C# – Screen capture with Vista DWM (Shared Direct3D Surface)

When I was researching for this article, I noticed some passing references to the Vista DWM (Desktop Window Manager) and the ability to use it to capture images of windows — DWM is the technology behind Windows Aero and its window switching features like Flip3D. I filed this away as something to look into at a later date.
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ASP.NET 2.0 page and control life-cycle diagram

I recently had to begin working on some ASP.NET development, specifically composite controls for web forms and SharePoint custom fields and web parts, and not knowing a great deal about ASP.NET (or SharePoint for that matter), I set out into Google land to discover all I could about the ASP.NET page request and how my snazzy new controls would have to fit into it.
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