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Question in title. Are there any benefits of one over the other. I'm thinking that there will be a higher load on the server if we use the server control text-boxes that "runat=server". But that's only a guess, I'm not entirely sure.

This post should have been in the ASP .NET area. :(
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 29-Nov-12 17:45pm
   
What "old" and "new" school do you mean? Also, ASP.NET is NOT ASP + .NET. Tag: ASP.NET.
--SA
FourCrate 29-Nov-12 17:59pm
   
When I say old school, I mean using a plain html form with text boxes and a submit button and a form method (such as POST) rather than something like:

<asp:TextBox ID="password" runat="server" Text="Password:">
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 29-Nov-12 18:03pm
   
OK. The answer really depends on what you want to achieve. Both ways can be used. Performance problems are usually related to postbacks if they are used in a wrong way or overused, but they provide extra flexibility. The whole design should be considered -- there is no a cookbook recipe for the choice.
--SA
FourCrate 29-Nov-12 18:05pm
   
Ok thanks, maybe say this as a solution so you can have some points. You've helped me on a number of occasions thanks!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 29-Nov-12 18:16pm
   
Oh, did I? My pleasure, anyway :-)
--SA
FourCrate 29-Nov-12 18:02pm
   
I changed the tagging.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 29-Nov-12 18:16pm
   
Thumbs up.
--SA

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Hi,

Your Question only having answer,

Is it better to access HTML form text-box data the old-school way or using server control text-box?

If you use Server controls you can do more operations, compared to HTML form text box,

and it depends on the use age, if your doing basic operation go with HTML , if you want to do more flexible operation go for server control
   

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