Seems for me like Microsoft doesn’t like well-looking diagrams. I looked at some documentation over ASP.NET page lifecycle, and the results (diagrams) were rather ugly, just take a look:
- ASP.NET Page Life Cycle Overview
- ASP.NET Application Life Cycle Overview for IIS 7.0
- ASP.NET Integration with IIS 7
Whilst I want to have the possibility for taking a quick look on that and see what’s happening just for not having that in mind for whole time, I prepared this one:
Source – just save file and rename to aspnet_page_lifecycle.graphml.
Btw, yED is really great (and free!) tool for creating such diagrams which looks pretty good 🙂 You can find it there: http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_about.html