ASP.NET Application State

Application state is held by a collection of shared user-defined variables. These are set and initialized when the Application_OnStart event fires on the loading of the first instance of the application and are available until the last instance exits.

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ASP.NET Application state variables are accessed using the Applications collection, which provides a wrapper for the application state. Application state variables are identified by name