I want to know if the structure for an ASP.NET website I'm working on uses a design pattern for it's web pages. If it is a design pattern, what is it called? The web pages have the following structure:

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UserDetails page (UserDetails.aspx) - includes UserDetailsController.ascx user control. UserDetailsController.ascx includes sub user controls like UserAccountDetails.ascx and UserLoginDetails.ascx etc

Each sub user control contains a small amount of code/logic, the 'controller' user controls that host these sub user controls (i.e UserDetailsController.ascx) appear to call the business rules code and pass the data to the sub user controls.

Is this a design pattern? What is it called?

  • looks like variation of Master page design
    – Yusubov
    Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 9:57

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Short answer: looks like a variation of a Master-child design.

Long answer: there are different standards how UI pattern is defined. To express them, i have combined listing that might be helpful to expand on this topic.

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