dec 24 '12 at 22:21

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In short: your situation is really strange/not common, as the vice-verse is more usual case nowadays. However, what you may do might be the utilization of improvements in ASP.NET WebForms framework starting from 4.0.

A good place to start would be - ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Web Development Overview , just to sharpen-up your memory.

In addition, ViewStateMode is something that you would want to so spend some time - Exploring ASP.NET 4.0—Web Forms and Beyond

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With any luck, the OP might be using .NET 4.5 and able to take advantage of the ASP.NET 4.5 WebForms improvements, many of which take a leaf from ASP.NET MVC, such as strongly-typed model binding of WebForms controls. –  Carson63000 Dec 25 '12 at 10:55

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