Session based ViewState is hard

In a

well reasoned follow-up post
, Scott Hanselman explains why
storing ViewState in an ASP.NET Session isn’t as easy as it first
appears. Amongst other good stuff, he makes two points I want to
reiterate:

  • Spend less time writing wrongheaded plumbing code to
    replace ViewState, and instead learn how to use it effectively and
    efficiently.
  • Buy Fritz’s
    book.

    (This is such a well written and easy to read book – I say it is a
    must have.)